Health Plan Grant Supports New Physician Pipeline to Serve Low-Income Communities
L.A. Care Health Plan, the nation’s largest publicly operated health plan, announced today that it is committing $5 million to Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) to support the launch of the KGI School of Medicine in Claremont, California. The investment is part of L.A. Care’s Elevating the Safety Net, an initiative to address a looming physician shortage in Los Angeles County.
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The funding will help facilitate the establishment, accreditation, and opening of the KGI School of Medicine. KGI, founded in 1997 and a member of The Claremont Colleges, is a leader in graduate education for biotechnology and healthcare.
“The KGI School of Medicine will serve as a pipeline for physicians into the L.A. County safety net,” said John Baackes, L.A. Care CEO. “This commitment is an