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University of Kentucky College of Medicine
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
  • Year founded: 1960
  • ENROLLED TOTAL: 115
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University of Kentucky College of Medicine (UKCOM)
Allopathic Medical School
Lexington
In-State Applicants Favored
  • SDN RANKING 3
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 3 72 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS 4 1 Responses

Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $35,929
  • Non - Resident Tuition $65,861
  • Application Fee $50
  • AVG MCAT 511
  • AVG GPA 3.7
  • LIZZYM Score 67.9

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Admissions Information

  • Office of Admissions
  • MN118 Chandler Medical Center
  • 138 Leader Ave
  • Lexington 40506
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine, which was founded in 1960, provides innovative, high-quality education through its nationally recognized curriculum, emphasizing early clinical experiences, continuity as a guiding principle, integration of the basic and clinical sciences, and innovative teaching and learning methods such as small-group tutorials, standardized patients, computer-assisted instruction, clinical training models, and interactive lectures and laboratory exercises. The college’s mission is to develop knowledge, skills and attitudes that promote professionalism, teamwork, life-long learning, empathy, scholarship, cultural sensitivity, and leadership, with the goal of providing excellence in education, health care and research within the Commonwealth of Kentucky and beyond.

Curriculum

UK’s Kentucky Medical Curriculum, a national model, relates scientific principles and concepts to the prevention of disease and to the delivery of modern, compassionate medical care. Because students with diverse backgrounds and interests pursue a variety of medical careers, the curriculum provides the knowledge and skills essential for further professional development. The Kentucky Medical Curriculum emphasizes early longitudinal clinical experiences, integration of the basic and clinical sciences, teaching in ambulatory clinic settings and primary care. UK’s curriculum uses many learning methods, including standardized patients, clinical training models, computer-assisted instruction, human-patient simulators, problem-based learning, small-group tutorials, interactive lectures and laboratory exercises. Setting its sights even higher, UK is currently embarking upon an endeavor to further enhance its medical curriculum. Realizing that medical students rotate in and out of clinical experiences, UK recognizes that students often see glimpses or“snapshots” of chronic illness and do not witness how it affects the patient and his or her family. UK groups rotations to provide the opportunity for students to follow a patient’s care over a 16-week period.

Facilities

In May 2011, UK opened the new 1.2 million-square-foot pavilion at UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital. Two patient floors with a total of 128 beds (48 intensive care and 80 acute care beds in all private rooms) were the first to open: Floor 6 for neuroscience services; Floor 7 for trauma and acute care surgery patients. The new pavilion A incorporates the best that medicine has to offer with art, music and landscaping reflective of the spirit of Kentucky. The facility is expected to be completed in phases over the next six to 10 years, eventually replacing the original UK Chandler Hospital. The new pavilion also includes the new UK Chandler Emergency Department, home to the only Level 1 trauma center serving Central and Eastern Kentucky, and The Makenna David Pediatric Emergency Center.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 59
Negatively 2
No change 2

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
2.72 69

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
8.40 55

0 = low, 10 = high

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"They do a great job and I love how swift the replies and updates are." More from this Member | Report Response

"Rank the waitlist" More from this Member | Report Response

"More students to talk to!" More from this Member | Report Response

"None. Fantastic admissions staff. Consistently communicates with applicants via email to keep us in the loop." More from this Member | Report Response

"It would have been nice to have the name of our interviewers provided" More from this Member | Report Response

"Admissions office was really friendly and helped me schedule an interview so I wouldn't have to trav" More from this Member | Report Response

"They are very nice people who are very resourceful and helpful." More from this Member | Report Response

"Some of the nicest people I have ever met. Keep it up!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The admissions office at UK is exceptional. I can't emphasize enough how respectful, friendly, and h" More from this Member | Report Response

"None -- they are awesome!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing---they are SO NICE! They told us the date that the adcom would meet and encouraged us to cal" More from this Member | Report Response

"None." More from this Member | Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"What's the last book you have read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was applying through the Rural Program so at Morehead they asked more about rural medicine like "why the RPLP program" and at Lexington it was more general like "talk about a time in conflict" or "what was your research like"." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where else have you applied and been accepted? Why UK?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is the leading health problem facing rural communities, and what would you do, as a public official, to fix this?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why us?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Was my age going to be a factor? (Im a little younger than their typical applicant)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you like the most and the least about the job of a physician from the times you shadowed?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What other schools did you apply to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"1. Tell me about yourself (I talked about my family and ended up with why I want to study medicine). 2. Why UK College of Medicine? 3. Discuss how your family background has influenced your choice of career. 4. Discuss how your father’s ill-health affected you and your family. 5. Tell us about a time where you faced a challenging situation and how you overcame it. 6. Discuss a time where you had to take initiative to bring change. 7. If you don’t get in this application cycle, would you apply again? 8. What other career would you pursue if you don’t get into medical school? 9. Why did you do a Master of Public health degree before medicine? 10. Discuss your research. 11. Tell us about your shadowing and volunteering experiences and how they influenced your decision to go into medicine. 12. Medical school is very expensive, have you considered the cost? 13. Why have you decided to go into primary care? 14. What other specialty of medicine would you consider apart from primary care? 15. How would you balance being a busy primary physician with the public health research and advocacy you want to do? 16. What have you done after you graduated from college? 17. What work are you doing now? 18. How do you reconcile your great GPA with your MCAT scores (my scores are low). 19. How did you prepare for the MCAT? 20. Which other medical schools did you apply to? 21. What ties do you have to Kentucky? 22. Do you intend to remain in the US or return to your home country after your training? (I am an international student). 23. What does your husband want? To remain here or go back to your home country? 24. How would you manage without your support system? (I told them that we’ll make new friends)." More from this Member | Report Response

"All general questions about my application/what I did in college" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the biggest issue you'll face as a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about where you're from." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did I pick my major? How do I see it applying to medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So, I'm just here to learn enough about you to be your advocate at the committee meeting next Thursday. What do I need to know to best represent you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why UK? Why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your concerns as an out of state student?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why UK?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You said in your essay that medicine wasn't your first choice--what was?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How have you improved since last year? (Reapplicant)" More from this Member | Report Response

"are you now a california girl? why kentucky? (ii lived in ky until 14, now in CA)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your leadership roles." More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your thoughts on the current healthcare system and if you could make any changes what would they be? (Probably asked because of my experiences in a healthcare start-up company.) " More from this Member | Report Response

"I was shown an article stating 40% of doctors would chose a new field if they could, and asked ''How have you made sure that you won't be one of them?''" More from this Member | Report Response

"When did you know you wanted to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

""Did you apply to any schools in CA" (this was a rhetorical question). Immediately followed by "But you didn't get in did you?" and "Yea, I didn't think so"." More from this Member | Report Response

"Will you reapply next year if you don't get in? What will you do if not medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is anyone in your family a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Which historical figure has inspired you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Both were a conversion based but the second asked the standard why UK, and where else have you interviewed (applied)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself? (be prepared for this right off the bat) I basically gave him a breif bio about my family and where I've lived and stuff." More from this Member | Report Response

"questions about my science gpa. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your ethnic origin? Where are your parents originally from?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you deal with your stress and is there any particular person who would help you during this time." More from this Member | Report Response

"where else did you apply?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's one thing that should change with the healthcare system?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do I support stem-cell research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Pretty much just a conversation." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself, how did you end up wanting to become a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself, your relationship with your family." More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about yourself. tell me about your mom, dad, and sister. do you have any pets? what do you do with your spare time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why KY?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself. (Both interviewers asked me this question first.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did I choose my university. Why UK? Why be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do I want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose medicine? If not medicine, then what career would you pursue? What are your strengths and weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So why did you pick (your undergraduate school)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about what led up to you wanting to be a doctor." More from this Member | Report Response

"Conversation" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Describe a situation in which a family member or friend have been failed by the medical system. What could have been done differently, and what was the outcome of the situation?" More from this Member | Report Response

""If you were an element, which would you be and why?"... I stupidly said Hydrogen lol!" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of books do you like to read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If for some reason, you were not accepted to any of the medical schools you applied to this year, what would you say was one reason why the particular school might not have accepted you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your favorite movies/actors?" More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe yourself in 3 words" More from this Member | Report Response

"They were all pretty run of the mill questions, but two of the questions they had to ask were if I spoke any language other than English and if I took an MCAT prep course." More from this Member | Report Response

"So, I see that you play the piano...do you sing as well? (Medical students have a talent show) haha" More from this Member | Report Response

"Discuss how your father’s ill-health affected you and your family." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why would you bed a good physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Knowing that most students have the same stats as you (good gpa, mcat, activities), what makes you unique that we should accept you instead of them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What strengths do you have/why should we pick you over everyone else?" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was very conversational, so there weren't many "interesting" questions. They asked what specialty I was thinking about." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any opinions on the current state of healthcare? What do you dislike about UK?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were a student here, how would your classmates describe you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing interesting asked" More from this Member | Report Response

"1st interview: was a really nice conversation--most interesting question: ''what is your favorite kind of ice cream?'' 2nd interview, more question and answer format: ''I'm sure you've studied for this interview like you would a test...are there any questions you thought I would ask that I didn't?'' So I got to pick my own question and answer it :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing too interesting.. just a basic conversation. No hard ethical/healthcare questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about your family" More from this Member | Report Response

"If there you had a dying patient who's loved ones completely opposed your treatment plan, how would you handle the situation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you feel that as a woman in science you have encountered any discrimination?" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked about my opinions on the current state of healthcare. Main issues discussed were cost, quality, and rationing of healthcare." More from this Member | Report Response

"You seem to be very enthusiastic about becoming a doctor, which is great, but how do you plan on holding onto that optimism if you find yourself surrounded by pessimistic classmates/professors/doctors?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were explaining to the admissions board the overall theme/bottom line of your application, what would you say?" More from this Member | Report Response

"After a series of racist questions, they asked me "Now, how DID you get into UC Berkeley?". Obviously implying the use of a 'minority card', which any asian in CA knows that you'd best be cream of the crop cuz you're definitely NOT a minority. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you want to have a private practice or work at a hospital and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you know if you will beable to "stomach" a career in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Just the usual...tell me about yourself, what do you do in your freetime, tell me about your research, how many times did you take the MCAT, when did you first become interested in medicine, do you work during the school year, what about leadership positions and extracurr. activities..." More from this Member | Report Response

"In my second interview, the interviewer was a member of a chorus on the medical campus. When she discovered I could sing, she asked me to look at the music that they are singing this semester. It was fun." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was conversational. All standard questions. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did UNC lose the basketball game on Wed. night?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Both of the interviews were really conversational. Probably the most interesting was about what medical issue I thought was going to be big issue in the near future. I talked about stem-cell research." More from this Member | Report Response

"questions about my grades." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you go about gaining control over others? (I'm not kidding!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are benefits of working in a team? If another person in your group disagrees with you on some issue, how would you deal with it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The doctor I interviewed with asked about my research experiences, as I applied for the MD/PhD program." More from this Member | Report Response

"what was the exact moment in your life when you decided to go into medicine? " More from this Member | Report Response

"N/A" More from this Member | Report Response

"Lots of questions about my non-traditional high school situation (several schools, early grad) and early college entrance/grad (I was 19 when I graduated college.) One interviewer seemed somewhat critical of this, but she also seemed interested and rather perplexed." More from this Member | Report Response

"No questions, really -- just very nice, laid-back conversations." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you want to be in five years, doing what?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any pets?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They really didn't ask many questions - we just sort of had a conversation" More from this Member | Report Response

"if your friends and family were to describe you in three words, what would they be" More from this Member | Report Response

"What type of music do you listen to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you reading?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How has your lifestyle changed after living with this culture? (we talked about native americans/indian civilizations alot)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How I felt about the current direction of genetics (cloning, stem cell research, etc.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the last book that you have read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would I treat a child who needed a blood transfusion, and the parents would not give consent because their religion prohibits transfusions?" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really... mostly open-ended, conversational questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"During your clinical experience (I am an EMT), was there any particular patient that stood out to you? Why, and how did that effect you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

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School Reviews

School Reviews

Results Overview

Overall, how would you rate this medical program?

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 1

0 = terrible, 10 = world class

How do you feel about the location of the school?

Response Avg # Responders
10.00 1

0 = Uncomfortable, 10 = Desirable

How is the cost of living (rent, food, bills, etc.)?

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 1

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

Are the elective rotations easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
6.00 1

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

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What do you like most about this school?

"The curriculum allows for more free time." | Report Response

What do you like least about this school?

"Parking sucks." | Report Response

Please provide any other general comments on your school

"Non-competitive atmosphere with helpful faculty and staff." | Report Response

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