The University of Kentucky College of Medicine promotes a diverse and inclusive environment that provides excellence in education, access to high-quality health care, and transformative research to improve the health and wellness of Kentuckians and beyond.

One of the most critical barriers to improved health and wellness for the Commonwealth is the shortage of physicians serving in community settings across the state. To address that need strategically, the college is expanding student physician training opportunities to include the Lexington Campus, the Rural Physician Leadership Program in Morehead, and the four-year regional campuses in Bowling Green and Northern Kentucky.

See below for more details about the distinctive experiences at each campus location. 

Lexington Campus

Lexington is the second-largest city in the state of Kentucky and is considered the Horse Capital of the World. A small city, with a big-town feel, there are all kinds of sights and sounds to enjoy. The physicians and medical professionals at the Lexington campus are trained in the most sophisticated, up-to-the-minute techniques to provide unmatched care and training for patients and students alike. UK College of Medicine-Lexington Campus offers medical degree programs as well as several combined degree programs (MD/PhD, MD/MPH, and MD/MBA). 

Lexington campus

City of Lexington

Bowling Green Campus

Since 1906 and 1926, respectively, Western Kentucky University (WKU) and The Medical Center at Bowling Green have been the leaders in education and health care for south central and western Kentucky. In 2017, the University of Kentucky College of Medicine announced a partnership with WKU and The Medical Center to launch a regional medical school campus in Bowling Green. In July 2018, the inaugural class of 30 students will begin their journey in the medical profession. UK College of Medicine-Bowling Green Campus offers medical degree programs as well as two combined degree programs (MD/MPH & MD/MBA).

Bowling Green campus

City of Bowling Green

Morehead Campus

In partnership with Morehead State University and St. Claire Regional Medical Center, the University of Kentucky College of Medicine created the Rural Physician Leadership Program. A bustling community in the northeast region of the state, Morehead welcomes up to 10 College of Medicine students each year. These graduates may receive a Certificate in Health Systems Leadership in addition to their medical degree.

Morehead campus

City of Morehead

Northern Kentucky Campus

In partnership with St. Elizabeth Healthcare and Northern Kentucky University, the UK College of Medicine-Northern Kentucky campus will be a fully functioning four-year campus, utilizing the same curriculum and assessments as UK’s Lexington campus, pending Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) and Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) approval. On-site faculty will have UK College of Medicine appointments, teach in small groups, and provide simulated and standardized patient experiences with live-streamed lectures delivered from Lexington.UK College of Medicine-Northern Kentucky Campus offers a four-year medical degree program. 

Northern Kentucky campus

Northern Kentucky