In what organizers described as a "celebration of curiosity," the University of Kentucky College of Medicine hosted the Alpha Omega Alpha Groves Memorial MD/PhD Student Research Symposium and Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series on Friday, Feb. 21. Fifty six students from the College of Medicine presented posters outlining findings from their research projects -- a record number for this event, which highlights the institutional focus on student research participation.
University of Kentucky College of Medicine student Melanie Pleiss has received the PhRMA Foundation Pre-Doctoral Fellowship in Pharmacology/Toxicology. The fellowship is a two year award that provides recipients with an annual stipend of $20,000 to support the research activities of a doctoral program. "The application process is extremely competitive, with just one applicant per institution allowed to apply and only a certain number of awards given to U.S. schools of medicine, pharmacy, dentistry or veterinary medicine," said Dr.
A career in emergency medicine requires a commitment to helping patients in the most critical situations. For demonstrating her passion for this field, University of Kentucky medical student Jennifer Cotton has received a $500 scholarship from the American Academy of Emergency Medicine/Resident and Student Association (AAEM/RSA). As part of the honor, Cotton was invited to be recognized during the 20th Annual AAEM Scentific Assembly in New York, on Feb. 12. Nominations for the AAEM/RSA Student Scholarship were accepted in the fall of 2013.
The University of Kentucky Area Health Education Center (AHEC) is now accepting applications for the 2014 Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) and Health Researchers Youth Academy (HRYA), two health career summer camps hosted annually each summer.
Everyone wants to be home for the holidays. Unfortunately, hospital patients don't have that luxury. For those who are unable to enjoy the comforts of a holiday at home, the UK Arts in Healthcare program has scheduled a series of events to help bring the holidays to the hospital. Carolers, pianists, harpists and more will bring holiday cheer to patients, visitors and staff in December. Of particular note: UK HealthCare's own Dr. Jay Zwischenberger will be performing at 1 p.m., Dec.
The University of Kentucky Center of Excellence in Rural Health (CERH) encourages rural providers and communities to join the Kentucky Office of Rural Health (KORH), the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) and other state and national rural stakeholders to “Celebrate the Power of Rural” during the third annual National Rural Health Day celebration on Nov.
Singer, physician, athlete and inspirational speaker Dr. Ronan Tynan is no stranger to adversity. When Tynan was 20, his legs had to be amputated below the knee after an auto accident caused serious complications. Just weeks after the operation, he was climbing up the steps of his college dorm, and within a year, he was winning gold medals in the Paralympics as a multitalented athlete. Between 1981 and 1984, Tynan amassed 18 gold medals and 14 world records, of which he still holds nine.
The college’s mission is to develop knowledge, skills and attitudes that promote professionalism, teamwork, life-long learning, empathy, scholarship, cultural sensitivity, and leadership, with the goal of providing excellence in education, health care and research within the Commonwealth of Kentucky and beyond.

 The 2013 Academic Convocation and Awards Day was held on October 9. This annual event focuses on the presentation of awards to students and faculty for outstanding achievement in academics, service, research and teaching during the previous year. The Edwin Munich Memorial Lecture was presented by Dr. H. David Wilson titled, “Medical Education, What’s Ahead.” 

To view a complete list of award recipients, click here. 

For the past 53 years, thousands of people have bequeathed their bodies to the University of Kentucky College of Medicine to further medical training and research.

Sunday afternoon, about 50 first-year UK medical students returned the favor, raking leaves and planting trees and shrubs to beautify Section 36 at Lexington Cemetery, where 2,300 to 2,500 of those donors are buried.

After four sweaty hours of hard work, hands that soon might be delivering babies and performing surgery were black with dirt and mud.

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The University of Kentucky Gill Heart Institute and the UK Saha Cardiovascular Research Center will host the 16th Annual Gill Heart Cardiovascular Research Day, Oct. 11, at the Lexington Convention Center. Gill Heart Insitute Cardiovascular Research Day annually attracts preeminent speakers in the field of cardiology and cardiovascular research. It also features a symposium for trainee researchers, a scientific poster session, and the presentation of the annual Saha Awards for medical and nursing education. This year, speakers include Dr.

Effective August 1, 2013, Dr. Darrell Jennings will step down from his role as Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education to focus primarily on his role as chair in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine including the department’s acquisition of the Medical Directorship of the State Public Health Reference Lab in Frankfort. This change concludes the transition which began in August of 2012 when Dr. Jennings assumed the position of departmental chair. Dr.

Whether he's teaching medical students in the classroom or developing innovative ways for other instructors to teach anatomy, University of Kentucky College of Medicine Assistant Professor Samuel Franklin strives for excellence.

Watch the video below to discover what motivates Franklin and why he loves watching his students succeed. 

As one University of Kentucky graduate prepared to leave campus, she reflected on one of her favorite experiences during her eight years at UK — traveling to South Africa on a medical rotation. UK College of Medicine student Elaine Patterson was accustomed to studying abroad, having traveled to Ecuador and Denmark while in college. However, there was one other place she had always wanted to see. “I was interested in South Africa because my grandmother was born in Swaziland, and her parents were missionaries there," Patterson said.
The University of Kentucky’s local Clarion completion included eight students from the Colleges of Medicine, Nursing and Public Health including (from left to right above) Joe Chiles (College of Medicine), Lazarus Eze (College of Public Health), Cara Platz (College of Public Health), Rana Lindsay (College of Nursing), Adaeze Aroh (College of Public Health), Elizabeth Elam, College of Nursing), Sindhu Nimma (College of Medicine), and Paul Hennig (College of Medicine). UK was represented at the National Competition by Adaeze Aroh (College of Public Health), Joe Chiles (College of Medicine), Eli

Four students from the University of Kentucky have been selected as recipients of Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarships. The UK recipients are among 1,900 U.S. citizens who will travel abroad for the 2013-2014 academic year through the prestigious program. In addition, one of UK's four winners, medical student Juliana Odetunde, received one of only five prestigious Fulbright-Fogarty awards, which promote the expansion of research in public health and clinical research in resource-limited settings.

Your medical education begins at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. We believe one of our unique advantages is how our faculty and staff care for each one of our students. Listen to student and faculty perspectives on the learning environment, curriculum, research opportunities, and sense of community at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine.



UK is one of a few universities to have all six health science colleges (Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Public Health and Health Sciences) all on the same university campus making it well-positioned for interprofessional health care education and collaborative research.
In 2013, UK medical students matched into 22 different specialties for residency. Twenty-two percent elected to stay within the UK HealthCare system, and an additional nine percent elected to stay in Kentucky for residency.
George Goshua, a second-year medical student was recently awarded first place at Cureus Fall 2012 International Poster Competition. His poster titled, “Review of Assessment Tools Utilized Worldwide in the Evaluation of Surgical Trainees: A Focus on Non-Technical Skills,” was awarded in the category of Quality Improvement. Cureus is a new medical research journal based in Palo Alto, California founded by Dr.