KGI’s MSPA program prepares students to become integral members of the healthcare team and provide compassionate care to their communities.
The Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies (MSPA) program at Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) located in beautiful Claremont, CA, will prepare students to become integral members of the healthcare team and provide compassionate care to their communities.
In alignment with KGI’s mission and values, this 27-month program will also integrate leadership skills, innovative/entrepreneurial approaches to problem-solving, and interprofessional collaboration with other KGI programs. MSPA program graduates will enter the workforce with a better understanding of the social determinants of health and patient-centered medicine, so they are fully prepared to play a leadership role in the community and public health.
Now accepting applications through CASPA for the fall 2024 cohort
At KGI, you will:
The MSPA program will redefine traditional PA education through the use of innovative teaching methods. Students will benefit from an active learning classroom model that emphasizes student engagement, critical thinking skills, and teamwork. Unlike the traditional approach, KGI students will also have access to early clinical experiences during the didactic phase. These early real patient interactions will strengthen interpersonal, technical, and clinical reasoning skills far before starting clinical rotations.
Through countless volunteering opportunities, KGI MSPA students will be heavily involved in the care and education of the local community. These opportunities will provide students with a true understanding of the community’s healthcare needs. As a result of these crucial experiences, graduates will be prepared to provide compassionate care to patients of diverse ethnicity/race, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, age, and socioeconomic status. These experiences will also allow our graduates to recognize health disparities and work towards achieving health equity.
The healthcare landscape is rapidly changing, and you can be a key part of this change. KGI MSPA students will receive didactic instruction in leadership and entrepreneurship in order to prepare them to take on leadership roles, be involved in advocacy, solve real-world problems through innovation, and create their own career path.
The KGI MSPA program strives to deliver a curriculum that is consistent with our mission and provides our students with the tools required to achieve our program learning outcomes and competencies. The program is a full-time, 27-month, year-round graduate program that consists of 124 semester credit hours completed over seven semesters. The program is divided into a 15-month didactic phase and a 12-month clinical phase. Learn more.
The demand for PAs continues to grow and is expected to increase 31% by 2028. KGI MSPA program graduates will be qualified to serve in a wide range of exciting roles:
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Do you need to gain a competitive advantage for admission into PA school? KGI offers a Postbaccalaureate Pre-PA Certificate program that allows students to enhance their academic credentials and gain additional clinical hours. Learn more.
KGI’s MSPA program is looking to partner with trusted members of the local health community to prepare the next generation of high-quality healthcare providers. If you are interested in becoming a preceptor or joining our Program Advisory Board, please fill out this brief form. Then, we will contact you!
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