Image Celebrating the Class of 2023 190 medical students graduated from the UK College of Medicine in May 2023 Watch the Video Image A ‘Leap of Faith’ and the Power of a Community Northern Kentucky Campus graduates its first class Read More Image After training at UK, Ryan Yadav wants to stay in Kentucky Read More Previous Next Apply to the College At the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, we take pride in educating future physicians and scientists. Apply Now Our Research Our seven basic science departments, 18 clinical departments, and multiple centers are addressing critical questions in biomedicine. Learn More Medical Student Education We advance medicine by training the next generation of physicians for Kentucky and beyond. Explore Programs Acting Dean's Welcome The University of Kentucky College of Medicine and its affiliated hospital were established over 60 years ago with the founding mission of training medical students to be physicians for the people of our Commonwealth. I came to UK in 1988 to enter an internal medicine and pediatrics residency, and during the 33 years I have been here, the college’s commitment hasn’t faltered. Indeed, it has greatly strengthened with the establishment of regional medical campuses in Morehead, Bowling Green, and Northern Kentucky, greatly increasing our ability to train more physicians for our state and making the dream of becoming a physician a reality for many more students, and especially those from Kentucky. Read More Image UK Medicine UK Medicine is the University of Kentucky College of Medicine's biannual publication telling stories of our work toward a healthier Kentucky through education, clinical care, and research — and the extraordinary people who make this mission possible.We invite you to read our most recent issue, where you can learn about important updates and developments and meet some of the individuals in the College of Medicine community who embody our mission. Read the Magazine 10,500 10,500 alumni who practice in all 50 states and 26 countries 1,117 Full and part-time basic science and clinical faculty $199.5M Over $199.5 million in total research funding awarded to the college in fiscal year 2022 Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion The work of educating and training highly qualified physicians and researchers to serve Kentucky and the nation cannot be done without considering the ways in which our identities impact how we navigate our hallways, classrooms, laboratories, clinical settings, and the world around us. Read More Recent News MAY 25, 2023 Diversity and Inclusion Ambassador Spotlight: Kwaku Obeng, MD MAY 25, 2023 Markey's NCI designation: A decade of impact on cancer research MAY 24, 2023 Video: The UK College of Medicine Celebrates the Class of 2023 MAY 24, 2023 Radiology Quality and Safety Showcase identifies opportunities for improvement, sustainability View All News "I fell in love with Lexington and the community I had created for myself at the University of Kentucky; it only seemed right that I stay to continue my medical education at the place and in the state I call home." Image Tayla New-Oglesby Third-year medical student from western Kentucky. Image Learn about our collaborative and transdisciplinary approach to research Alliance Research Initiative Image We are addressing Kentucky's physician shortage across four campuses Campus Locations and Partners For clinical and patient services, visit ukhealthcare.uky.edu.