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
Tags: Students, Salvation Army Clinic

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 http://international.uky.edu/GHI/Solve/Case.The 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
Tags: College of Medicine Bowling Green Campus, Medical Education, Students

Groundbreaking Held for UK College of Medicine - Bowling Green Campus

Posted: 6/6/2017
A groundbreaking ceremony for the University of Kentucky College of Medicine-Bowling Green Campus was held Tuesday, June 6 at The Medical Center at Bowling Green. This four-year, regional campus medical school is the first of its kind in Kentucky and is a partnership between The Medical Center, the University of Kentucky and Western Kentucky University “Through this investment in education, we are continuing to increase access to quality health care — and ensuring that we have the physicians available to take care of generations to come,” said Connie Smith, president and chief executive officer of Med Center Health. "We have always had a commitment to bringing the... FULL STORY
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Under Construction: A New Resource to Target Health Disparities

Posted: 5/18/2017
If you’ve driven along Virginia Avenue, toward main campus, you’ve seen the steel skeleton of the new research building under construction. This is Research Building 2 (RB2), a precious resource and a vehicle for the University of Kentucky to reduce the health disparities that most impact Kentucky.This building will house researchers that focus on the following disparities: cancer, obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases including stroke, and substance abuse. These conditions have a major adverse impact on the health of Kentuckians, contributing to death rates from each disease that rank within the top 11 states in the nation.RB2 will enable multidisciplinary research... FULL STORY

Shoulder to Shoulder Global Celebrates its 10th Anniversary in Ecuador

Posted: 5/10/2017
Celebrating 10 years of continued success and commitment to the Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas community in Ecuador, the University of Kentucky’s Shoulder to Shoulder Global (STSG) and the Hombro a Hombro Foundation are hosting a health care brigade from May 12 to May 21 at their clinic in Santo Domingo, Ecuador.The brigade includes students and professional staff who will apply skills and talents developed at UK to aid the Santo Domingo community. In addition, a delegation of UK leaders, including Provost Tim Tracy, college deans and UK administrators, will visit the clinic during the brigade. The delegation also will explore opportunities for collaboration... FULL STORY
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Cheever, Brown Appointed to Leadership Positions at UK College of Medicine

Posted: 4/28/2017
University of Kentucky College of Medicine Dean Dr. Robert DiPaola, in conjunction with UK Provost Dr. Tim Tracy, has announced the appointment of two key positions at the new UK College of Medicine - Bowling Green Campus. Longtime UK faculty member and administrator Dr. Todd Cheever will serve as the first associate dean for the Bowling Green campus. Cheever has been serving as the college’s associate dean for student affairs for the past 16 years. Dr. Don Brown, a vascular surgeon and Bowling Green physician, who also serves as director of medical education at the Medical Center in Bowling Green, has been named assistant dean for the Bowling Green campus. In... FULL STORY
Tags: Campus Expansion, Faculty