The UK College of Medicine and the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will host a series of events for its annual Pride Week celebration. Details for those events can be found below.HIV Stigma Panel
Wednesday, Sept. 28
Noon-1 p.m. ET
Click here for the Zoom link.
To learn more about how you can help those impacted by flooding in eastern Kentucky, click here.
In recognition of her growing responsibilities and oversight of a maturing program, Rebecca Todd, MD, has been promoted from assistant to associate dean for the Rural Physician Leadership Program (RPLP).
Ten years ago, the UK College of Medicine recruited four of its second-year medical students for an educational experiment. With a goal of preparing more physicians to practice in the rural areas of the Commonwealth and beyond, the college asked these students to immerse themselves in small-town Kentucky, learning rural medicine onsite at a rural medical campus in Morehead.
After welcoming its fourth class of medical students during this summer’s white coat ceremony, the UK College of Medicine-Northern Kentucky Campus is well positioned to help alleviate the state’s physician shortage. As such, a new leadership position has been established to address needs associated with a growing student body and expanding footprint in the region.
Before medical students treat patients in real-life situations, they need practice. Students gain that necessary experience through simulated patient interactions in the UK College of Medicine’s standardized patient (SP) program.
SP program staff Joseph Gatton and Melissa Wilkeson are well-equipped to ensure the program creates authentic clinical experiences.
The UK College of Medicine-Northern Kentucky Campus celebrated a giant milestone this summer as it welcomed a fourth class of medical students during its white coat ceremony. The excitement will continue because this also means the campus’s inaugural class will graduate this spring.
The UK College of Medicine Office of Medical Education has selected Kimberly Jones, MD, associate professor of child neurology, as its new assistant dean for student affairs focusing on the advancement of learning communities.
As a faculty preceptor for the Introduction to Clinical Medicine course, Hilary Surratt, PhD, associate professor of behavioral science, has witnessed learners engage in thoughtful dialogue around biases. However, she said they sometimes struggle in understanding how bias impacts clinical care.
On Thursday, July 28, historic flooding consumed a large portion of eastern Kentucky and the Appalachian region. Kentuckians in the affected areas will likely feel the catastrophic effects of this tragedy for weeks, months, and even years to come as officials assess the extent of the damage and continually report a rising death toll.
To enable the University of Kentucky College of Medicine to succeed in its mission for a healthier Kentucky, leadership must prioritize the wellness and well-being of faculty, staff, and learners. We are excited to announce that Lisa Williams, MSSA, has been selected to serve in a new position to help us excel in this goal.
Alicia Fields, DNP, FNP-C, aspired to become a doctor ever since she was a child with her Fisher Price medical kit and toy stethoscope. But when it came time to review the pre-med curriculum and start training, she was intimidated.
It is a great pleasure to announce that effective today, July 18, Stephanie L. White, MD, MS, associate professor of pediatrics, will lead the UK College of Medicine Office of Medical Education as the new senior associate dean for medical student education.
When Alison Porter attended Morehead State University for her undergraduate degree, she “fell in love” with the eastern Kentucky community and the nearby Appalachian Mountains.
For physician-scientist Mary Sheppard, M.D., her clinical practice and research are deeply personal.
The UK College of Medicine has new social channels, including a new Facebook page. Follow us to stay connected! Click the links below to find us on social media platforms.
Senior year of high school, Ahmad Hakoum decided to make a lifestyle change that would end up making a huge impact on his life.
“I looked in the mirror one day and was like, ‘I’m super skinny. I need to do something about this,’” Hakoum said.
For years, Jade Nicely’s family told her that she shared mannerisms and an uncanny resemblance to her late aunt Chrissy. They also shared an interest in medicine.
Chrissy died young, before following her dream of becoming a doctor. As Nicely joins the UK College of Medicine-Northern Kentucky Campus, she will pursue her medical career as a tribute to her aunt.
The UK College of Medicine is excited to announce that Diana Heiman, MD, professor of family and community medicine, has been selected to serve as associate dean for faculty development and advancement.
Rachèle Yadon, MD, is an assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. Along with serving on the faculty, she is a diversity and inclusion ambassador. In this role, she is charged with developing more equitable practices and leading these efforts in her department.