Summer Explore Health Professions at Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) in Claremont, CA, is a two-week program consisting of personalized advising, conversations with various healthcare professionals, and guest speakers from different graduate health programs to help students better understand the many options available.

2023 Dates

  • Session #1 (in-person):  July 10–21

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Highlights of the Program

  • Speak with different healthcare professionals to learn about the many different options
  • Conversations with admissions personnel from programs in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, optometry, PA, and more
  • Overview of application and admission processes
  • Interview techniques and coaching
  • Develop friendships with other students sharing similar interests from across the country

Application Procedures and Requirements

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    Current undergraduate student or recent graduate and GPA of 2.5 or above.

    Application Deadline

    • May 1

    Priority Deadline

    • March 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
      • Please describe your decision to pursue a career in medicine. (2-page maximum)
    • Resume
    • Letter of Recommendation (Optional)
      • Contact information for one recommender is required during the online application process. This person should be able to evaluate your qualification and potential for success in our program. While a letter of recommendation from your pre-health advisor is preferred, you can choose to use a professional or academic reference. Only one recommendation is required but additional recommendations may be submitted if desired.
      • 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.
    • Transcripts
      • 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

    We will review applications on a rolling basis. We take a holistic look at each applicant and place great importance on letters of recommendation and your personal statement. We will strive to notify you about the status of your application as soon as possible.

    Note for prospective international students: KGI has filed a petition update to Form I-17 “Petition For Approval of School for Attendance by Nonimmigrant Student” for this program with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Upon approval, KGI will be able to issue I-20s to students wishing to apply for an F-1 student visa.

  • The program is best geared for undergraduate sophomores and juniors, but it’s beneficial for anyone contemplating a career in healthcare, including high school students. The program also benefits those applying to programs in the current application cycles and seek highly personalized advising and support.  We also encourage you to check out KGI’s Application Boot Camp.

  • There is a $20 application fee. If you are in need of an application fee waiver, please contact

    Students participating in the in-person program sessions are financially responsible for their transportation, housing, and food throughout the program.

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