About MK Education

  • MRxI Corporation was founded in 1999 by Drs. Mayur and Priti Shah for the purpose of elevating educational standards and career readiness skills for Pharmacy Technicians.
  • In 2001, the first partnership was formed with MRxI Corporation to offer pharmacy technician training.
  • By 2006, Dr. Mayur Shah created Kushan LLC in order to offer additional courses aimed at training individuals in rapidly growing career fields, including Medical Coding and Billing, Phlebotomy, and Veterinarian Assistant.
  • In 2009, MRxI Corporation and Kushan LLC worked as one company, MRxI and Kushan Education, to partner with national certification agencies to offer training, career readiness, and nationally certified students.
  • In 2010, our first blended ‘hybrid’ learning course was launched.
  • In 2012, MRxI and Kushan Education, has been shortened to MK Education… a fresh new name for an expanding company. Our growing course catalog now consists of 16 allied health training courses, with more added every year!

Live Classroom Learning

mk-circles-300-classWith the advent of online courses, the debate on the benefits of online education versus traditional school continues to evolve. While online schools offer many benefits to different types of students, the advantages of traditional classrooms are still valid today. Traditional classrooms offer social interaction as well as a certain structure and familiarity that online education isn’t designed to do. Other advantages would include face-to-face interaction, social interaction, comfort level, and structure.

Flipped/Hybrid Learning

flipped classes“Flipped” or “Hybrid” are names commonly used to describe courses in which some traditional face-to-face “seat time” has been replaced by online learning activities. The purpose of a hybrid course is to take advantage of the best features of both face-to-face and online learning. A hybrid course is designed to integrate face-to-face and online activities so that they reinforce, complement, and elaborate one another, instead of treating the online component, as an add-on or duplicate of what is taught in the classroom. We use the perfect explanation of online lectures at home and hands-on workshops in the classroom.

Flexible Online Learning

online learningA virtual classroom is an online classroom that allows participants to communicate with one another, view presentations or videos, interact with other participants, and engage with resources in work groups. This option tends to be non-restricting, affordable, flexible learning, and accessible.

Meet the Staff

Dr. Mayur Shah, Pharm.D.
Chief Executive Officer 
As the co-founder of MRxI and Kushan Education, and the Chief Executive Officer, Mayur oversees the planning and growth of the company. Mayur utilizes the latest technologies to capture the experiences of today’s healthcare practitioners so the student of tomorrow can meet the expectations of the employers.

Dr. Priti Shah, Pharm.D.
Pharmacist & Chief Financial Officer
Priti Shah graduated with her Doctor of Pharmacy degree and for years worked as a respected pharmacist, both in retail and her own independent pharmacy. In 2001, while working as pharmacists, Priti and Mayur recognized a lack of training for pharmacy technicians and it inspired the start of a short and educational pharmacy technician training program to bring training and education to technicians; the start of MRxI Corporation. As co-founder and Chief Financial Officer of MRxI Corporation and later Kushan, LLC, Priti has helped create the pharmacy curriculum and manages the financial aspect of the company. She has years of experience teaching and values the opportunity to help educate and serve the community. She is also the proud mother of two, enjoys being active in Boy Scouts, loves the experience of nature and cherishes the opportunity to make others smile.

John Garner

Sujatha Rajan
Sujatha has a Bachelor Degree Koti Women’s College in Hyderabad, India. She has a total of 14 years of accounting and recruiting experience. She has worked with financial and retails clients, helping them in areas such as bookkeeping and finding the right personnel to meet the clients needs. Working with different clients along the way from various fields has given Sujatha many opportunities to learn and grown. She began working with MK Education in August. She is the Instructor Coordinator, which consists of working with Instructors to coordinate their materials and daily activities. With Sujatha’s extensive background in accounting along with her experience with recruiting in IT field, she feels confident in her ability to perform her job at MK. She loves being challenged everyday and always wants to learn something new.

Karen Gatewood
Karen was born and raised in the Chicago suburbs. She has worked Full time in the Medical field for the last thirty years. She started in the Emergency department/ Registration where she grew to love the fast pace work which includes working the midnight shift. Her passion inspired her to further her education by becoming Patient Care technician and continues to instruct new technicians in the Informatics field. Karen joined MK Education in January 2016 and enjoys solving problems and assisting others. It’s a wonderful gift to learn something new everyday! She is actively involved with both the Boy Scouts’ and Girls Scouts’ councils and troops. Karen enjoys assisting local troops with their ongoing activities and loves to see the Scouts participate in both educational and worthwhile events, yet still have fun!. She is extremely devoted to local service projects that include the scouts. Last year Karen lead a local troop in an Athletic shoe drive, 255 pairs of shoes were collected in one month! The shoes were then donated and recycled into Tennis and Basketball courts. In her spare time, she enjoys watching Classic movies, Scrapbooking and attending various educational courses.

Bijal Patel

Bob Barger
Bob has spent several decades in the hospital pharmacy environment. Most of that time he was the Director of Pharmacy and had students from various universities doing rotations at that site. He has been on the adjunct faculty of several Colleges of Pharmacy. Bob was the Coordinator of the Pharmacy Technician Program at Harper Community College for 10 years. Recently he has taught at pharmacy technician courses at Baxter International and the College of Du Page. Bob has done teaching and curriculum development for MK Education for the past three years.

Christy Millett
I have been working in the Veterinary Field for 20 years. My experience began in general day practice and while attending college to become a Certified Veterinary Technician, I expanded into emergency medicine. I have over 10 years of teaching experience at various colleges, all in veterinary related subject matter. I have written, developed, and facilitated curriculum at various levels and have overseen numerous veterinary field externs in the hospital setting. In 2011, I received a Pet Loss Companioning certificate, and in 2012, completed my Bachelors in Applied Science in Veterinary Technology which is a terminal degree in the field. I have written and published two articles for veterinary medical journals and provide guest lectures on my published subject matter. Presently, I am an adjunct faculty member in a Veterinary Technology program and the Program Director for two Veterinary Assistant Programs. I remain focused on being a lifelong learner and love being able to see learning happen in my classrooms. I have a dog, a box turtle, two kids – one teenager, and one toddler, both of whom should be in their own class of animal, and a husband who sometimes is forced into helping provide veterinary care to our house pets.

Trishna Murad
One of the newest members of the team, Trishna joined MK in December of 2016 as a Marketing Assistant. Besides supporting all the essential marketing campaigns of MK, Trishna is also involved with managing all administrative projects to help the company grow in this evolving fast paced industry. Prior to joining MK, Trishna had earned her degree in Business Administration in Marketing from Loyola University Chicago in 2013. Since then, she has been involved in Marketing and Customer Service, as well as working as an Account Executive for a technological business solutions company. Having exposure to many different fields, Trishna is a perfect fit to help assist with all the marketing and administrative projects of MK. In her free time, Trishna likes to stay active by doing kickboxing and dancing, as well as travel around the world to experience different cities and cultures.

Learning Materials

We pride ourselves on providing the most up-to-date professional
healthcare study materials and supplies for our students. Our learning
materials accompany our curriculums or can be ordered separately
to compliment your programs.

  • Updated Tools and Supplies
  • Materials for Lab Exercises
  • Timely and Reliable Delivery
  • Annual Review of All MK Education Material

Blended Learning

In addition to traditional learning option we have added blended learning programs to our catelogue. The blended/hybrid option allows students to attend class from the comfort of their home and receive the hands-on lab experiences needed from a well-rounded healthcare training program. The combination of online lectures and in-class labs at MK Education provides busy students with an alternative to traditional classroom learning. Online help sessions and classroom review sessions ensure students receive proper support throughout the semester.

  • 70% Online
  • 30% Classroom
  • Proctored Mid-term & Final Exams
  • Face-to-Face Review Sessions, Labs & Calculations Training
  • Online Forums
  • Same Quality Materials Used in Traditional Courses


Professional hands-on training is essential for complete healthcare education. Our externships allow students to gain experience in the healthcare field while making vital professional connections and building their resumes. With the help of businesses in the community, students work with their future employers and co-workers while still completing our program.
All sites are required to evaluate students individually. This proactive feedback provides students the knowledge they need to grow and allows MK Education to continually enhance our programs’ effectiveness.

Benefits of Externships

  • Guaranteed Placement
  • Hands-on Training
  • Partnerships with Community Businesses
  • Future Employment Possibilities

Needs Analysis

A needs analysis is performed for every client interested in implementing a new program with MK Education. Our needs analyses provide up-to-date information, directly from professionals working in the community, and includes local job availability with employer-preferred qualifications.

Community-Specific Needs Analysis

  • Surveys of Community Businesses
  • Professional Feedback
  • Job Analytics and Outlook
  • Externship Analytics
  • Recruitment of Instructors