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J. Mario Molina Named Founding Dean of the KGI School of Medicine

Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) has appointed Dr. J. Mario Molina as the founding dean of the KGI School of Medicine. Molina served for 20 years as the Chief Executive Officer of Molina Healthcare, a Fortune 500 company founded by his father in 1980 to provide healthcare to low-income individuals. Molina’s vision for the KGI School […]

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Healthcare Report Findings Support KGI’s Vision for School of Medicine

The findings of the California Future Health Workforce Commission make it clear: The medical school that Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) plans to establish is sorely needed. In its final report released in February, the commission made up of 24 leaders representing private and public hospital systems, nonprofit healthcare organizations, policymakers, and educators described California’s urgent […]

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Hearst Foundations Grant Supports KGI School of Medicine

The Hearst Foundations have awarded a grant of $250,000 to Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) in support of crucial steps in the current phase of the KGI School of Medicine planning and development. “We are thrilled to have the endorsement of one of the state’s most respected members of the philanthropic community,” KGI President Sheldon Schuster […]

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California Health Report Mentions Proposed KGI School of Medicine

This article was written by Ron Shinkman and appeared on the California Health Report website on Sept. 17, 2018.  When Paul Lyons opened a primary-care practice in the Palm Springs area for low-income patients, the need was clear. “We went from zero patients to 30,000 within six months,” he said. The clinic, which opened in […]

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Keck Graduate Institute Announces Plans for New Medical School

Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) has announced plans for a new KGI School of Medicine to meet the increasing demand for primary care physicians in Southern California. A generous donor’s transformational gift to KGI will fund the first phase of the school, which includes the recruitment and hiring of the founding dean. “We are excited and […]

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Proposed KGI School of Medicine Featured in U.S. News & World Report

This article was written by Kaiser Health News and appeared on the U.S. News & World Report website on July 27, 2018.  The Claremont Colleges plans to open a medical school, the fourth new campus designed to produce physicians for parts of Southern California struggling with shortages. The KGI School of Medicine will focus on primary […]

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