The PA Summer Success Program (PASS) at Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) in Claremont, CA, is designed to inform, excite, and empower high school, college, and post-graduate students to pursue a career as a physician assistant (PA).

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Two offerings will be available in 2022:

PASS Admissions Workshop

  • This one-day workshop will cover valuable information about applying to PA school, such as tips on applications, personal statements, and interviews.
  • April 30, 2022 (hybrid online and in-person)
  • Please note: registration opens soon.

PA Summer Success (PASS) Program

  • The three-day program will present information about the PA profession, real PA perspectives, and engaging clinical scenarios. After the program, attendees will better understand the profession, possible career paths, and the tools needed to start the journey.
  • June 21-23, 2022 (online)

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Application Procedures & Requirements

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    Application Deadlines

    • PASS Admissions Workshop: April 15
    • PASS: June 1

    Application Requirements 

    An online application form is required that contains questions about your personal and educational background. The following additional materials can be submitted along with your online application but are not required:

    • Personal Statement (optional; highly recommended for college and post-graduates)
      • 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 (optional; highly recommended for college and post-graduates)
    • Transcripts (optional; highly recommended for college and post-graduates)
      • Unofficial transcripts may be submitted for evaluation purposes. Official transcripts are not required for admission but may be substituted for unofficial transcripts for admission review.

    Application Review

    The Admissions Committee will thoroughly and conscientiously review each application.

    • The PASS Admissions Workshop is best suited for pre-PA students who are applying via CASPA this year or next year.
    • The PASS program is best suited for high school and college students interested in health professions, or college and post-graduate students preparing to apply to PA school.
  • There is no fee to apply for the PASS Admission Workshop and a $20 application fee for the PASS program. Online participants are responsible for having a personal computer with broadband Internet access.

    If you are experiencing financial hardship and would like to inquire about an application fee waiver, please contact admissions@kgi.edu.

"I was so unsure about the career and where to even begin. Participating in PASS has definitely been a highlight of my whole year. Not only was it extremely well organized with the range of topics and the way you hosted each panel, but also shed light on so many important topics that I didn't even think to consider as a pre-PA student. I feel more confident now and am brimming with excitement for my future—a feeling I hadn't felt until this summer!"
Elisabeth Lee
PASS Student
Summer 2021