The University of Kentucky MD/PhD Program empowers all to be their best selves and strives to create a sustainable climate where all can benefit from the highest quality education and work environment. The mission of UK's Office for Institutional Diversity (OID)  is to enhance the diversity and inclusivity of our university community through the recruitment and retention of an increasingly diverse population of faculty, administrators, staff, and students, and by implementing initiatives that provide rich diversity-related experiences for all to help ensure their success in an interconnected world.

For information about upcoming holidays and observances, check out the UK College of Medicine Diversity Calendar


Student Organizations: 
  • HealthCare Muslim Students Association
  • Lexington Latino Health Advocacy Association: LLHAA exists to provide health care education, access, opportunity and awareness to the LatinX  community. Additionally, we seek to unite UK College of Medicine students that share the passion to serve this  important piece of the Lexington community.  
  • Resilient: This group creates programs and resources to make personal wellness a priority for all students. In order to provide compassionate, empathetic, and humanistic care to patients, medical students and doctors must take care of themselves first. The end goal is to be well, and do good.
  • medPRIDE: This student-led organization seeks to increase the visibility of LGBTQ+ students and faculty. They aim to foster a welcoming environment for LGBTQ+ and QTBIPOC health professional students while appreciating the intersectionality of an increasingly diverse physician and patient population. 
  • WIMS: Women in Medicine and Science (WIMS) is a vibrant organization led by faculty, trainees, and students across the UK College of Medicine. Its missions are grounded in networking and mentorship and supported by relevant, focused program planning. A primary goal is facilitating opportunities for career advancement. Their major event, held annually on the second Thursday in October, features a nationally renowned visiting professor who delivers lectures and hosts workshops throughout the day.