The Kentucky Integrated Curriculum provides an innovative, high-quality educational experience for all our learners that boasts a deep integration of the foundational and clinical sciences. Through partnerships with health care partners at each campus location, students are exposed early and often to clinical learning opportunities in both hospital and ambulatory settings.

UK HealthCare – Lexington, KY

Ranked the No. 1 hospital in the state by U.S. News & World Report for the sixth year, UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital has been the academic medical center associated with the UK College of Medicine for more than 60 years. From the start, clinical faculty at the UK College Medicine have educated medical students in hands-on clinical settings while continuing to lead the advancement of medicine and provide care for patients.

Today, the clinical enterprise of UK HealthCare also encompasses the Kentucky Children’s Hospital, Eastern State Hospital, and UK Good Samaritan Hospital along with numerous centers and clinics throughout the state. Faculty members of the College of Medicine provide exceptional care in a wide breadth of clinical settings including UK Center for Excellence in Rural Health, Markey Cancer Center, Gill Heart and Vascular Center, Barnstable Brown Diabetes Center, UK Morehead Women’s Healthcare, Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, and UK North Fork Valley Community Health Center.

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Regional Campus Partners

Our efforts to educate more physicians in Kentucky for Kentucky have led to an expansion of our clinical partners across the Commonwealth.

St. Claire HealthCare – Morehead, KY

To train physician leaders for rural areas in Eastern Kentucky, we partner with St. Claire HealthCare, an integrated health care system comprised of the largest rural hospital in Northeastern Kentucky – seven family medicine locations within five counties, a multi-specialty medical pavilion, an outpatient center, counseling, homecare services, and retail services including family medical supply, pharmacy, and aesthetics. It is the largest employer in the region with nearly 1,000 staff members including more than 100 medical providers representing 32 medical specialties. St. Claire HealthCare’s dedication to the teaching and education of health professionals has remained constant as it continues to serve the people of Eastern Kentucky.

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St. Elizabeth Healthcare – Northern Kentucky

St. Elizabeth Healthcare is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected medical providers in the Greater Cincinnati region. For more than 155 years, St. Elizabeth has been the heart and soul of health care in Northern Kentucky. The UK College of Medicine-Northern Kentucky Campus partners with St. Elizabeth Healthcare.

Founded with one small hospital in 1861, St. Elizabeth Healthcare now operates six facilities throughout Northern Kentucky and more than 115 primary care and specialty office locations in Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio. It is sponsored by the Diocese of Covington and is a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. A mission-based organization, St. Elizabeth is committed to improving the health of the communities it serves, providing more than $100 million in uncompensated care and benefit to the community in 2016. For more information, visit

Med Center Health – Bowling Green, KY

Our efforts to train physicians across the state – especially in rural areas – led us to launch the UK College of Medicine-Bowling Green Campus, collaborating with Med Center Health as the clinical partner for medical training and practice for our students. The flagship hospital of Commonwealth Health Corporation (CHC), The Medical Center at Bowling Green is a 337-bed, acute care hospital that offers the region’s most comprehensive services. With over 300 physicians on staff, The Medical Center is able to provide patients access to more than 50 specialties. The Medical Center also offers a full range of heart services including an accredited chest pain center with PCI and the region’s only open-heart surgery program.

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