KGI’s future Doctor of Medicine (MD) program will train physicians with the perspectives, knowledge, and skills to help communities in need.
The future Doctor of Medicine (MD) program at Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) in Claremont, CA, will prepare graduates to use current and emerging precision health and medicine tools to improve health and treat the illnesses and injuries of underserved and underrepresented individuals, families, and communities.
The future MD program is not currently accepting applications.
The KGI School of Medicine will provide high-caliber science-based medical education; the curriculum will integrate cultural competency with a high value on applicants who speak additional languages other than English. This combination of approaches will prepare MD physicians who have the expertise and skills to serve communities that urgently need and deserve high-quality primary care.
Students will gain the necessary understanding and build the essential habits of mind and heart focused on community medicine. All content will be taught to reinforce these habits and the concepts that undergird them.
Habits of mind and hearts:
All students are expected to achieve the required competency in four basic sciences:
The required applied skills specific to the five main areas of practice in community medicine:
Foundational and entry-level skills will be concentrated early in the curriculum and enhanced with greater depth, broader reach, and specific skills during the latter years.