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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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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
Brookelynn Hensley, a 2013 graduate of the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine (KYCOM), describes her personal and professional development in Pikeville as multifaceted. “The Pikeville community is a very fostering place,” she said, “a community that you can lean on socially, spiritually and professionally.” As a dermatology specialist practicing with Dr. Ronald Hall […]
Twice a week Dr. Cathy Rehmeyer, professor of pathology at Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine (KYCOM), gathers with medical students for guided meditation. In a profession focused on caring for others this short time is spent on self-care. The growing group practices Shamatha meditation, which concentrates on mindful breathing with open eyes. “Shamatha meditation attunes […]
Dana Shaffer, D.O., FACOFP, dist., FAOGME, dean of the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine (KYCOM), participated in the 2019 U.S. Osteopathic Medical Regulatory Summit.
The University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine and East Kentucky Breastfeeding Coalition are presenting an Infant Breastfeeding Conference on Saturday, March 23, 2019 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. in UPIKE’s Health Professions Education Building – 7th floor.
PIKEVILLE, KY – Officials from the University of Pikeville (UPIKE) and Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) entered an agreement on March 7 that creates an educational pathway between BSCTC, UPIKE and UPIKE-Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine (KYCOM). The agreement will allow individuals interested in pursuing a medical career to complete two years of […]
University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine maintains a mission of service to Central Appalachia that includes students on UPIKE’s campus. KYCOM student physicians are now providing pre-participation sports physical exams for UPIKE’s student-athletes.
Laura Griffin, D.O., FAAO, has been named assistant dean of osteopathic principles and practices integration at University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Melissa Frazier, MPH, MBA, public health and regional workforce analysis researcher at the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine (KYCOM), has been selected to participate in the National Leadership Academy for the Public’s Health (NLAPH) program.
The University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine (KYCOM) will formally welcome members of the Class of 2022 during a traditional White Coat Ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 15, at 2 p.m. at the East Kentucky Expo Center in Pikeville.