Kaiser Permanente is an integrated healthcare system that provides medical care and health coverage and promotes health and wellness, supporting its founding idea—one the Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine shares—that everyone deserves the chance to live a healthy life. For nearly 80 years, Kaiser Permanente has pursued its mission to provide high-quality, affordable healthcare services and improve the health of its members and communities it serves. Kaiser Permanente's social mission is reflected in its commitment to health equity for all and a culture of inclusion of diverse points of view and backgrounds.
Our students will have the opportunity to provide care in the healthcare system's medical offices and hospitals, and to be part of an integrated curriculum that brings together Biomedical, Clinical, and Health Systems Sciences.
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 inaugural class of 2024.
The school is a private non-profit institution.
The school will open in August 2020.
We are pleased to provide full-tuition scholarships to the school’s first five classes for all four years. In addition, we offer financial aid packages to help offset living expenses during medical school.
Our inaugural class will have 48 students.
The school welcomes students who are committed to its mission and are intelligent, curious, and creative, and who aspire to deliver outstanding care to patients and uphold the highest values of the profession. A passion for learning paired with a collaborative spirit will help our students excel in an educational environment focused on excellence, well-being, and teamwork. To promote inclusivity, we seek a student body that represents different backgrounds, characteristics, attributes, points of view, life experiences, and identities.
Our program is allopathic, meaning all graduates will receive a Doctor of Medicine degree.
Yes, we welcome our students to pursue other programs with nearby universities.
Learn more about opportunities for other degrees here.
No. We encourage you to follow your own career path.
The school is not part of a university. However, we collaborate with nearby universities on various programs.
Our academic requirements include the following:
In addition, applicants should be able to explain why they believe the school would be a good fit for their academic interests and professional goals.
The following required and recommended pre-medical courses were selected to align with the goals of our school and to prepare students to get the most out of our curriculum. The recommended courses are intended to prepare students for the rigorous curriculum and to become culturally sensitive practitioners.
The prerequisite courses are:
The recommended courses are:
No. Although we will accept applications with courses pending, all coursework is required to be completed before you begin your first year at the school.
The school will consider applications from U.S. citizens, permanent residents of the U.S. (green card holders), and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients. Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in the U.S. or Canada.
The school is currently unable to accept international students on student visas.
Yes, students with DACA status are eligible to apply to the school.
Because the school’s curriculum is integrated to include classroom learning and clinical practice across all four years of education, we do not accept transfer students.
Applicants are asked to complete the MCAT no later than September 2019; For the 2020 application cycle, the school considers MCAT scores dating back to July 2017. There are no minimum requirements for quantitative measures like MCAT scores or GPA.
No. Our location in Pasadena, California, located just 10 miles from downtown Los Angeles, provides an ideal educational environment. However, we plan to admit a student body that hails from all over the country.
We don’t require students to commit to any particular specialty. We encourage you to explore your interests at the school.
Students will be responsible for finding housing in Pasadena or the surrounding areas. We will be happy to help you identify your own housing and connect with classmates.
We expect our students to matriculate with the class into which they’re accepted. However, if you face extenuating circumstances, we will consider them.
To apply, you’ll need to complete the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) application and fulfill subsequent AMCAS requirements such as submitting transcripts, letters of recommendation, and MCAT scores. You’ll also need to complete our school’s Secondary Application. View our Application Process.
AMCAS applications are due October 1, 2019.
All applicants who complete the Primary Application through AMCAS will be invited to submit our Secondary Application.
The school’s Secondary Application is due November 1, 2019.
We send offers of admission on a rolling basis beginning October 15, 2019 and ending March 2020. View our Application Timeline.
No, online bachelor’s degrees will not be considered in the application process.