KYCOM Admissions

The University of Pikeville ‐ Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine seeks to recruit students who will help KYCOM fulfill its mission of providing students 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 areas, particularly those 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. In accord with KYCOM’s mission to educate osteopathic physicians trained in rural primary care, qualified applicants from Kentucky will be given preference for admission to KYCOM.

Applicants to KYCOM are considered with respect to their intellectual ability, scholastic achievement, commitment, and suitability to succeed in the study of osteopathic medicine. In addition, all individuals are required to meet Technical Standards to be considered for admission.

KYCOM adheres to the University of Pikeville’s policy on nondiscrimination and considers all applicants for admission and financial aid without regard to race, ethnicity, color, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age or disabilities.

KYCOM Advantage

The vision of KYCOM’s founding dean was that 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.), an iPad Pro and all required textbooks. Membership dues on behalf of all students are also paid to the Student Osteopathic Medical Association (SOMA). 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.

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 college. Campus visits are encouraged and may be arranged by appointment.

Makena Markert

Director of Health Professions/Medical Admissions
(606) 218-5524