As a member of the prestigious Claremont Colleges, Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) is dedicated to education and research aimed at translating into practice, for the benefit of society, the power and potential of the life sciences. In true KGI tradition, the School of Pharmacy will prepare graduates who are leaders among healthcare professionals dedicated to the delivery of advanced personally-optimized patient care and the translation of applied and clinical science breakthroughs to enhance the quality of life. We will advance pharmacy for the benefit of society through the development of innovative, collaborative, culturally-competent, articulate, and caring pharmacists.
Along with a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree, KGI graduates will receive a Certificate in one of four areas including Medication Therapy Outcomes, Health Information Technology, Healthcare Operations Management and Clinical Trials/Regulatory Affairs - http://pharmacy.kgi.edu/academics/concentrations-and-certificate-program.html. These concentrations will be interwoven throughout the curriculum and highlighted by 12 credits of classroom electives and an Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) in the 3rd year along with 12 weeks of Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) electives in the 4th year.
Each stage of the 4-year PharmD program will involve one or more of the following curricular core components: Sequential Science Series (SSS), Clinical Science Series (CSS), Professional Development Series (PDS), and Experiential Education Series (EES).
Each Sequential Science Series (SSS) course will be offered 1 at a time in a block or concentrated fashion. Once completed, the students will move to the next course in the sequence. Clinical Science Series (CSS) courses will focus on a variety of issues in contemporary pharmacy such as communication, interviewing, drug information, public health, physical assessment, and self-care as well as literature evaluation and clinical trial design. Professional Development Sequence (PDS) courses will prepare students with the skills and tools needed to advance in professional growth, including an electronic portfolio of their work.
Clinical Skills Series (CSS) courses will focus on the development of patient interaction skills. The courses develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for good communication, motivational interviewing, patient counseling, health diversity and cultural appreciation, drug information analysis, and inter-professional education.
Professional Development Series (PDS) courses teach students how to be professionals, expose them to career options, and teach them job seeking skills. Students assess their own strengths, personalities, and learning styles, develop leadership skills, plan their career choices, maintain an electronic portfolio of their work and self-assessment, and participate in community service.
The Experiential Education Series (EES) comprises over 30% of the total curriculum and includes over 2,100 hours. An introductory 2-week rotation will expose students to opportunities for pharmacists in the biotechnology industry. IPPE rotations will be conducted in community, chronic care, and health-system practice sites as well as in one area of the student’s choosing including opportunities in the biotechnology industry. APPE’s will include advanced community, advanced health-system, ambulatory, acute care, direct patient care, and two elective rotations.
The curriculum (http://pharmacy.kgi.edu/academics/four-year-plan.html) is distinguished from other programs in having enhanced focus on pharmacogenomics, biomarkers, diagnostics, informatics, pharmacoeconomics, health outcomes, and pharmacovigilance. Inter-professional education activities are conducted with University of California Riverside School of Medicine students throughout the curriculum.
More information on our curriculum can be found at: http://pharmacy.kgi.edu/academics/concentrations-and-certificate-program.html
Located in beautiful Southern California, KGI is only 35 miles east of Los Angeles in the city of Claremont. With 140 acres of parks and tree-lined streets, Claremont provides a rich cultural and architectural heritage that much resembles a small town. As a member of the academically acclaimed Claremont University Consortium (http://www.claremont.edu/), KGI students are able to share a wide range of central facilities and services with students from any of the other six campuses.
Additional information on the program can be found at: http://pharmacy.kgi.edu/
|Course Title||Semester Hours||Quarter Hours|
|Total||Bachelor's degree required||Bachelor's degree required|
|General Chemistry w/ Lab||8||12|
|Organic Chemistry w/ Lab||8||12|
|General Biology w/ Lab||8||12|
|Microbiology w/ Lab||4||6|
|Anatomy and Physiology w/ Labs||8||12|
|Economics (Micro or Macro)||3||4|
|Public Speaking / Speech / Interpersonal Communications||3||4|
After PharmCAS has verified documents and forwarded them to KGI School of Pharmacy, the admissions team will review and evaluate each verified admission packet to determine whether to extend an invitation to complete the supplemental application. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Those selected to proceed with the application process will receive an e-mail invitation to access the supplemental application and schedule an interview. Please be certain that you are able to receive emails from "@kgi.edu" addresses and be sure to monitor your junk mail folder.
Official TOEFL and TSE scores are required for graduates whose Bachelor’s degree is from outside the U.S.
TSE required for applicants who attended high school or college outside of the United States.
KGI will accept evaluations from World Education Services, Inc, Josef Silny & Associates, Inc, Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc, International Education Research Foundation, Inc, American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) Foreign Education Credential Services, and Educational Perspectives.
After PharmCAS has verified documents and forwarded them to KGI School of Pharmacy, the admissions team will review and evaluate each verified admission packet to determine whether to extend an invitation to complete the supplemental application. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Those selected to proceed with the application process will receive an e-mail invitation to access the supplemental application and schedule an interview. Interviews will ascertain interest in the focus of the Pharmacy Program at KGI, understanding of contemporary pharmacy, oral and written communication skills, leadership skills, maturity, and dedication.