Our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) make it easy for you to find answers to your most pressing inquiries into KGI’s PPC program.
No. We are interested in those who have applied as well as those who have taken the majority of their premedical requirements but have yet to apply.
Applicants who have obtained either an undergraduate or graduate degree and have successfully completed all the pre-requisite courses for medical school admissions. Students need not be a science major, only that you’ve completed the proper courses and have clinical and patient care experience.
Our program is small and each student will be advised as to the best set of courses for their unique situation. At times it may be necessary for a student to repeat an undergraduate prerequisite course or two as needed. You will work with your advisor to create your schedule of courses to best position yourself for admissions to medical school.
Your curriculum will be made up of the courses taught at both the graduate Master of Business and Science (MBS) program as well as possibly taking courses through one of the other Claremont Colleges.
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The program can be completed full-time in 9-12 months.
We work on a rolling admissions basis and begin reviewing applications as soon as they are complete. Once your application is complete it is evaluated for an interview.
You are required to submit one letter of evaluation. We suggest the letter be from science faculty member OR supervisor in a healthcare related field within which you have done research OR clinical volunteering OR pre-health advisor.
No, it is not necessary to have taken the MCAT prior to applying to KGI. We also accept a standard GRE score. Please note that one of these standardized tests is required to complete your application.
For the GRE, please contact ETS and follow their instructions to have scores sent to KGI. For the MCAT, you likely have a copy of your results. Please send those to KGI (KGI school code #4166).
For the entire history of our program (2010-2018), 70% of students that have completed our program and applied to medical schools have been admitted to at least one medical school.
Since the inaugural class of 2010 with just eight students, our program has grown to a record number of 55 students in 2018-2019! While the growth is favorable, it is of utmost priority the quality of experience is not compromised for our students.
We expect students to range in age from 22 to 35.
It is not recommended students work during the program, but for those that must, we recommend no more than 10-15 hours per week.
Federally guaranteed loans are available to qualified individuals enrolled in the KGI program. The Financial Aid Office provides individual financial aid counseling and assistance in completing loan applications.
Not at this time.
KGI has on-campus housing! You can also gain assistance in your housing search through KGI’s Office of Student Affairs.