KYCOM Admissions

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.

Contact Us
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 or by phoning 606.218.5409. Campus visits are encouraged and may be arranged by appointment.

KYCOM Advantage
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.

Notice of Nondiscrimination 
The University of Pikeville does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age or disabilities in its programs, activities, hiring or the admission of students.

The Following person has be designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies under Title IV:

Bethany Bowersock
Title IX Coordinator
University of Pikeville

Rm. 203 Administration Building
147 Sycamore Street
Pikeville, KY 41501

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding other nondiscrimination policies:

Michael Pacheco
Human Resources Director
University of Pikeville

Rm. 210 Community Technology Center
147 Sycamore Street

If either individual is unavailable, inquiries concerning any nondiscrimination policy may be directed to the other individual.

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