A Welcome From the Dean

Welcome to our future. Or, a glimpse into where the University of Kentucky College of Medicine is headed in the next five years and beyond. We’re calling it COMMITS: College of Medicine Map to Impact through a Transdisciplinary Strategy. It’s an ambitious journey – one we are tackling as an academic medical center and as part of the overall UK HealthCare and University of Kentucky strategic plans. As a journey that will transform the health and wellness of Kentuckians and position us as a national academic medical center, COMMITS focuses on leveraging our research, clinical, and educational strengths creating our distinct niche in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.


Strengthen the quality and distinction of our educational programs to develop our learners into accomplished professionals who contribute through their clinical and community service, research, and discovery, creative endeavors, and teaching.


Advance transformative research through collaboration and innovation – leading to scientific impact and improved health for the people of Kentucky and beyond.

Clinical Care

Advance expert clinical care through highly engaged physicians, scientists, and health care teams using evidence-based practices, while embracing a patient- and family-centered culture.

Diversity and Inclusion

Enhance all forms of diversity through education, recruitment, hiring, retention, promotion, and initiatives to provide experiences that ensure inclusive excellence.

Community Engagement

Establish bidirectional partnerships and employ leading-edge communication and technology, education, and research in innovative ways to advance the health of the people in Kentucky and beyond