High school seniors and college students interested in pursuing careers as physicians or dentists are eligible to participate in summer programs at the University of Kentucky offered through its Professional Education Preparation Program. The UK PEPP Scholars Summer Program, designed for students from medically underserved areas, is open to high school seniors. The PEPP II Medical and Dental School Preparation Program is open to students who have completed at least two years of college. Selected participants will stay on the UK campus, interacting with UK physicians and dentists, and participating in weekly hospital rotations, health seminars and other... FULL STORY
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... FULL STORY
On campus experiences are not sufficient to prepare fully competent health care professionals; it is absolutely critical that all students have the opportunity to learn alongside providers in the community. Click here to learn more.
On October 17th at the Harlan Center in Harlan, Kentucky, Southeast Kentucky AHEC, which serves Bell, Breathitt, Clay, Floyd, Harlan, Johnson, Knott, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Magoffin, Martin, Owsley, Perry, Pike, and Wolfe counties, co-sponsored our 2013 Health Careers Expo, along with Harlan Appalachian Regional Hospital. 598 students were expected to attend this event from Harlan County High School, Pineville High School, Letcher Co. Area Technology Center, Leslie County Area Technology Center, Jenkins High School, Cumberland Elementary, and Letcher County High School. Two schools, Harlan Independent and Bell Central High School did not attend due to fall... FULL STORY
At UK, we are committed to the notion that the education of a practitioner involves substantial immersion into community practice. In order to accommodate the students who flood communities across the state as part of their clinical experience, community faculty members are invaluable. Now in its 19th year, this annual collaborative conference brings together community faculty members, researchers and others from across the state as a way to simply say, thank you for the work that is done on behalf of the students we serve.
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