The University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital is one of the nation’s “100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs” in Becker’s Hospital Review magazine's recently released compilation of leading cancer care providers in the United States. The UK Markey Cancer Center, whose clinical programs are integrated with UK Chandler Hospital, received a National Cancer Institute cancer center designation in July 2013.According to the health care industry trade publication, organizations included on the 2016 list are “leading the way in terms of clinical expertise, patient outcomes and influential cancer research.” In choosing UK as a top oncology... FULL STORY
White coat ceremonies are held at medical schools across the country and are always meaningful for faculty and staff. New medical students begin their commitment to educating and caring for their fellow citizens. For Dr. Donna Grigsby, chief of the Division of General Academic Pediatrics, this year’s ceremony will be especially meaninfgul. Dr. Grigsby’s son, Charlie Grigsby, will be one of the students on stage receiving a white coat. It’s not uncommon for medical students to have parents in the medical profession. While Charlie says seeing that his mom “really loved her job” eventually influenced his decision to pursue medicine, it wasn’t always the path he thought... FULL STORY
The UK College of Medicine will host the Class of 2020 White Coat Ceremony on Friday, July 29, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. at the Otis A. Singletary Center for the Arts located at 405 Rose Street. Save the date and join us on this memorable day as we share in the excitement for our incoming medical students. This event is free and open to the public. There will be a reception following the ceremony. To download the flyer for this event, click here.
Growing up in Hazard, Kentucky, Brittany Martin was familiar with diabetes. Many of her older relatives had been diagnosed with the chronic condition, and her younger family members were starting to develop it as well. In a state with one of the highest rates of diabetes — 11.3 percent of adults had a diagnosis in 2014 —Martin’s family wasn’t out of the ordinary, but she found the status quo unacceptable. Since she graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2014 with a dual degree in biology and sociology, Martin’s family history and her interest in health have converged in her current role as coordinator of the Big Sandy Diabetes Coalition (BSDC), where she serves... FULL STORY
Established in 2005, the Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Pipeline Program works to further the interest of students in health professions. One of the goals of AHEC is to increase the number of health care providers in the Commonwealth. A popular manifestations of this program is the Summer Health Careers Camps. Open to Kentuckians, who are juniors or seniors in high school, camps allow students to interact with professionals from a variety of medical fields. There are two camp options, Summer Enrichment Camp, which lasts four weeks or Health Researchers Youth Academy, which lasts two weeks. Both camps are located at UK and students stay in residence halls. Funded... FULL STORY
Most high school students are exposed to history, biology and algebra classes, but a fortunate group of students from Lexington's Bryan Station High School (BSHS) had the unique opportunity during the past year to examine gross specimens in a pathology lab, tour hospital testing laboratories, attend medical lectures and even take part in an intensive care unit (ICU) simulation training, among other activities that are part of the curriculum for University of Kentucky medical students. Four BSHS students were chosen by their school educators to participate in a health sciences mentoring program for economically disadvantaged but ambitious African American students.... FULL STORY
Although they will be graduating Saturday, during the University of Kentucky’s College of Medicine Commencement Ceremonies, Lauren Falvo and Marissa Luoma have worked to leave behind a legacy of service and a space for patients and staff in a dedicated Wellness Garden located at the Kentucky Clinic. In 2012, Lauren and Marissa both began their journey at UK. They developed their love for medicine and discovered the fields in which they were most interested. Though Marissa didn't always want to be a doctor. Then, during her third year of undergraduate work, she developed a chronic illness and learned firsthand about the health care field. Not only did the experience... FULL STORY
There are many professions we see as central to the criminal justice system; police officers, lawyers and judges are some of the jobs that come to mind. When we think about the people playing an integral part in reforming that system, politicians and activists may come to mind. Cameron Henry, a second year medical student at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, realized there was a role he and other physicians could play in lowering the incarceration rate in the United States. During a presentation at the Student National Medical Association’s Annual Medical Education Conference, Henry along with several physicians and medical students addressed the role... FULL STORY
The Community Faculty Program at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine hosted its 22nd Annual Community Faculty Conference for community faculty, campus faculty colleagues, administration, professional staff and regional Area Health Education Center (AHEC) staff April 8-9. But some people may be surprised by the distance some community faculty travel for the conference and the chance to meet their UK colleagues in person. Dr. Pawelos Beshah from Swaziland, a small landlocked African nation, attends the conference each year. Beshah serves as a preceptor in the physician assistant program and volunteers to provide medical education to third- and fourth-year... FULL STORY
For medical students, there is one day a year that means as much, and might be as stressful, as all the exams and studying. After four years of medical school, and numerous interviews, medical students find out where they will spend the next years of their lives in residency programs. Match Day is a culmination of the hard work and dreams of students on the path to becoming doctors.On Friday, March 18 UK's fourth-year medical students gathered with family and friends at the Keene Barn at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington. At noon, students began making their way one by one to the stage to reveal where they “matched" and will be spending the next few years... FULL STORY
Students, staff, faculty and friends are invited to attend the Sue Fosson Spring Humanities Festival: A Celebration of the Arts. The event will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., March 23 in the University of Kentucky Singletary Center for the Arts. Faculty and staff from across the UK HealthCare clinical enterprise and the health professions colleges, including students from the College of Medicine and the College of Pharmacy, will be performing. There will be music, dancing, poetry reading, and even magic. It will be an evening full of wonderful entertainment. Admission to the event is free and a reception will follow the performance. The Humanities Festival... FULL STORY
The College of Medicine will host the Class of 2016 Graduation Ceremony on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Singletary Center for the Arts located at 405 Rose Street. Join us on this memorable day and share in the excitement for our graduates. This event is free and open to the public. There will be a reception following the ceremony. Click here for the graduation annoumcement flyer.