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A New Kind of Medical School for the Doctors of Tomorrow

Our Mission

The Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine strives to provide a world-class education for every one of our students.

We aim to ignite a passion for lifelong learning, a desire to serve patients, and an unwavering commitment to improve the health and well-being of communities.  

 Diversity Unites Us

“For the School, diversity speaks to the full spectrum of human difference; no one is completely the same or completely different from you. Inclusion means valuing each individual because of their differences, not in spite of them. And equity refers to our commitment to achieving fair outcomes, for the health of our patients and, more broadly, the potential of all people."

Walter Conwell, MD

Associate Dean for Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity


The School's Administrative Offices are here to support your education. Academic rigor, student well-being, and inclusive learning environments are their top priorities.

Board of Directors

Our Board comprises cross-sector experts, including leaders from Kaiser Permanente as well as from other organizations and industries.

 By the Numbers


first-year students

will pursue a transformational education


clinical locations

in Southern California (and more to come) will serve as student training grounds


fundamental sciences

integrated into a single innovative spiral curriculum

 Our School

Study in Sunny California

Our medical education building is located in Pasadena, California, only 10 miles from downtown Los Angeles. Our progressive city is highly walkable and bike-friendly, with palm trees and a warm and sunny climate year-round.

The School was designed with an eye toward the future. It's ready to accommodate the latest technologies, facilitate student collaboration and well-being, and house evolving best practices in education.

Our progressive city of more than 140,000 is the leading cultural center in the San Gabriel Valley and home to many educational and scientific institutions, such as the California Institute of Technology and the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Pasadena hosts the annual Rose Bowl and Rose Parade, with beaches, hiking, and skiing as well as theme parks, concerts, and professional sporting events all nearby.


Currently, the School is provisionally approved by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education to offer degree programs and has preliminary accreditation from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education.

As a new medical school, the School has achieved the highest level of accreditation possible at this stage and has been approved to enroll students for the Class of 2024. 

About Kaiser Permanente

A Legacy of Learning

With a celebrated record of healthcare service spanning nearly eight decades, Kaiser Permanente has educated physicians for nearly as long. More than 600 new physicians are trained in our residency programs every year. The School builds on that legacy.

A Focus on Patient Care

Kaiser Permanente's approach of integrated care teams brings compassionate, innovative, and affordable health services to more than 12 million people nationwide.

Fulfilling the Promise of Medicine

More than 22,000 Permanente Medical Group physicians make a difference in the communities they serve every day.