Admissions Policies for the MD Degree

As a public medical school, strong preference is given to Kentucky residents, however, a limited number of well-prepared nonresidents are accepted each year. Successful out-of-state candidates typically have very strong overall academic records, significant exposure to the medical profession, evidence of humanitarian/community service involvement, and display a clear interest in pursuing both their medical education and medical practice in Kentucky.

For the 2019 entering class application cycle, the oldest MCAT score accepted is January 2016.

The College of Medicine will occasionally consider applications for advanced standing from students currently enrolled in good standing at LCME-accredited medical schools. A very limited number of qualified applicants may be accepted if space is available. These decisions cannot be made until late in the academic year. In considering qualified applicants for advanced-standing admission, priority is given to Kentucky residents and to spouses of faculty members, house officers, fellows, and students.

Our class is typically filled by early January. For fullest consideration, applications should be completed well before established deadlines. The screening and admissions process for the College of Medicine operates on a rolling basis, according to the date of the completion of your file.  Therefore, it is very important that applicants complete their files as early as possible, ideally no later than early September.

Because ethics and values are an integral part of the practice of medicine, the College of Medicine seeks students who have demonstrated high moral and ethical standards in their daily lives. The College of Medicine reserves the right to verify references and to solicit information on applicants from people who would be familiar with their personal attributes.

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine does not discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, or disability in matters of admission, employment, housing, services, or in the education programs or activities it operates.