The five-day Pre-Pharmacy Enrichment Program (PrEP) at Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) in Claremont, CA, is designed for prospective students interested in a career in pharmacy. Participants will explore the pharmacy profession through interactive classes and activities that will provide an introduction to pharmacy practice. Students will be introduced to the many career opportunities available in the field of pharmacy and exposed to ways pharmacists can impact patients’ lives beyond the traditional dispensing role.

Program content includes KGI faculty and alumni talks, roundtable discussions with current PharmD students, compounding and other hands-on activities, clinical skills, emerging pharmacy topics, pharmacy informatics, research projects and presentations, professional development, an introduction to the pharmacy curriculum, and a session with the admissions team.

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2022 Dates

  • Session #1 (online): June 20-24
  • Session #2 (in-person): July 11-15
"PrEP made a huge difference for me. I always knew I wanted to be a pharmacist, but this program made me even more passionate about pharmacy and was an amazing experience."
Sindy Canales Diaz
PrEP Student
Summer 2020

Application Procedures and Requirements

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    Application Deadline

    • June 1

    Application Requirements 

    An online application form is required that contains questions about your personal and educational background. Additional requirements (below) can be submitted along with your online application or separately:

    • Personal Statement
      • Personal statement instructions: Please provide a brief statement (maximum 500 words, 12-point font, 1 inch margins) describing yourself and explaining why you want to participate in this program.
    • Resume
    • Transcripts
      • Undergraduate students or those who have already graduated are required to submit unofficial transcripts for all institutions attended. High school students are required to submit unofficial high school transcripts.
    • Letter of Recommendation (optional)
      • Contact information for one recommender is optional during the application process. This person should be able to evaluate your qualification and potential for success in our program (such as an instructor, advisor, mentor, etc). More than one recommender can be submitted but is not required. 
      • Recommenders will be contacted via email to submit their recommendation online. If they prefer otherwise they can email or mail a copy to the Admissions Office along with this recommendation form.

    Application Review

    The Admissions Committee is made up of faculty and staff who will thoroughly and conscientiously review each application

  • The program is appropriate for motivated undergraduate students or high school seniors interested in applying to pharmacy school in the future. Eligible applicants include:

    • Undergraduate college students (enrolled in community college* or four-year institutions)
    • Students who have completed their undergraduate degree but have not yet been admitted to a PharmD program
    • High school seniors

    *15 seats in each session are reserved specifically for community college students. Please contact sphs.admissions@kgi.edu to inquire about how KGI can help support you in your transition from community college to KGI’s Doctor of Pharmacy program.

  • There is a $20 application fee.

    Participants  in Session #1 will need their own computer/device with an internet connection and webcam.

    If you are in need of an application fee waiver, please contact admissions@kgi.edu.