If you work on the Health Sciences Campus, you may have been assigned a Medmail email account and calendar. However, if you’ve also been assigned a USC computer account, it can be confusing to know which account does what, and why you need to have both.
It is important to maintain your USC account and password because it identifies you and grants you off-campus access to Norris Library resources such as UpToDate, Ovid MEDLINE and PubMed@USC and also to the thousands of online books, journals and databases licensed by the University. In addition to library resources, a number of other systems also rely on the USC password. For added security, remember to reset your USC account password every 6 months or you may find that you’ve been locked out and denied access.
The Medmail email account is provided and managed by USC’s Health Sciences Information Technology. If you tend to use Medmail exclusively, Health Sciences IT suggests a best practice of forwarding your USC Account to your Medmail so that you will continue to be alerted to important USC email messages. Instructions for setting up forwarding from your USC e-mail to the MED Exchange server are posted on the USC Information Technology Services website.