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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
More than 400 University of Pikeville (UPIKE) students celebrated their achievements by earning their degrees during the spring commencement ceremonies for undergraduate, graduate and health professions on Saturday, May 7, at the Appalachian Wireless Arena. Graduates and families were able to attend the in-person ceremonies or watch virtually via livestream. The twenty-second commencement of the […]
The University of Pikeville announced a $25 million gift, the largest single donation in its 133-year history, on Saturday, May 7, during its Health Professions Commencement Ceremony. The gift will enable the founding of a college of dentistry to be brought to the mountains of Appalachia and dramatically help give greater access to health services. […]
The University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine (KYCOM) held its annual graduation banquet honoring graduates and faculty members on May 6, at the Appalachian Wireless Arena in downtown Pikeville, Ky. Daniel M. Stoneburg, D.O., of Bowling Green, Ky., received the Dean’s Award. The award is presented to those whose leadership, humanity and loyalty to […]
The University of Pikeville – Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine (KYCOM) hosted its first Minorities in Medicine series event on Monday, February 7. The series will continue on Mondays, 14 and 28, at 7 p.m. on the seventh floor of the Health Professions Education Building, to bring together underrepresented minority medical students and the physicians […]
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 […]