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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.
All of our graduate programs are offered in a convenient, online format. Explore our graduate programs and learn more about earning your master’s degree at UPIKE.
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
The University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine (KYCOM) formally welcomed the Class of 2023 during a traditional White Coat Ceremony on September 14. White coat ceremonies are rites of passage for beginning medical students. The ritual encourages a psychological contract that emphasizes professionalism and empathy in the practice of medicine and focuses on the […]
Steve R. Harris, Ph.D., 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. 13. The award recognizes Harris’ service to the medical school, along with the community, that spans two decades and countless student physicians. Established in honor of John A. […]
Whether they were providing eyeglasses in Mexico, helping with repairs for a church in Guatemala or volunteering with Remote Area Medical in Hazard, Ky., University of Pikeville students of all types spent their summer striving to serve. A team of nine students and two faculty members from the UPIKE-Kentucky College of Optometry (KYCO) traveled nearly […]
The University of Pikeville’s Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine (KYCOM) recently completed another successful session of its annual Professional Education Preparation Program (PEPP). The program, which has been in existence since 1980, allows a small group of high school students entering grade 11 or 12 to live on campus for one week and learn about careers in medicine. PEPP […]
The University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine (KYCOM) held an inaugural induction of 20 students into the college’s newly-created chapter the Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) on June 26 in UPIKE’s Health Professions Education Building. Inductees are members of KYCOM’s Class of 2020. GHHS was founded in 2002 through the Arnold P. Gold Foundation […]
The University of Pikeville has partnered with numerous educational institutions in Kentucky and Virginia to create pathways to UPIKE’s Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine (KYCOM), Kentucky College of Optometry (KYCO) and Coleman College of Business (CCOB) Master of Business Administration (MBA) program. This spring, the university signed memorandums of agreement with Appalachian College of Pharmacy […]
The University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine (KYCOM) held its annual graduation banquet honoring graduates and faculty members on May 3, 2019 at the East Kentucky Expo Center.
The University of Pikeville honored the academic achievements of more
than 270 graduates at the associate, baccalaureate and master’s degree levels and 120 Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine degree recipient’s from the Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine.
The University of Pikeville will honor the academic achievements of students in the College of Arts and Sciences, the Coleman College of Business, Elizabeth Akers Elliott School of Nursing, Patton College of Education, and the Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine (KYCOM) on Saturday, May 4.