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General Questions about KYCOM

What is the Student Affairs phone number?
The phone number is 606.218.5400

What is the Student Affairs FAX number?

The fax number is 606.218.5405

What is the average MCAT score?
The average MCAT score for recent entering classes was 24.

What is the average GPA of KYCOM applicants?
The average science GPA was 3.4 and the average cumulative GPA was 3.5 for the recent entering classes.

How can I find out about housing for KYCOM students?
There are various resources available to the incoming class to assist in finding housing in and around Pikeville that may be obtained from KYCOM admissions staff. At this time the University of Pikeville does not provide housing for KYCOM students.

Is there a preference for students from Appalachia?
KYCOM gives preference to students from Kentucky, the Appalachian region, and other medically underserved areas who will help KYCOM fulfill its mission.

Do you have a match list for your students?
Our graduating seniors report that, on average, approximately two-thirds receive 1st choice in residency . Of our seniors, 85 - 90 % report receiving a "top three" choice. Below are three tables reporting where our students tend to match and in what specialties. 

Residency Programs for Graduating Classes of 2009-2013
(Type of Residency Programs)
Type of Residency Program # of Students # in D.O. Program
Anesthesiology 4 2
Diagnostic Radiology 4 1
Emergency Medicine 20 13
Facial Plastic Surgery /Otolaryngology 4 4
Family Medicine/ Family Practice 82 56
General Surgery 17 6
Integrated Family Practice / NMM 1 1
Internal Medicine 77 42
Internal Medicine / Pediatrics 1 0
Internal Medicine/ Emergency Medicine 1 0
Medicine-Primary 6 0
Neurology 5 2
Neurological Surgery 1 1
Obstetrics & Gynecology 14 2
Orthopedic Surgery 9 8
Pathology 4 0
Pediatrics 33 3
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation 5 0
Preliminary Medicine 1 1
Psychiatry 13 1
Radiation Oncology 1 0
Traditional Rotating Internship 9 8
Urology/ Urological Surgery 3 1


Residency Programs for Graduating Classes of 2009 - 2013
(Breakdown by State)
State # of Students # in D.O. Program
Alabama 8 0
Arkansas 2 1
Arizona 1 1
California 3 1
District of Columbia 1 0
Florida 11 3
Indiana 17 4
Kentucky 80 34
Louisiana 2 1
Michigan 33 18
Mississippi 7 4
New Jersey 1 1
New York 13 6
North Carolina 6 3
Ohio 54 40
Oklahoma 5
Pennsylvania 18 9
Rhode Island
South Carolina
Texas 6 3
Virginia 27 23
West Virginia 9

Residency Programs for Graduating Classes of 2009-2013 (Breakdown by Institution)
Institution # Location Specialty (Abbreviations below list)
Baptist Health System 1 Birmingham, Ala. IM
Cahaba Medical Care 1 Centreville, Ala. FM
University of Alabama School of Medicine Tuscaloosa, Ala.  FM
University of South Alabama Hosptial Mobile, Ala.  FM, Peds, Psych
OSUCOM/ University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff Pine Bluff, Ark.  FM
University of Arkansas Little Rock, Ark.  PM&R
Sierra Vista Regional Health Center Sierra Vista, Ariz.  IM 
U of AZ/ University Physicians Hospital 1 Tucson, Ariz.  Psych 
Arrowhead Regional Medical Center Colton, Calif.   
Chino Valley Medical Center Chino, Calif.  FP 
David Grant Medical Center San Francisco, Calif.  DR 
NCC--Walter Reed Army Medical Center 1 Washington, District of Columbia  DR 
Bayfront Medical Center St. Petersburg, Fla.  ObGyn
Broward General Medical Center Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.  IM 
Eglin Air Force Base Hosptial Eglin AFB, Fla.  FM
General Hospital St. Petersburg, Fla.   
Jackson Memorial Hospital Miami, Fla.  Psych 
Larkin Community Hospital 1 South Miami, Fla. Neuro
Northside Hospital St. Petersburg, Fla.   
Palm Beach Centre for GME 1 West Palm Beach, Fla. IM
St. Lucie Medical Center 1 Port St. Lucie, Fla. TRI
Westchester General Hospital 1 Miami, Fla. FM
Eisenhower Army Medical Center Fort Gordon, Ga.  GS, TransYr 
Floyd Medical Center 1 Rome, Ga.  FM 
Georgia Health Sciences University Augusta, Ga.  Peds 
Tripler Army Medical Center Honolulu, Hawaii  GS
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics Iowa City, Iowa  Peds
John Stroger Hospital/ Cook Co. Chicago, Ill.  US
St. James Hosptial Olympia Fields, Ill.   
University of Illinois College of Medicine Chicago, Ill.  Psych 
Deaconess Hospital Evansville, Ind.  FM
Fort Wayne Medical Education Fort Wayne, Ind.  FM 
Indiana University Riley Hosptial for Children Indianapolis, Ind.  Peds 
Indiana University School of Medicine Indianapolis, Ind.  EM, IM 
Indiana University Simon Cancer Center Indianapolis, Ind.  RadOnc 
St. Vincent Hosptial Center Indianapolis, Ind.  IM 
Westview Hospital Indianapolis, Ind.  FM, FP
University of Kansas School of Medicine Kansas City, Kan.  Neuro
East Ky. Family Medicine Residency (UK) Hazard, Ky.  FP
Methodist Hospital Henderson, Ky.  FP, FM
Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital Ashland, Ky.  FP 
Pikeville Medical Center 13 Pikeville, Ky.  FP, IFP/NMM, FM
St. Claire Regional Medical Center Morehead, Ky.  FMRT, FM
St. Elizabeth Medical Center 2 Edgewood, Ky. FM
University of Kentucky Medical Center 34  Lexington, Ky.  DR, FM, IM, PC, Peds, Psych, ObGyn, Path, PM&R 
University of Louisville School of Medicine 11  Louisville, Ky. FM, IM, Peds, PM&R, Psych 
Louisiana State University School of Medicine New Orleans, La.  PM&R, Psych
Baystate Medical Center Springfield, Mass.  Peds 
St. Elizabeth Medical Center Boston, Mass.  GS 
National Naval Medical Center Bethesda, Md.  FM 
Botsford Hosptial 2 Farmington Hills, Mich.  ObGyn, DR
Detroit Wayne County Health Authority 1 Detroit, Mich. Peds
Garden City Hospital 8 Garden City, Mich.  IM, ObGyn, OS, TRI 
Genesys Regional Medical -Health Park Grand Blanc, Mich.  EM, IM 
Henry Ford Macomb Hosptial Clinton Township, Mich.  FP, GS, IM 
Henry Ford Macomb-Warren Campus Warren, Mich.  EM, IM 
Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital Wyandotte, Mich.  EM, GS 
Kalamazoo Center Kalamazoo, Mich.  IM 
Mercy Health Partners Muskegon, Mich.  ObGyn
Oakwood Southshore Medical Center Trenton, Mich.  GS 
Pontiac Osteopathic Hospital Pontiac, Mich.  EM, IM 
St. John Providence Health System Warren, Mich.  GS, U 
Sparrow Hospital Lansing, Mich.  Peds, U 
University of Minnesota Mankato, Minn.  FM
Des Peres Hospital St. Louis, Mo.  IM, OS 
St. Louis University School of Medicine St. Louis, Mo.  Peds 
Magnolia Regional Health Center Cornith, Miss.  IM 
University Hosptial Jackson, Miss.  Psych, FM
U. of Medicine & Dentistry of N.J.- School of Osteopathic Medicine Stratford, N.J.  
Arnot Ogden Medical Center 1 Elmira, N.Y. IM
Lutheran Family Health Center 1 Brooklyn, N.Y. FM
Samaritan Health Hospital Watertown, N.Y.  
St. John's Episcopal -South Shore 8 Far Rockaway, N.Y. FP, GS, TRI, ObGyn
Southampton Hospital 1 Southampton, N.Y. TRI
SUNY HSC Brooklyn 1 Brooklyn, N.Y. A
Blue Ridge HealthCare 1 Morgantown, N.C. TRI
Duke University Medical Center 1 Duke, N.C. Path
New Hanover Regional Med. Wilmington, N.C.  FP
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center 1 Winston-Salem, N.C. Peds
UNC Chapel Hill-Mountain AHEC Hendersonville, N.C. FM
Adena Health System 5 Chillicothe, Ohio TRI
Akron General Medical Center Akron, Ohio EM  
Bethesda Hosptial Bethesda, Ohio  FM 
Christ Hospital Cincinnati, Ohio  IM
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Cincinnati, Ohio  Peds 
Doctors Hospital 6 Columbus, Ohio  ENT/Oto/FPS, IM, NS, OS
Grandview Hospital & Medical Center 14 Dayton, Ohio  EM, FM, FP, GS, IM, Neuro, OS, Oto/FPS
Marietta Memorial Hosptial 3 Marietta, Ohio  EM 
Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center 3 Toledo, Ohio  IM, ObGyn, OS, TRI
Riverside Methodist Hospital Columbus, Ohio  IM 
South Pointe Hospital 2 Warrensville Heights, Ohio  A, OS 
Southern Ohio Medical Center Portsmouth, Ohio  EM, FP 
St. John Medical Center Westlake, Ohio  IM 
Summa Health/ Northeast Ohio Medical Akron, Ohio  FM 
Summa Western Reserve Hospital Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio  GS 
TriHealth/Good Samaritan Hospital Cincinnati, Ohio ObGyn 
University of Cincinnati Hospital Cincinnati, Ohio  Psych 
University of Toledo Toledo, Ohio  Peds 
Wright State University Dayton, Ohio  IM, Psych 
Wright Patterson Air Force Base Dayton, Ohio  GS 
Hillcrest Hospital Tulsa, Okla.  FP
Oklahoma State University Medical Center Tulsa, Okla.  Peds 
St. Anthony Hospital Oklahoma City, Okla.   
University of Oklahoma College of Med. 1 Tulsa, Okla. IM
Allegheny General Hospital 1 Pittsburg, Pa. PM / Neuro
Geisinger Health System Danville, Pa.  Peds
Hahnemann U Hospital 1 Philadelphia, Pa. Psych
Heart of Lancaster Regional Medical Center Lititz, Pa.  A, FP 
Hershey Medical Center/ Penn State Hershey, Pa.  Path 
Memorial Hospital 2 York, Pa.  EM
Millcreek Community Hospital 5 Erie, Pa. FM, IM, Oto/FPS
St. Luke's Hospital Bethlehem, Pa.  FP 
University of Pittsburgh-Horizon 3 Farrell, Pa.  GS, IM 
York Hospital 1 York, Pa. ObGyn
Kent Hospital Warwick, R.I.  FP
Greeneville Hospital System Greeneville, S.C.  IM
Medical University of South Carolina Charleston, S.C.  Neuro 
Palmetto Health- U. of South Carolina 1 Columbia, S.C.  EM 
East Tennessee State University Johnson City, Tenn.  FM, IM
East Tennessee State University-Bristol Bristol, Tenn.  FP 
University of Tennessee Knoxville, Tenn.  IM 
University of Tennessee College of Medicine Memphis, Tenn.  IM, Peds 
Vanderbilt University Medical Center Nashville, Tenn.  GS, ObGyn 
Brooke Army Medical Center 2 Ft. Sam Houston, Texas  PM
Christus Spohn Memorial Hospital 1 Corpus Christi, Texas FM
Texas Tech U Affil- Amarillo 1 Amarillo, TX ObGyn
U. of N. Texas Health Science Center at TCOM - Plaza Med. Center 2 Ft. Worth, Texas  IM
William Beaumont Army Medical Center El Paso, Texas   
Carilion Clinic 1 Roanoke, VA FM
Lewis Gale Hospital 1 Blacksburg, VA IM
Norton Community Hospital 20  Norton, Va.  IM 
Portsmouth Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Va.  GS
Virginia Commonwealth University Health System Richmond, Va.  EM, Path 
Wellmont Lonesome Pine Hospital Big Stone Gap, Va.  FP 
Gunderson Lutheran Medical Foundation La Crosse, Wis.  IM 
Bluefield Regional Medical Center Bluefield, W.Va.  FM
Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital Parkersburg, W.Va.  IM 
Charleston Area Medical Center Charleston, W.Va.  EM, IM
Marshall University SOM 1 Huntington, W.Va. IM
West Virginia University School of Medicine Morgantown, W.Va. 

A=Anesthesiology, DR=Diagnostic Radiology, EM=Emergency Medicine, ENT/oto/FPS=ENT/ Otolaryngology/ Facial Plastic Surgery, FM=Family Medicine, FMRT=Family Medicine Rural Track, FP=Family Practice, GS=General Surgery, IFP/NMM=Integrated Family Practice/Neuromuscular Medicine, IM=Internal Medicine, Neuro=Neurology, NS=Neurological Surgery, ObGyn=Obstetrics & Gynecology, OS=Orthopedic Surgery, Oto/FPS=Oltolaryngology/ Facial Plastic Surgery, Path=Pathology, PM=Preliminary Medicine, PC=Primary Care Medicine, Peds=Pediatrics, PM&R=Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Psych=Psychiatry, RadOnc=Radiation Oncology, TRI=Traditional Rotating Internship, U=Urology, US=Urological Surgery


Questions about applying to KYCOM

How do I send Letters of Recommendation to UP-KYCOM?
Letters can be sent by Interfolio, Virtual Evals, or mailed or faxed directly to the UP-KYCOM Admissions Office.

What is the mailing address for Letters of Recommendation?
Mail letters to:
UP-KYCOM Admissions
147 Sycamore Street
Pikeville, KY 41501

Is there a maximum number of Letters of Recommendation that may be sent?
We require three letters of recommendation, but will accept more.

An application to KYCOM has been submitted through AACOMAS, where is the Secondary Application from KYCOM?
KYCOM screens the common application submitted through AACOMAS and emails a Secondary Application to qualified applicants.

What are the application deadlines?

The deadline for the AACOMAS application is February 1. The deadline for the KYCOM Secondary Application is March 1. KYCOM has a rolling admissions policy, however, so apply early.

What are the immunization requirements for KYCOM?
KYCOM, in conjunction with requirements of all hospitals accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) and/or Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP), requires the following immunizations of its students. Applicants must be in full compliance with KYCOM's immunization requirements prior to the beginning of first year orientation.

  • Annual TB test: Any positive result, or history of positive results, requires an annual chest radiography (x-ray).
  • Hepatitis B immunization series of three immunizations plus a titer measurement that indicates immunity is present.
  • Tetanus toxoid immunization (within 10 years of matriculation date).
  • Proof of Varicella and Rubella immunity (established by two reported dates of vaccination and documented antibody titer).

Questions about KYCOM Financial Aid

Where do I complete the FAFSA?
To complete the FAFSA online, go to:

Where can I track my federal student loans?
Your loans can be tracked at:

What is the FAFSA school code for KYCOM?

Can I get a subsidized loan?
As of July 1, 2012, federal subsidized loans will no longer be available to students. Federal unsubsidized loans will still be available.

Are my school loans dependent on credit?
Most unsubsidized federal loans are not dependent on your credit. The Federal Grad PLUS and private loans require a credit check.

How much can I borrow?
Student budgets are established each academic year by the school. The budget includes annual tuition and the cost of living expenses. You may apply for financial aid up to the budgeted amount.

What is the total aggregate federal loan limit?
The federal subsidized and unsubsidized limits are $224,000.

Do I have to apply for financial aid every year?
Yes, you must complete a new FAFSA each year if you are applying for federal loans.

How, and when, do I get my financial aid refund?
You must sign up for direct deposit thought the UPIKE Business Office. The first refund is generally two weeks after the start of the academic year. The second disbursement is generally within two weeks of the academic year midpoint. The payments will be posted to your UPIKE account for payment of tuition and fees and, if the loan exceeds that amount, a refund will be directly deposited into your banking account.

Can I defer my undergraduate loans while at KYCOM?
Yes, federal loans can be deferred while enrolled as a student. Check with individual lenders for any private loans.

Is online entrance counseling required when completing the Master Promissory Note?
Students who borrow from the Federal Direct Loan Program will complete entrance counseling online when completing the Master Promissory Note (MPN).

Where can I complete the Master Promissory Note?
The MPN can be completed online at You must have a U.S. Department of Education PIN. A PIN can be obtained at:

Does the unsubsidized Master Promissory Note need to be completed yearly?
You only need to complete the MPN once for as long as you remain enrolled at UP-KYCOM.

How often does the Graduate Plus Master Promissory Note need to be completed?
You need to complete the Graduate Plus MPN for each academic year that you wish to apply for the loan.

Who do I contact if I have remaining eligibility for Veteran's educational benefits by the state approving agency for use during enrollment in medical school?
Information about VA educational benefits can be found at the following URL:



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