The Dean's Core Society is the UK College of Medicine's leadership annual giving society comprised of individuals who contribute $5,000 or more to the Dean's CORE Scholarship Fund. Members of the Dean's CORE Society provide vital funding to help alleviate the debt our medical students face.

How You Can Make A Difference

The Dean's CORE Society Scholarship is awarded to UK College of Medicine students based on three categories: need, merit, and enhancement. This fund was established to provide scholarship support to medical students who demonstrate:

  • Compassion
  • Operational readiness
  • Resilience
  • Excellence in their pursuit of medical education

The Dean's CORE Society is dedicated to providing current use scholarship dollars for our medical students so they can pursue their passion of caring for the patients of our communities without the added burden of a higher debt load upon graduation.

Benefits of Joining the CORE Society

Along with the reward of contributing and making an impact on medical student education in our community, the Dean's CORE Society members will receive:

  • Two annual, electronic communication pieces from Dean Robert S. DiPaola
  • An invitation for a personalized College of Medicine tour
  • An invitation from the dean to two annual events (one in the Spring and one in the Fall)

A Thank You to Our Current Donors from Recipients


"Thank you very much for your generous contribution. This scholarship allows me to focus on medicine and becoming the best future physician I can be without some of the financial stresses." 

- Aum Patel / Bardstown, KY

"Having this scholarship has relieved a lot of the stress that medical school brings, allowing me to focus more on studying and training to be a great physician and less on the financial aspect of becoming a physician." 

- Josh Karsner / Frankfort, KY

"Thank you so much for helping me with the financial obligation in medical school. People like you make such a difference in lives by direct investment, and I hope to do the same someday." 

- Joslyn Isaac / Hi Hat, KY

"Your donation not only lowered the barrier of entry for me to be the first physician in my immediate family, but it also enabled me to pursue clinical research and contribute to the science of medicine. Thank you!" 

- Andrew Welleford / Lexington, KY

For More Information, Contact:

Prim Hudgins
Director of Alumni Engagement