Northern Kentucky

University of Kentucky College of Medicine-Northern Kentucky Campus

The UK College of Medicine-Northern Kentucky Campus, in partnership with St. Elizabeth Healthcare and Northern Kentucky University, is expected to open in the fall of 2019 and will welcome 35 students in the inaugural class.

The four-year medical school campus will complement educational programs currently offered at the academic medical center on the Lexington campus, the Rural Physician Leadership Program based in Morehead, and the UK College of Medicine-Bowling Green Campus.

About Northern Kentucky:

Northern Kentucky (NKY), located just across the Ohio River from Cincinnati, is where small-town warmth and hospitality go hand-in-hand with big-city amenities and attractions.

Arts, sports, and culture are within a short drive. Whether you are passionate about professional sports, an active art scene, or like to experience new restaurants, NKY has an expansive list of offerings. In fact, the region is known for the largest Oktoberfest celebration outside of Germany. Minutes away from downtown Cincinnati, NKY is also home to an international airport with the region’s most flights and lowest fares.

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About St. Elizabeth Healthcare:

St. Elizabeth Healthcare is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected medical providers in the Greater Cincinnati region. For more than 155 years, St. Elizabeth has been the heart and soul of health care in Northern Kentucky.

Founded with one small hospital in 1861, St. Elizabeth Healthcare now operates six facilities throughout Northern Kentucky and more than 115 primary care and specialty office locations in Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio. It is sponsored by the Diocese of Covington and is a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. A mission-based organization, St. Elizabeth is committed to improving the health of the communities it serves, providing more than $100 million in uncompensated care and benefit to the community in 2016. For more information, visit

About Northern Kentucky University:

Founded in 1968, Northern Kentucky University (NKU) is a growing metropolitan university of more than 14,000 students served by over 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus near Cincinnati. Students have the opportunity to choose from nearly 100 bachelor’s degrees, 24 graduate programs, or law school. For nine years in a row, NKU has been named one of America’s Best Colleges by Forbes.

The university thrives by doing things differently. No greater opportunity exists to change and improve lives than addressing population health/challenges. It is clear that what has worked in the past does not always work in today’s increasingly complex society. In partnership with St. Elizabeth Healthcare and the UK College of Medicine, NKU is taking on the biggest, most important health challenges facing Kentucky’s communities. Together these institutions are transforming health science education to better equip, empower, and most importantly, inspire health care workers of tomorrow.

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* The UK College of Medicine-Northern Kentucky Campus is targeting student matriculation in July 2019, pending approval from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME).