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USC‘s STAR program brings together students from Francisco Bravo Medical Magnet High School, like Nirali Patel, center, to work with USC faculty members on research. (USC Photo/Eric Lindberg)

Here’s one way to get more diversity in science and health fields

When you don’t know any doctors or scientists, it can be tough to imagine becoming one. The USC STAR program introduces teens to real lab work, and it’s one of many initiatives supported by the university’s Good Neighbors Campaign.

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USC international dentistry students Melika Haghighi, Armen Babaian, Gauen Lee, Catherine Begazo, Subashini Natarajan and Rene Gacives Vega
USC‘s Advanced Standing Program for International Dentists has trained dentists from all over the world for 50 years, including Melika Haghighi, Armen Babaian, Gauen Lee, Catherine Begazo, Subashini Natarajan and Rene Gacives Vega (clockwise from top left). (Photos/Hannah Benet)

International dentistry program at USC, first of its kind, marks milestone

For a half century, an advanced curriculum has helped nearly 1,200 foreign-trained dentists relaunch their dental careers in the United States.