Curriculum

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The Kentucky Integrated Curriculum presents biomedical concepts that are central to the study of medicine including clinical anatomy, radiology and ultra sound, and foundations of genetics, biochemistry, microbiology, neurological and reproductive mechanisms and therapeutics. With this foundational science background, medical students will develop an understanding of health and disease within the body’s organ systems. 

All biomedical courses in the first two years of the curriculum are co-directed by a basic scientist and a clinician. First and second year students also learn the art of doctoring through an expansive Introduction of Clinical Medicine course that includes skill development in patient interviewing and physical examination and developing insight into causes of health disparities as well as sociocultural and behavioral aspects of health care. 

During the third and fourth year of medical school in the Kentucky Integrated Curriculum, students will work in inpatient and outpatient settings to learn about care of patients in the major disciplines of medicine including internal medical, emergency medicine, pediatrics, surgery, neurology, psychiatry, family medicine, and obstetrics and gynecology. Students will develop their knowledge and clinical skills in preparation for residency training.

The Kentucky Integrated Curriculum will be presented to University of Kentucky College of Medicine students at both the Bowling Green and Lexington campuses.  For students enrolled in the University of Kentucky College of Medicine-Bowling Green, the vast majority of instruction will occur on-site, delivered by faculty with appointments in the University of Kentucky College of Medicine.

Examples include:

  • The ultrasound curriculum
  • Physical examination workshops
  • Small group discussions
  • Team-based learning exercises
  • Simulation and standardized patient experiences
  • Clinical skills workshops 

The Kentucky Integrated Curriculum emphasizes active learning and classroom engagement and this will be replicated in Bowling Green; for the occasional lecture in the curriculum, this will be live-streamed from Lexington for on-site student participation.

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