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Title IX - Statement and Procedures
KYCOM Admissions welcomes the opportunity to engage with prospective applicants to answer questions about the application process, explain admissions policies, and inform prospective applicants about the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine. KYCOM Admissions is part of the KYCOM Office of Student Affairs and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning 606.218.5406 or 606.218.5409. Campus visits are encouraged and may be arranged by appointment.
The vision of KYCOM’s founding dean was that our students enter on a level playing field, where those who are admitted with few financial resources have the same educational opportunities as those with greater resources. In order to achieve this goal, KYCOM provides all of its students an OPP table, white coat and scrub suit, diagnostic equipment (stethoscope, ophthalmoscope, etc.), use of a laptop computer, an iPad, and all required textbooks. Membership dues on behalf of all students are also paid to the Student Osteopathic Medical Association (SOMA) and the Kentucky Osteopathic Medical Association (KOMA). Exam fees for the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners COMLEX-USA Level 1 and Level 2-CE board exams are paid by KYCOM for first attempts only. In addition, the KYCOM Advantage also includes a COMLEX–USA Level 1 examination preparation program.
The University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine seeks to recruit students who will help KYCOM fulfill its mission of providing men and women with an osteopathic medical education that emphasizes primary care, encourages research, promotes lifelong scholarly activity, and produces graduates who are committed to serving the health care needs of communities in rural Kentucky and other Appalachian regions. KYCOM is a private institution that encourages applications from qualified students who are interested in pursuing a career in osteopathic medicine.
Notice of Nondiscrimination
The Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, sex, gender, religion, national origin, age or disabilities in its programs, activities, hiring, or the admission of students.
KYCOM participates with other colleges of osteopathic medicine in the centralized application services offered by the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Application Service (AACOMAS). Prospective students must initiate their application to KYCOM by submitting a Primary Application through AACOMAS, which may be obtained by contacting:
KYCOM will review applicant files only after all of the following materials have been received.
The minimum academic requirements for admission to KYCOM are:
These basic requirements must be passed and taken for credit at an accredited college or university.
Integrity: Prospective students seeking admission to KYCOM are expected to demonstrate integrity and professionalism throughout the application and matriculation process. Any intentional misrepresentation, falsification, or omission of all requested application and matriculation information is reason for rejection or dismissal. KYCOM reserves the right to deny admission to any applicant for any reason it deems sufficient. Further, matriculation will be denied to applicants who have failed to maintain a good record of scholastic performance and personal conduct between the time of their acceptance and their matriculation at KYCOM.
Student transfers to KYCOM are rare. Transfer requests may be considered for entry into the third year of medical studies. Student requests for transfer to KYCOM should be directed to the Associate Dean for Student Affairs. KYCOM does not encourage transfer students, but will consider them in special circumstances. Any transfer student accepted at KYCOM may, at the discretion of the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, receive credit for courses taken at another medical school.
After confirming KYCOM's offer of acceptance with a nonrefundable $1,000 deposit, all new students must also successfully meet KYCOM's requirements regarding criminal background checks, urine drug screening, immunizations, and medical insurance.
Osteopathic Medical Scholars Program (OMSP)
Up to 10 scholars are selected each year. After completing the bachelor’s degree at the University of Pikeville, scholars will be automatically admitted to KYCOM if they have maintained a 3.4 cumulative and science GPA, scored a minimum of 24 on the MCAT, participated fully in program activities, and exhibited proper ethical qualities and conduct.
Applications for this program are due by February 1st. Applications may be requested from Gary Justice, GaryJustice@upike.edu, or 606.218.5294.
Professional Education Preparation Program (PEPP)
The Professional Education Preparation Program (PEPP) offered by Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine (KYCOM) exists to remedy the significantly underserved medical needs of Kentucky's rural areas by addressing the chronic underrepresentation of Kentucky residents in medical school admissions.
The KYCOM PEPP Scholars Program accepts Kentucky high school students. The KYCOM PEPP program annually enrolls approximately 40-50 high school students in a two-week summer residential program that offers participants a variety of educational experiences targeted to enhance their personal interest in a medical career, add to their understanding of the elements of a medical education, and expand their awareness of how medicine is practiced in a rural setting. Typically, PEPP program activities include lectures, anatomical laboratory sessions, volunteer work in the local hospital, and participation in relevant social and cultural events.
The PEPP program was established by the 1980 Kentucky General Assembly (KRS 162.028) for the purpose of increasing the number and proportion of students particularity from medically underserved areas of the commonwealth who apply to, are accepted by, and graduate from medical school. The PEPP program receives funds from the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education.
Given that applications exceed program capacity, students about to enter the 12th grade who meet program requirements are accepted first followed in order of consideration by students entering the 11th grade, 10th grade, and 9th grade. Typically, the PEPP application deadline is the last day of February. Applications can be requested from Ronnie Collins, KYCOM Director of Admissions & Recruitment. Mr. Collins can also be directly contacted at 606.218.5409.