College of Medicine Student Working to Address Role Physicians Can Play in

Posted: 5/10/2016
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
Tags: Medical Education, Student Affairs, Students

How Medical Students Learn in Swaziland

Posted: 4/15/2016
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
Tags: Medical Education, Students

Match Day Results Change the Lives of UK Medical Students

Posted: 3/25/2016
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
Tags: Match Day, Student Affairs

UK College of Medicine Hosts Annual Sue Fosson Spring Humanities Festival

Posted: 3/21/2016
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
Tags: Medical Education, Humanities, Student Affairs

Class of 2016 Graduation Ceremony

Posted: 3/1/2016
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. 

Medical Students Awarded by ACP

Posted: 2/10/2016
Multiple UK College of Medicine students received awards at the American College of Physicians (ACP) Kentucky Chapter’s Annual Scientific Meeting. Students were awarded during the research poster competition in the following categories. Medical Student Clinical Vignette1st Place: Dillon Li, Class of 2017 - “What You Don't Eat Makes You Bleed”2nd Place: Grace Liu, Class of 2016 - “ An Ex-Spleenation for Hypercalcemia”3rd Place: David Saxon, Class of 2016 - “The Obstruction is Restricting Diagnosis” Medical Student Research2nd Place: Catherine Mannon, Class of 2017 - “Student Self Awareness of Competency Using EPAs”3rd Place: Kristin Andres, Class of 2018 - “Non-... FULL STORY

UK Salvation Army Clinic Offers Hands-on Experience

Posted: 2/10/2016
For many in Lexington, the UK Salvation Army Clinic is their only access to healthcare, but for UK students, UKSAC offers an opportunity to learn about the medical field in a hands-on environment. According to UKSAC’s website, the clinic is “a free clinic run by medical students from the University of Kentucky.”“It enables interested and concerned medical students to help treat and serve the population,” said Eric Weber, a second year medical student and one of UKSAC’s clinic managers. “And (UKSAC) also provides extended training for students outside the academic medical school.”The clinic began in 1986 by the Lexington Salvation Army. Now, UK College of Medicine... FULL STORY

UK Study Calls for Closer Examination of Transitional Care Management

Posted: 1/17/2016
Reducing excessive medical costs associated with high hospital readmission rates is a pillar of health care reform. From 2007 to 2011, as many as 19 percent of patients in the United States returned to hospitals less than a month after discharge, accounting for an estimated $15 million in preventable hospitalization costs. In an effort to prevent adverse outcomes for chronically ill and aging patients and reduce the burden of cost on the government, Medicare providers have implemented transitional care management programs (TCMs) as a bundled component of Medicare payment plans. TCMs comprise a broad set of services and interventions designed to ease the transition... FULL STORY
Tags: Research

New Dean of the UK College of Medicine

Posted: 1/4/2016
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 4, 2016) — University of Kentucky Provost Tim Tracy and Executive Vice President for Health Affairs Dr. Michael Karpf announced Monday that Dr. Robert DiPaola, director of the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and Vice Chancellor for Cancer Programs, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, has been named dean of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. Dr. DiPaola is expected to assume the dean's position in the early spring, pending approval from the UK Board of Trustees. DiPaola was selected following a national search, which was co-chaired by Linda Van Eldik, director of UK's Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, and John Walz... FULL STORY

Health Matters Airs 600th Show

Posted: 11/7/2015
Many physicians enjoy a round of golf as a relaxing retreat from the vigor's of a busy medical practice, but Dr. Anthony Weaver instead heads to the broadcast station of WMKY radio in Morehead where he and co-host Rick Phillips, manager of communications infrastructure at UK, co-host Health Matters, a medical news show that recently aired the 600th show since it first debuted in 2003. "It's my golf," said Weaver, a general internist and associate dean of the Rural Physician Leadership Program at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine based at a satellite campus in Morehead. "I have a passion for teaching and felt like I had lost opportunities to teach in my... FULL STORY
Tags: Rural Health

Largest, Single Gift in UK History Focused on Enhancing Student Experience

Posted: 10/22/2015
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnAUyVYD1ac&feature=youtu.be  LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 22, 2015) —Further underscoring the commitment to create the best possible academic experience for students, University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto Thursday announced the single largest gift in UK's history — $23 million to create one of the country's leading Honors programs. The gift, from UK alum and long-time donor Thomas W. Lewis and his wife Jan, of Paradise Valley, Arizona, will establish an Honors College at the University of Kentucky. The establishment of a new college will be subject to faculty review and endorsement through the University Senate next year. "... FULL STORY

UK Neurosurgery Residents Win Academic Challenge Competition

Posted: 10/16/2015
A team from the University of Kentucky's Neurosurgery Residency Program was recently named the winner of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) Academic Challenge Competition. Dr. Steve Grupke and Dr. Farhan Mirza were the two residents who competed in the game show style competition that took place at the 2015 CNS Annual Meeting in New Orleans, La. They competed among teams from 105 Neurosurgery programs in North America and one from New Delhi, India.   Only ten teams advanced to the semifinals. In the end, the UK neurosurgery residents triumphed over other teams to win the championship round. “This is an incredible achievement by the UK team and will... FULL STORY