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 may include compounding and other hands-on activities, clinical skills, emerging pharmacy topics, problem-based learning, health information technology, research presentations, professional development, an introduction to the pharmacy curriculum, and admissions requirements.

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2021 Dates

  • Session #1 (on campus): June 28-July 1, 2021
  • Session #2 (online): July 12-16
"I would like to encourage anyone in the future to apply to PrEP because it was amazing! There were passionate people and mentors who showcased all their knowledge. It was exciting and fun, and really informative. "
Sahira Aguilar
PrEP Student
Summer '20

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 (strongly preferred)
      • Contact information for the recommender can be included in the application. Recommenders will be contacted via email to submit their recommendation online.

    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
  • There is no tuition fee. The program will include official program swag, all classes, activities, and materials for the program.

    For the online session, participants will need their own computer/device with internet connection and webcam.