For Rural Physician Leadership Program (RPLP) students, years three and four of medical school are primarily based in Morehead, Ky. Students gain experience through St. Claire HealthCare and with physicians in the Northeast Kentucky region serving as preceptors. More information regarding the UK College of Medicine curriculum is available here.

Morehead, Kentucky

Morehead is located in eastern Kentucky, nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Eastern Kentucky can only be described as an outdoor playground. If you are an adrenaline junkie, mountain biking in the national forest, riding ATVs through the woods, or riding a jet ski on Cave Run Lake will satisfy your addiction. Hunting and fishing are superb, and our pristine mountain lake is recognized nationally for Muskie fishing. For the experienced outdoorsperson, the Appalachian Trail runs nearby. Rock climbing is available at Red River Gorge. More leisurely trails wind through the Daniel Boone National Forest and at Carter Caves State Park. Bluegrass music is played live every weekend, and Morgan County’s Sorghum Festival is a favorite among the many county festivals in the fall. In the winter, season tickets are available for Morehead State University basketball. Much of the entertainment is homegrown, with local musicians and crafts people on display throughout the year. Life is just better in the mountains.

To learn more about the area, visit The Morehead Chamber of Commerce or the Morehead Visitors Center. For more information on the city of Morehead, visit