UK College of Medicine - Bowling Green Campus Welcomes Inaugural Class

Posted: 8/1/2018
The first class of medical students at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine-Bowling Green Campus took their first steps in their medical education by participating in the campus' inaugural White Coat Ceremony.Thirty students participated in the event held Friday, Aug. 3 at Van Meter Hall on the campus of Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green. In addition, earlier in the day, 136 students received white coats in a ceremony at the UK College of Medicine's Lexington campus at the UK Singletary Center for the Arts.At the Bowling Green ceremony, students were welcomed to the profession by Dr. Robert S. DiPaola, dean of the UK College... FULL STORY
Tags: College of Medicine Bowling Green Campus, Student Affairs

UK Professor Wins Advocacy Award for LGBTQ* Health Care Initiative

Posted: 6/27/2018
Difficulty in accessing culturally affirming and informed health care has long deterred members of the LGBTQ* community from seeking fundamental services and resources. In 2016, Dr. Keisa Fallin-Bennett, an associate professor of Family and Community Medicine, spearheaded the Transform Health initiative to increase LGBTQ* health care engagement by promoting services centered on the unique needs of this patient population. This year, Dr. Fallin-Bennett was selected as the recipient of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) Advocate Award. The STFM Advocate Award recognizes outstanding work in civic advocacy at the local, state... FULL STORY

Haist Named Associate Dean for UK's Regional Medical Campus in

Posted: 4/10/2018
The University of Kentucky College of Medicine has announced that Dr. Steven A. Haist will be rejoining the college to serve as associate dean for its Northern Kentucky regional campus. A UK College of Medicine alumnus, Haist held multiple educational roles throughout the college for two decades, including course director for pre-clinical introduction to clinical medicine courses, clerkship director for a required ambulatory internal medicine third-year clerkship, and internal medicine residency program director. He also developed the college’s standardized patient program to teach to and assess interviewing and physical examination skills... FULL STORY
Tags: Campus Expansion, Northern Kentucky Campus

UK HealthCare Physicians Are Named to 2017-18 Best Doctors in America

Posted: 3/26/2018
UK HealthCare has more than 130 physicians practicing medicine with University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital, Kentucky Children's Hospital, UK Good Samaritan Hospital who appear on the Best Doctors in America List for 2017-18 — more than any other hospital in Kentucky. Only four percent of doctors in America earn this prestigious honor, decided by impartial peer review. The experts who are part of the Best Doctors in America database provide the most advanced medical expertise and knowledge to patients with serious conditions – often saving lives in the process by finding the right diagnosis and right treatment. 2017-18 UK HealthCare Best... FULL STORY
Tags: Ranking, Faculty, Clinical, UK HealthCare

The Big Reveal: Medical Students Learn Residency Locations on Match Day

Posted: 3/20/2018
After four years of medical school and numerous interviews, University of Kentucky College of Medicine students found out where they will continue their medical education in residency programs. Match Day is a culmination of the hard work and dreams of students on the path to becoming doctors.On March 16, fourth-year medical students gathered with family and friends in the Woodford Reserve Room at Kroger Field to learn their fates. At noon, approximately 120 medical students stood together on C.M. Newton Grounds at Kroger Field in unison with 11 students in the Rural Physician Leadership Program and opened the envelopes that would reveal their residency... FULL STORY
Tags: Students, Medical Education, Match Day

UK Medical Students Open New Eye Clinic at the Salvation Army

Posted: 1/22/2018
The opening of a new ophthalmology clinic at the student-run University of Kentucky College of Medicine Salvation Army Clinic was "a culmination of people saying we can do this," said Dr. Julia Stevens, associate professor of ophthalmology and pediatrics, and liaison to the students working to bring the clinic to life.When the UK Department of Ophthalmology began the process of moving their clinic into the new Shriners Hospitals for Children Medical Center, now located on the UK campus on South Limestone, the opportunity to acquire donated equipment and supplies from the old space arose. Medical students Paras Vora and Riley Bylund jumped at the... FULL STORY
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Students: Register Now for Global Health Case Competition

Posted: 12/11/2017
University of Kentucky students can register now to participate in the fourth annual Global Health Case Competition, an innovative graduate and undergraduate interdisciplinary team competition that develops strategies to address a critical global health challenge.Registration closes midnight Friday, Dec. 15. The UK competition will be held Feb. 3. Register at UK teams’ strategies are presented to a panel of judges, and the winning team is awarded $1,200 plus free admission to the Midwest Regional Global Health Conference, slated Feb. 24, 2018, at the University of Cincinnati.After individual students register,... FULL STORY
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UK Otolaryngology Residents Win National Academic Quiz Bowl

Posted: 9/18/2017
Medical residents from the University of Kentucky Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery recently won the 2017 American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) Academic Quiz Bowl at the AAO-HNS Annual Meeting held in Chicago Sept.10 to 13.UK residents Dr. Kristan Alfonso, Dr. Mitch Dobberpuhl and Dr. Michael Kaufman competed against teams from Stanford University, the University of Maryland and Yale University. Approximately 111 otolaryngology residency training programs across the country take part in a home study course designed to enhance professional development in the specialty, according to the AAO-HNS. The... FULL STORY
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St. Elizabeth Funds $2.5 Million Scholarship Program for College of

Posted: 9/15/2017
St. Elizabeth Healthcare has provided a gift of $2.5 million to support a tuition scholarship program for the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in Northern Kentucky. Through this gift, scholarships will be awarded to medical students enrolled at the Northern Kentucky campus, which is scheduled to open in the fall of 2019.The affiliation between the University of Kentucky, Northern Kentucky University and St. Elizabeth Healthcare was announced in February. This scholarship program is the next step in the development of a regional medical college in Northern Kentucky.“In providing these scholarships, we are making an enormous investment in the future of the... FULL STORY
Tags: Student Affairs, Students

Achieving Health Equity: Tools for a National Campaign Against Racism is

Posted: 9/12/2017
Epidemiologist Dr. Camara Phyllis Jones will present the next installment of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series, "Achieving Health Equity: Tools for a National Campaign Against Racism."Jones is research director on social determinants of health and equity for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  She is a family physician and epidemiologist whose work focuses on the impact of racism on the health and well-being of the nation.She seeks to broaden the national health debate to include not only universal access to high-quality health care but also attention to the social determinants of... FULL STORY
Tags: DDLS, Research

U.S. News & World Report Ranks UK Chandler Hospital Best in the State

Posted: 8/8/2017
UK HealthCare’s University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital remains the No. 1 hospital in Kentucky and the Bluegrass Region, according to the U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals Rankings released today.In addition, four major health care areas have achieved top 50 national rankings, three of them for the first time. UK HealthCare rankings included: #50 in Cancer, #44 in Neurology and Neurosurgery, #43 in Geriatrics, and #37 in Diabetes and Endocrinology.Along with the Top 50 rankings, UK HealthCare is ranked as high-performing in five other adult specialties – Gastroenterology and GI Surgery; Nephrology; Orthopedics; Pulmonology; and Urology.... FULL STORY
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UK College of Medicine-Bowling Green Prepping for Inaugural Class of 2018

Posted: 7/28/2017
This time next year, the inaugural class of medical students at the new University of Kentucky College of Medicine-Bowling Green Campus will be attending their very first course, kicking off an exciting new opportunity for future Kentucky clinicians.In June, officials broke ground on a new facility at The Medical Center in Bowling Green, which will be used for the satellite program. This four-year, regional campus medical school is the first of its kind in Kentucky and is a partnership between the University of Kentucky, The Medical Center at Bowling Green and Western Kentucky University.For students, the program in Bowling Green offers many benefits: scholarships;... FULL STORY
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