About Medical Education

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine Medical Doctor (MD) Program was founded in 1960 to provide innovative, high-quality education. The mission of the College of Medicine is to promote a diverse and inclusive environment that provides excellence in education, equitable health care and transformative research to improve the health and wellness of Kentuckians and beyond. The goals of Medical Student Education are the following:

  1. Become the indispensable institution for training physicians in Kentucky for Kentucky.
  1. Grow innovative and distinctive educational programs that ensure all graduates possess the skills to discover, apply and integrate knowledge for the future.
  1. Provide state-of-the-art facilities and technology to support our educational programs.
  1. Value faculty educational efforts and activities.
  1. Enhance the academic, professional and personal development of our current and future learners.


The Office of Medical Education is responsible for coordinating services for medical student education.   The office strives to select outstanding students, provide educational programs of high quality, assist students in achieving their educational goals by providing a variety of support services, and assure graduates have the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for a career in medicine. 

Charles “Chipper” H. Griffith, III, MD, vice dean for education, who oversees all educational endeavors in the College of Medicine, including Medical Student Education, Graduate Medical Education, Biomedical Education and Continuing Education. The Office of Medical Education is under the guidance of the Senior Associate Dean for Medical Student Education Chris Feddock, MD, who is responsible for directly overseeing all aspects of the MD Program in Lexington.

Office of Medical Education
MN104 William Willard Education Building
Lexington, KY 40513