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University of Southern California

University of Southern California

Bachelors Degree, Major in Biology, Minor in Chemistry

  • Magna Cum Laude [i]University Honor. To be eligible for this undergraduate honor at graduation, a minimum overall grade point average of 3.7 is required
  • Order of the Palm [i]The highest award given to graduating seniors who have shown exemplary leadership and scholarship. Less than one percent of each graduating class is selected
  • Milo Don Appleman Jr., M.D. Memorial Award [i]This award is given to the most outstanding graduating senior pursuing a career in the health sciences, as determined by the faculty and lab directors.
  • J. Wesley Robb Endowed Scholarship in Human Value [i]Awarded to the student who has demonstrated significant moral leadership on campus and has shown evidence of a deep commitment to human values and a concern for other persons
  • Skull and Dagger Senior Honor Society [i]The Skull and Dagger Society is the all-university honor society at the University of Southern California. The Society is primarily for graduating seniors consisting of leaders, scholars, and student-athletes.
  • Mortar Board National Senior Honor Society [i]The premier national honor society for college seniors. Only a select few students on each campus are invited to join this esteemed society – an honor that places them among the most amazing college scholar-leaders in the U.S.
  • Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society [i]the oldest national honor society, recognizing achievement in the liberal arts and sciences, primarily in the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. The society was established in 1776.
  • Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society [i]Oldest interdisciplinary university academic honor society. Selects members with excellent scholarship and integrity of character.
Harvard Medical School

Harvard Medical School

Medical Degree

  • Harvard Linnane Scholar [i]Award for academic excellence and community leadership.
  • Harvard National Scholar [i]This scholarship was established in the early 1930s to draw the nation’s top students to attend Harvard University.
  • Phi Beta Kappa Graduate Scholarship
  • Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Scholarship
Best Medical School

Harvard Medical University , A Top Medical Institution

Top 1 Medical School in the World based on the QS World University Rankings 2015
Top 1 Best Medical School based on U.S. News & World Report LP. Rankings 2016
Top 1 Top University for Medicine based on QS World University Rankings Rankings 2016

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (NIH)

LAC+USC Medical Center/
Doheny Institute

Opthalmology Residency

Huntington Memorial Hospital

Huntington Memorial Hospital

Preliminary Internal Medicine Residency

LAC+USC Medical Center/ Doheny Institute

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (NIH)

Research Fellowship

My Harvard education was a direct benefit of my parents, who understood the value of a great education. Somehow they knew I would commit to educating my patients just as they did for me.

David Richardson, MD

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