Early Assurance Program to the UK College of Medicine - Lexington Campus

In partnership with the UK Lewis Honors College and Kentucky State University, the University of Kentucky College of Medicine - Lexington Campus has developed Early Assurance Programs for academically excellent students who demonstrate the qualities of a competent and caring physician. The applicants must have an interest in ultimately studying and practicing in Kentucky. The Early Assurance Program is offered to students in the second semester of their sophomore year. Accepted students will receive assured admission to the University of Kentucky College of Medicine – Lexington campus upon successful completion of the program requirements and graduation from the university.

Partner Institutions

UK Lewis Honors College

Kentucky State University

Early Assurance Program Application


Application opens: Nov. 1, 2023

Deadline: Feb. 1, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. ET


For the UK Lewis Honors College EAP program, contact Britt Frye at britt.frye@uky.edu or (859) 323-7563

For the KSU EAP program, contact Dr. Suzette Polson at suzette.polson@kysu.edu 


Instructions for EAP Application 

Eligibility Criteria for EAP Application

  • Currently enrolled at one of the UK College of Medicine EAP partner universities.
  • Current Sophomore standing and anticipated college graduation within 3-4 additional full-time semesters.
  • Five full-semester science courses, including but not limited to the disciplines of biology, chemistry, physics and/or mathematics and not including associated laboratory courses.
  • Two semesters of humanities coursework, emphasizing written or spoken communication skills. 
  • Cumulative college GPA of at least 3.6.
  • College science (biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics) GPA of at least 3.6.
  • Commitment to participate in all Early Assurance Program Activities. 

How to Apply

  • Click EAP Application to initiate your application. 
  • As part of your application, you will be required to upload a PDF copy of your unofficial transcript. This can usually be downloaded from your institution’s student-hub webpage. You can also contact your campus Registrar to get a copy. If you have attended more than one higher education institution (Transfer credit, dual enrollment, dual credit, summer classes at another school) you will need to upload the transcript from each specific institution as well.
  • Two faculty letters of recommendation. One must be a science-department faculty member who has taught you; the other must be a science or non-science faculty member who has taught you and can speak to your academic, professional, and personal attributes. Upon application submission, your references will receive an email with a specific link to upload their letters. 
  • If you would like, you are welcome to download the EAP Sample Application Form to view the application questions prior to completing the application.

Program Expectations

Partner institutions will provide accepted students with a schedule of opportunities as well as participation requirements. For more specific info, contact the Partner Institutions.

UK College of Medicine Application and Acceptance

Please check UK College of Medicine application and acceptance page for information on the UK College of Medicine Medical School Early Assurance application criteria and timeline.