Anyone with an interest in rural health is welcome to apply to the Rural Physician Leadership Program. Preference is given to in-state applicants, but non-Kentucky residents with strong ties to the Eastern Kentucky region and a demonstrated interest in serving rural and underserved populations may also be considered.
The RPLP will admit up to 10 students per year. The program provides an excellent preparation for surgery, medical specialties, psychiatry, family medicine, or any other specialty of medicine, practiced in a rural area.
How do I apply?
In order to make application for the program, RPLP applicants must designate the Morehead Campus as their campus choice on the UKCOM secondary application.
Admission interviews will take place in Morehead. Academic criteria, rural interest, and leadership potential will all be considered during selection. There are no academic or financial penalties for those students who decide not to pursue a rural practice after graduation
Clinical faculty members, university administrators, and key community members serve as interviewers at the regional site. That cadre of interviewers at the regional site work in conjunction with the UK College of Medicine Admissions Committee to select up to 10 students to matriculate to the RPLP each year. Students who are accepted are notified immediately of their status. Students interested in the RPLP should learn more about the overall admissions process at the UK College of Medicine.
Interested students are encouraged to schedule a visit to the RPLP in Morehead.
Morehead Regional Site Contacts:
Anthony Weaver, MD
Assistant Dean, Rural Physician Leadership Program
Administrative Staff Officer
Health Education Coordinator
There are unique challenges and opportunities that go along with the decision to attend medical school. To help you navigate these challenges, the UK College of Medicine Admissions Office will help to answer any questions that you may have as you consider applying for RPLP.
For pre-admission guidance regarding RPLP, please contact Kim Scott.
Assistant Director of Admissions
UK College of Medicine