10,600 Alumni
In All 50 States

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine medical doctor (MD) program was founded in 1960 to provide innovative, high-quality education. The College admitted its inaugural class of 40 students and finalized the efforts to establish a medical center for the Commonwealth.

Today, the College of Medicine has more than 10,600 alumni who practice in all 50 states and make a global impact in 26 countries around the world. As we continue to educate physicians for the Commonwealth, the College of Medicine does so by promoting a diverse and inclusive environment that provides excellence in education, equitable health care, and transformative research to improve the health and wellness of Kentuckians and beyond.

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Match Day 2022

43% Entering Primary Care
Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Med/Peds, or Pediatrics
34% are Staying at UK HealthCare
37% staying in the state of Kentucky
19 Different Specialties
Top Specialties: Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine

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