From student scholarships to research, there are numerous areas you can support to help advance the mission of the UK College of Medicine.

For more information on how you can support the College of Medicine, contact one of our directors of philanthropy.

Student Scholarships

According to a recent AAMC financial report, nearly 80% of MD graduates at UK have student debt, with an average of more than $210,000. The College of Medicine recognizes the immediate need for current-use, dual, and endowed scholarships to help reduce this financial burden for medical students. There are many ways you can help our students so they can pursue their passion of saving lives and improving the health of their communities.

Dean’s CORE Society Scholarship Fund

The Dean's CORE Scholarship is awarded to UK College of Medicine students based on need, merit, and enhancement. This fund was established to provide scholarship support to medical students who demonstrate compassion, operational readiness, resilience, and excellence in their pursuit of medical education. Learn more here.

Scholarship Endowments

By contributing through a scholarship endowments, you’re investing in education. Your donation earns interest each year, providing a longstanding and sustainable scholarship fund to help medical students for years to come.

Medical Education Building Complex

The University of Kentucky is committed to training health professionals who will advance the well-being of the Commonwealth and beyond. To adhere to this mission, a collaboration among four health care colleges – Medicine, Public Health, Health Sciences, Nursing – has been established to construct an innovative, state-of-the-art health education building. Learn more here.


The College of Medicine has built a strong reputation for research growth, recently demonstrated through its two-fold increase of NIH and overall funding in just three years. The Alliance Research Initiative, has continued expanding the college’s research footprint by capitalizing on collaboration and the transdisciplinary strategy to find answers to the health challenges that disproportionately affect Kentuckians. Click here to learn more.


The College of Medicine encompasses a variety of departments that offer valuable ways to contribute to the advancement of medical and research education. You can donate to a lectureship, support resident education, or make a gift to an endowed professorship or chair.

For more information, please contact one of our directors of philanthropy.

Women in Medicine and Science (WIMS)

The College of Medicine understands the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion in health care. WIMS is an organization led by female faculty, trainees, and students across the UK College of Medicine. Its missions are grounded in networking and mentorship, and a primary goal is facilitating opportunities for career advancement. To learn more about WIMS, visit the page here.

Fund A Coat

Each year, a new set of future physicians and researchers steps onto campus with aspirations to advance the standards of health care. A medical student's first stethoscope and white coat both symbolize the start of that journey toward caring for patients and making an impact on health care in a community.

Your contribution of $250 provides these two initial symbols of the student journey and will show your generous support of their formative four years of medical school. We encourage sharing a note of inspiration that we can include in the pocket of your student's white coat. Learn more about Fund A Coat.

Click here to make a contribution.