Dr. Mattingly at Denali

Since graduating from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Ben Mattingly, MD, has climbed the highest peaks on each continent, known as the “Seven Summits.” He has gone scuba diving near the Galapagos Islands. He has ridden dirt bikes in Romania. He has fished in bodies of water across the U.S. and traveled to so many countries, that he has lost count.

Sabina Warns

Sabina Warns was thrilled when her faculty mentors Campbell Grant, MD, assistant professor of urology, and Kristen Fletcher, MD, associate professor of internal medicine, asked her to join their work on a research project during her first year at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine.

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine congratulates 42 medical students who were selected as members of Alpha Omega Alpha, a national medical honor society that honors those who demonstrate professionalism, leadership, scholarship, research, and community service in the medical field.

From left to right: Dr. Rachel Wilson, Lisa Williams, Renee Gallagher, and LeAnn Barber

Burnout is a problem in any profession, but it is rampant in health care. This national problem has been evident recently as the COVID-19 pandemic pushed many learners, practitioners, faculty, and staff to the limit.

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Over the past few weeks, first-year medical student Alexander Muto has been connecting with people and businesses in central Kentucky to help bring relief to his hurting hometown.

Muto is from Maui, an island in Hawaii that recently suffered devastating damage from wildfires. Much of the destruction impacted the city of Lahaina, where Muto grew up.

Elena Manauis

Elena Manauis is a second-year medical student at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. For Women in Medicine Month, the college shines a spotlight on the leadership she has demonstrated during her medical education.

Q: What are some of your leadership roles training at the UK College of Medicine?

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A key component of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine’s mission is providing exceptional education for medical students, residents and fellows, and biomedical trainees.

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Learners from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine were presented an opportunity to express their creativity and convey their perspectives on important health care topics.

Angela Dearinger

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine continues to position itself as a leader in advancing health care for Kentuckians and beyond. Success is made possible through its many robust partnerships with health care institutions across the Commonwealth.

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Kent Lewis, MDiv, arrived to this year’s Bowling Green Campus Match Day event with a megaphone. He learned his lesson during the campus’ inaugural celebration – with all of the excitement, the event can get loud. He nearly lost his voice last year presenting the countdown to open envelopes.

meet the ADDs spotlight on dr. jessica setser, who specializes in family and community medicine.

Jessica L. Setser, MD, is an assistant professor in the department of family and community medicine. If you are a medical student and would like to connect with this ADD, you can reach her by email here.

meet the adds spotlight on Dr. Sara Salles, who specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation

Sara Shahid Salles, DO, is a professor in the department of physical medicine and rehabilitation. If you are a medical student and would like to connect with this ADD, you can reach her by email here.

Exterior of Albert B. Chandler hospital

For the eighth year in a row, the University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital at UK HealthCare earned the ranking of the No.

Sonia Bhati hugging her friend

To learn more about our Northern Kentucky Campus, click here.

White coat ceremonies across all campuses

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is excited to welcome 201 new medical students after a successful white coat ceremony across its sites in Bowling Green (30 students), Lexington (124), Morehead (12), and Northern Kentucky (35).

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The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is excited to announce that faculty, staff, learners, and trainees will have free access to a leading online resource for medical Spanish proficiency.

CanopyLearn, a Spanish language training program for health care professionals, will be available to the UK College of Medicine community starting Aug. 1.

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Goodness is growing at the Kentucky Clinic.

University of Kentucky College of Medicine student Mara Atherton was working a shift at the clinic when she noticed a couple of raised planters on the patio. As an avid gardener herself, they piqued her curiosity.

Headshot of Dr. Na'Tasha Evans

Na’Tasha Evans, PhD, MEd, is a researcher, published author, champion for female empowerment, and our new vice dean for diversity, equity, and inclusion at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. Learn more about her goals, her past work, and more in the following Q&A.

Q: What inspired you to pursue a career in research? 

Kent Lewis at the Barbasol Championship

Staff member Kent Lewis, MDiv, was amid the action as an annual professional golf event made its return to Kentucky this summer.  

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Charles “Chipper” Griffith III, MD, has been named dean of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. 

Pending approval from the Board of Trustees, Griffith will begin his appointment July 15, 2023. He has served as acting dean of the college since July 2021.