The Postbaccalaureate Pre-PA Certificate (PPA) program at Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) in Claremont, CA, is designed specifically for those looking to enhance their academic credentials to gain a competitive advantage for admission into Physician Assistant programs. Students also have the opportunity to complete a Master’s degree during the glide year when applying to PA programs.

Do you need additional clinical hours? Are you looking to complete anatomy, physiology, and/or microbiology to apply for PA school? Do you want to differentiate yourself from other PA school applicants? KGI’s PPA program can help you achieve your goals!

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Program Benefits

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Highly individualized advising support is available to all students to help navigate the PA school admissions process

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Students in the PPA program can earn clinical hours in the fall, spring, and summer terms

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KGI’s curriculum consists of graduate-level courses within the applied life sciences, which combines courses in science and business

Co-Curricular Activities & Professional Development

Last year’s cohort created many memories during our trip to 13 PA programs, including a trip to Arizona to visit programs in the Grand Canyon State.

Students love our program for the ALS 398 course, which was designed exclusively to support students with their applications, GRE prep course, and effective practice interviews. Our students also gain a tremendous amount of personal and developmental value through the program’s individual financial planning, collaborative culture, mentoring, and connection to our strong alumni network.

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Program Leaders

Joon Kim, EdD

Senior Director and Instructor of Postbaccalaureate Programs
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Elba Muñoz, MA

Assistant Director, Postbaccalaureate Premedical Certificate Program (PPC)
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