In 2018, Keck Graduate Institute announced its plan to found a medical school. Three years later, in August, the school welcomed an inaugural cohort of 22 students to the School of Medicine’s first degree-granting program: a two-year online Master of Science in Community Medicine.
Keck Graduate Institute received a $5 million grant for the future KGI School of Medicine from L.A. Care Health Plan, a healthcare provider to more than 2 million vulnerable and low-income residents, the school said in an Oct. 5 press release.
Keck Graduate Institute appointed Dr. J. Mario Molina as the founding dean of the KGI School of Medicine on Aug. 15.
Keck Graduate Institute is pursuing plans to build a new medical school, aiming to fill a shortage of primary care physicians in California.