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The Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine (KYCOM) is ranked second among all D.O. and M.D. granting medical schools in the U.S. for graduates entering primary care residencies. KYCOM’s guiding principle has always been to educate physicians to serve underserved and rural areas, with an emphasis on primary care. KYCOM prides itself in being student-centered in every aspect. As a KYCOM student, dedicated and knowledgeable faculty and staff will provide you with a supportive environment to learn patient-centered care while utilizing advanced technology. Nestled in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains near a growing regional hospital, KYCOM’s graduates are well prepared to enter high-quality and rigorous graduate medical education residencies.
More than 1,300 KYCOM alumni are practicing across the U.S.
70% of graduates practice a primary care specialty
KYCOM is ranked in the top five for most affordable private osteopathic and allopathic medical schools.
*U.S. News and World Report
University of Pikeville (UPIKE) leadership recently traveled to Livonia, Mich., a Detroit suburb, to host the first UPIKE Alumni and Friends dinner event in Michigan. President Burton J. Webb and First Lady Kay Webb welcomed UPIKE and Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine (KYCOM) alumni and friends to an intimate dinner at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse. President […]
For KYCOM student Hannah Skaggs, her passion for patients began at an early age. In high school, Skaggs took a CNA course and, through that experience, in addition to her love for learning, guided her decision to become a doctor. Skaggs, who attended UPIKE for her undergraduate education, was part of the Osteopathic Medicine Scholars […]
Julia H. Smith, D.H.Ed., M.S., associate professor of anatomy, was named this year’s John A. Strosnider, D.O., Memorial Lecturer at the annual Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine (KYCOM) Founders Dinner on Sept. 10. The award recognizes Smith’s service to the medical school and the community, which spans more than two decades and countless student physicians. […]
The University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine (KYCOM) formally welcomed the Class of 2025 during a traditional White Coat Ceremony on Saturday, September 11, at the Appalachian Wireless Arena. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, seating was limited and the event was live-streamed on UPIKE’s official Facebook page for friends and family to join in celebrating […]
The University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine (KYCOM) will formally welcome members of the Class of 2025 during a traditional White Coat Ceremony on Saturday, September 11, at 2 p.m. at the Appalachian Wireless Arena in Pikeville. The health and safety of UPIKE’s campus community is a top priority. The KYCOM Class of 2025 […]
The University of Pikeville – Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine (KYCOM) welcomed the Class of 2025 on July 19 for day one of a week-long orientation, signifying the beginning of a medical school journey for more than 150 KYCOM students. The Class of 2025 brings together diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives to the UPIKE community […]
The University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine (KYCOM) recently held its annual ceremony inducting 20 students from KYCOM’s Class of 2022 into the college’s chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS). The GHHS recognizes students, residents and faculty who demonstrate compassionate patient care and serve as role models, mentors and leaders in medicine. […]
Gathering at the Appalachian Wireless Arena, graduates, faculty, families and friends celebrated the Commencement ceremonies of the University of Pikeville – Kentucky College of Optometry and Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine on Saturday, May 1. UPIKE honored the academic achievements of 51 Doctors of Optometry and 135 Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine during the ceremony. Masks […]
On behalf of the Board of Trustees at the University of Pikeville, President Burton J. Webb, Ph.D., has announced the appointment of Joe Kingery, D.O., MBA, FACOFP, FAAFP, as Dean of the Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine (KYCOM) effective July 1, 2021. “Dr. Joe Kingery is a great choice as the next Dean of KYCOM,” […]