KGI’s summer programs will boost your academic career as you prepare for graduate-level studies or a career in industry. Get a preview of KGI’s advanced degrees, including:

These summer programs will not only help you decide your future career in healthcare or the life sciences—they are also a great way to gain exposure to the biotechnology, medicine, life sciences and pharmaceutical industries, while improving on the skills and qualifications you need to boost your resume.

  • KGI’s BSUITE program for undergraduate research in bioprocessing and bioengineering provides undergraduate students, recent graduates, and those considering starting the MEng program with valuable laboratory experience through team projects based on tasks typically done in industry bioprocessing laboratories. Students will acquire specialized skills through learning opportunities not found at undergraduate institutions, while discovering career options within bioprocessing, biomanufacturing laboratories, and the manufacturing industry.

    Tentative 2019 Dates (Subject to Change): June 17 – August 2

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  • The Botswana Summer Undergraduate Research Experience is a unique opportunity for students interested in acquiring experience in the applied life sciences while serving as cultural ambassadors. Students will spend the first four weeks of the summer in Botswana where they will take two hours of Setswana language and culture every morning, followed by lab work at the University of Botswana in the afternoon. The focus is on research and development of making vaccines in a developing country.

    Tentative 2019 Dates: June 3 – July 26

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  • The pharmaceutical and other biomedical industries require an understanding of both business and science to bring lifesaving technologies to market. KGI’s summer program will provide skills and professional development opportunities for undergraduates interested in careers in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, or other biomedical product industries. During this challenging and fun five-week program, you will learn about bioscience business skills and career opportunities, providing you an edge for careers beyond the bench in these science based industries.

    Tentative 2019 Dates: June 24 – July 26

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  • The Medical Device Development Boot Camp is a four-week experiential learning opportunity for students interested in learning the process for designing and manufacturing medical devices. Participants will learn how to assess user needs and generate ideas for devices that meet those needs. They will then experience the different stages of product development by working in teams to translate new ideas into device designs and then build those designs into prototypes. Finally, they will learn manufacturing and quality control/assurance methods, learning how to take their device from the prototype stage to a manufacturable product.

    Tentative 2019 Dates: June 24 – July 19

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  • The five-day Pre-Pharmacy Enrichment Summer Program (PrEP) at KGI is designed for prospective students interested in a career in pharmacy. Participants will explore the pharmacy profession through interactive classes and hands-on 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 laboratory sessions, clinical skills workshops, emerging pharmacy topics, problem-based learning, health information technology, poster presentations, professional development, an introduction to the pharmacy curriculum, and admission requirements.

    2019 Dates: July 22-26

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  • Explore Health Professions is a two-week residential program of classroom and experiential learning to help students investigate what it means to be “premed.” The program is geared toward undergraduate sophomores and juniors, but is beneficial for anyone contemplating a career in healthcare. Students applying to graduate programs will also benefit through highly personalized advising and support.

    Tentative 2019 Dates (Subject to Change): July 8-19

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  • KGI’s SURE program for undergraduate research in biotechnology and bioengineering provides undergraduate students the opportunity for cutting-edge, interdisciplinary research in the areas of applied molecular and cellular biology, bioengineering, and computational biology, as well as exposure to related ethics and business topics.

    Tentative 2019 Dates (Subject to Change): June 17 – August 9

    Deadline to Apply: March 1, 2019

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  • KGI offers several upper-level undergraduate science courses in the summer. These courses are open to all undergraduate students seeking careers in healthcare and/or the sciences, and fulfill the pre-requisite requirements for entrance into KGI’s School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Courses include:

    • Biochemistry (online or on-campus)
    • Drug Design (online or on-campus)
    • Fundamentals of Pharmacy Practice (online or on-campus)
    • Genetics (online or on-campus)
    • Biostatistics (online or on-campus)
    • Human Anatomy with Lab (on-campus)
    • Human Physiology with Lab (on-campus)
    • Microbiology with Lab (on-campus)

    Tentative 2019 Dates (Subject to Change): June 17 – August 10

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