A new era for medical education

The KGI School of Medicine (SOM) intends to build an innovative, integrated program that prepares physicians and other healthcare professionals to care for underserved and underrepresented communities. We will provide students with the skills to reduce disease burden, improve health, and prepare students for the significant scientific and technological changes already underway in healthcare itself. Our program is also a radically different approach to the education of healthcare professionals and physicians.


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About the SOM

Learn how KGI is responding to the nation's healthcare challenges with plans to change medical education. You can also meet KGI's advisory groups.

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Academic Programs

The School of Medicine currently offers the online Master of Science in Community Medicine (MSCM) program, with a Doctor of Medicine (MD) on the horizon.

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Our Dean

Dr. David M. Lawrence will drive the vision, planning, and development of the KGI School of Medicine.

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Stay up-to-date on the latest KGI School of Medicine developments.

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Connect with the KGI School of Medicine leadership team to discuss partnership and development opportunities! The MD program is not currently accepting applications.

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Dr. Monique J. Williams Named Founding Program Director of KGI’s Master of Science in Community Medicine Program

Dr. Monique J. Williams was hired on March 1, 2021, as Founding Program Director and Professor of Practice for Keck Graduate Institute (KGI)'s Master of Science in Community Medicine (MSCM) program. The two-year online program,...
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Dr. Lawrence Places Community Medicine at the Core of KGI School of Medicine’s Mission

This story was first published in the 2019-20 Annual Report. KGI appointed former Kaiser CEO Dr. David Lawrence as Dean of the KGI School of Medicine in March 2020. In his first few months, Lawrence...
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KGI Announces New Online Degree Program: Master of Science in Community Medicine

Weeks after the Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) School of Medicine announced a partnership with L.A. Care Health Plan—the nation’s largest publicly operated health plan—the school has announced its first degree offering: A Master of Science...
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L.A. Care Commits $5 Million to Help Fund Launch of KGI School of Medicine

L.A. Care Health Plan, the nation's largest publicly operated health plan, announced today that it is committing $5 million to Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) to support the launch of the KGI School of Medicine in...
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