KYCOM Mission — Keeping the Promise
A 2010 analysis of KYCOM graduate practice data by the National Center for the Analysis of Healthcare found the following:
- 62 % practice in Appalachia
- 32 % practice in KY
- 44 % practice in Underserved Areas
- 38 % practice in Rural Areas
- 41 % within 120 miles of KYCOM
Nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report
- in rural medicine,
- in percent of graduates entering primary care specialties,
- and as one of most affordable private U.S. medical schools
National student leadership awards
- Dr. Sonbol Shahid-Salles, Class of 2010, Recipient of 2010 Student D.O. of the Year Award from Association of American Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM). Dr. Shahid-Salles is currently a resident in emergency medicine.
- Dr. Cindy Sue DeMastes, Class of 2011, Recipient of 2010 Presidential Memorial Leadership Award from American Osteopathic Association (AOA). Dr. DeMastes is a pediatrics resident.
- Sarah Gibson McConnell, Class of 2014, National Vice-President of the Student Association of the American College of Osteopathic Family Practitioners (March 2012 - March 2013). In addition, student Doctor McConnell was president of the KYCOM chapter from March 2011 - March 2012 and lead the KYCOM chapter to win the national A.T. Still Award for integrating OMT into the chapter.