The University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine (KYCOM) seeks to recruit students who will help KYCOM fulfill its mission of providing men and women with an osteopathic medical education that emphasizes primary care, encourages research, promotes lifelong scholarly activity and produces graduates who are committed to serving the healthcare needs of communities in rural Kentucky and other Appalachian regions. KYCOM is a private institution that encourages applications from qualified students interested in pursuing a career in osteopathic medicine.

Pre-Med Programs

With pre-med programs such as OMSP and PEPP, participating students can learn more about KYCOM and the Osteopathic Medicine profession to determine if this is the path for them.

Application and Selection

KYCOM participates with other colleges of osteopathic medicine in the centralized application services offered by the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Application Service (AACOMAS). To apply, you must initiate your application to KYCOM by submitting a Primary Application through AACOMAS.

Cost & Financial Aid

UPIKE’s Office of Student Financial Services assists KYCOM students with securing financial support that helps meet their education costs. Every student applying for financial aid must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) with the appropriate federal processor to assess aid eligibility. 

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. 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.

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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