UK AHEC and UKMED (Minority Education Development): A partnership with a purpose.

The UK Area Health Education Center is a proud co-sponsor of the annual welcome reception for students interested in Medical school. The University of Kentucky Minority Education Development for Prospective Medical Students (UKMED) is an annual program designed to specifically recruit self-identified underrepresented minority junior and senior pre-medical undergraduate students who have a strong interest in attending medical school upon graduation from college. The goals of UKMED are to:

  • Increase interest shown by minority students in the medical profession
  • Increase the number of minority student applicants to University of Kentucky College of Medicine
  • Increase matriculation of minority students to University of Kentucky College of Medicine

 This year, it is anticipated that 32 prospective students will participate in the UKMED program. They represent colleges and universities throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky and neighboring states.  Following the welcome dinner, these students will be hosted to a one day medical school experience on Monday August 12th, 2013. On that day, they will participate in an anatomy and physiology class, experience patient presentations by physicians and have the opportunity to converse with current minority medical students during a lunch panel discussion. Furthermore, students will receive tips on how to succeed during the admissions process from admissions and financial aid staff.  The annual UK MED program will be held on Sunday, August 11th and Monday, August 12, 2013.  For more information, contact Joyce Achenjang, at