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We are practitioners of the healing arts defining the standard for excellence in optometric education and vision care.
Our D.O. medical school is nationally ranked and recognized for a reputation of excellence in rural medicine and family healthcare. UPIKE’s osteopathy program gives you a clear path to success in the medical field.
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UPIKE has a long history of defying expectations. However you may have viewed yourself, the Appalachian community or the world before setting foot on our campus, we will encourage, inspire or even dare you to believe in a whole new realm of possibilities.
“My time as a student at UPIKE has been transformative. The knowledge, confidence and connections I have developed will benefit me indefinitely. I am proud to be a Bear!"Jada Hood / Lexington, KY / Biology
“My time as a student at UPIKE has been transformative. The knowledge, confidence and connections I have developed will benefit me indefinitely. I am proud to be a Bear!"
Jada Hood / Lexington, KY / Biology
UPIKE embodies the true spirit of the Appalachian region. Our grit and pride power our efforts to create opportunities for all types of learners. So come and see – there are more opportunities here than anyone could have ever imagined.
Eastern Kentucky is one of the most scenic spots in the nation. Our campus is built right into the beautiful Appalachian mountains. Hiking, boating, fishing, zip-lining and more are just minutes away. Trust us – you’ll love it here.
The University of Pikeville (UPIKE) has announced the appointment of Rakesh Sachdeva, M.D., FAAP, as the newest member of their Board of Trustees. This appointment promises to deepen the relationship Sachdeva has with the university, as he already serves as the founding chair, clinical professor and course director of the Division of Pediatrics at the […]
The University of Pikeville-College of Nursing and Human Services honored eight new social workers during the sixth annual and inaugural virtual pinning ceremony on May 1. Graduates were acknowledged by social work faculty during the virtual pinning ceremony recognizing their commitment to higher education and dedication to the profession of social work. UPIKE School of […]
The University of Pikeville Elliott School of Nursing honored 44 new nurses during the 36th annual, and first virtual, nurse’s pinning ceremony on April 30, 2020, via a Zoom call that was broadcast live on UPIKE’s Facebook page. The traditional celebration was postponed due to the COVID-19 public health emergency. An in-person celebration will be […]
The University of Pikeville honored the academic achievements of more than 270 graduates at the associate, baccalaureate and master’s degree levels in its first-ever virtual commencement on May 2. Sixty-One Doctor of Optometry degree recipients from the inaugural graduating class of UPIKE’s Kentucky College of Optometry (KYCO) joined 123 Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine degree recipients from the Kentucky College of Osteopathic […]
With the uncertainty of COVID-19 and its impact on higher education, the University of Pikeville announced bold measures to meet student needs this fall, including an eight-week block schedule and textbooks at no cost for undergraduate students. “Implementing an eight-week block schedule will benefit UPIKE students by allowing them to focus on up to three […]
The University of Pikeville will honor the academic achievements of students in the College of Arts and Sciences, Coleman College of Business, College of Nursing and Human Services, and Patton College of Education in a virtual commencement ceremony. Graduates from the Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine (KYCOM) and the inaugural graduates from Kentucky College of […]
The University of Pikeville – Kentucky College of Optometry (KYCO) recently celebrated Department Chair of Clinical Affairs and Professor of Optometry Renee Reeder O.D., FAAO, FBCLA, FSLS, FIACLE, for being named the 2020 International Association of Contact Lens Educator (IACLE) of the Year. IACLE raises the standard of contact lens education and promotes the safe […]
The University of Pikeville, in partnership with Bit Source, is offering a free online course that will provide valuable insight and knowledge on how to thrive in challenging times. Uniquely, the four-week course will expand the knowledge of participants in skills that are particularly important in today’s business climate. In addition to a hallmark course […]