University of Pikeville

Medical School Admissions

Admissions Policies and Procedures

Details on the policies, preferences, criteria, factors, and procedures used in the admission process. Data appear as originally submitted by this school.

Applicants to the Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine (KYCOM) are considered on their intellectual ability, scholastic achievement, potential to successfully complete the KYCOM curriculum, commitment and suitability to succeed in the study of osteopathic medicine, and their ability to help achieve the mission of the School.

Admissions Information

Director of admissions Ronnie Collins
Application fee $75
AMCAS application accepted No
Applications accepted N/A
Secondary application required Yes
Personal interview required Yes
Regular application acceptance notification October 1 (Begins)
July 1 (Ends)
Students must respond to offer of admission within (weeks) 10
Deferred entrance available Yes
Deposit to hold place in class due at the time of offer
Early decision plan offered No
Early decision application period N/A
Early decision plan notification date N/A
Starting month (class of 2013-2014) July

Admissions & Enrollment

MCAT Scores, GPA, and Coursework Requirements

Average undergraduate GPA 3.52
Oldest MCAT considered 2008
Average MCAT scores 8.0 MCAT composite score
8.4 biological
7.4 physical sciences
8.1 verbal reasoning
O writing
Required undergraduate coursework
biology inorganic (general) chemistry
biology/zoology physics
English general chemistry
organic chemistry

Medical School Academics

Program Offerings

AIDS internal medicine
drugs/alcohol abuse pediatrics
family medicine rural medicine
geriatrics women’s health

Student/Patient Interaction

How often do first-year students come into contact with patients through the school curriculum? Occasionally
Are there opportunities for first- or second-year students to work in community health clinics? Yes
Do all students spend time with community practicing physicians in community-based, ambulatory settings during the course that teaches basic clinical skills (e.g., history taking/physical diagnosis)? Yes
Do all students spend time with community practicing physicians in community-based, ambulatory settings during an introductory course aimed at introducing students to medical practice? Yes

Stress Relief Services Offered

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

professional counseling
religious support


Full-time faculty-student ratio 0.1:1 – Low
Full-time faculty 21
Part-time faculty 927
Full-time faculty in basic sciences 14
Part-time faculty in basic sciences 0
Full-time faculty in clinical program 7
Part-time faculty in clinical program 927

2011 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $0.0
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals 0
Principal investigators (PIs) 0
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants 0

Teaching Hospitals

Primary teaching hospitals affiliated with this medical school where clinical teaching or training is carried out.

Baptist Regional Medical Center Parkway Regional Hospital
Bay Regional Medical Center Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center
Bethesda Hospital North Pikeville Medical Center
Caldwell Memorial Hospital Pine Bluff AHEC
Cooper Green Hospital Saint Joseph East
Flaget Memorial Hospital Saint Joseph Martin
Flowers Hospital South Alabama Medical Center
Forrest General Hospital Southern Ohio Medical Center
Garden City Hospital Spartanburg Regional Medical Center
Grandview Hospital and Medical Center St. Claire Regional Medical Center
Hardin Memorial Hospital St. Elizabeth Medical Center
Harlan ARH Hospital
Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center Inc.
Highlands Regional Medical Center St. Elizabeth Medical Center
Jackson Purchase Medical Center
Kentucky River Medical Center Inc.
Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital Taylor County Hospital
Lourdes Hospital The Christ Hospital
Magnolia Regional Health Center Three Rivers Medical Center
McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center
Meadowview Regional Medical Center Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Memorial Hospital Wesley Medical Center
Memorial Hospital Western Baptist Hospital
Methodist Hospital Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital
Morristown Hamblen Healthcare Systems Williamson Appalachian Regional Medical Center
Mountain Comprehensive Health Corporation Williamson Memorial Hospital
Murray-Calloway County Hospital Yakima Regional Medical and Cardiac Center
Norton Community Hospital Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital
Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Four-year program curriculum
First and second year: Didactic lecture and lab, computer-based case studies, primary care office interactions, scientific paper review and presentation, essay production, standardized patient encounters. Third and fourth year: clinical rotations, clinical conferences, end-of-service exams, standardized patient encounters.

Medical School Ranking

Rank Not Published Best Research
Rank Not Published Best Primary Care

(1) Ranking by Specialties

#12 in Rural medicine

Research Ranking Scores

Score N/A
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 1.7
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 1.5
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $0.0
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands) $0.00

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score N/A
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 2.5
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 2.1
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 68.0% – High

Ranking Admission Statistics

Average undergraduate GPA 3.52
MCAT composite score 8.0
Acceptance rate 5.2% – Low
Full-time faculty-student ratio 0.1:1 – Low
Total medical school enrollment 309

Medical School Student Body

Student Body

Total medical school enrollment 309
In-state students 56.0%
Minority students 7.1%
Underrepresented minority students 4.2%
International students 0.0%
Non-traditional students 31.0%

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Teresa Jones
Financial aid phone (606) 218-5407


Full-time: $36,350
Required fees $0
Room and board N/A
Average indebtedness of 2010 graduates who incurred medical school debt $153,260

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid 94%
Students receiving loans 93%
Students receiving grants/scholarships 35%
Students receiving work study 0%

Medical School Residency

Residency Program Admissions (Class of 2011)

Graduates admitted to their first-choice residency program 67.7%
Graduates admitted to one of their top three choices of residency programs 73.8%
Most popular residency and specialty programs (2010 and 2011 classes)
emergency medicine orthopaedic surgery
family practice pediatrics
internal medicine psychiatry
obstetrics and gynecology surgery – general

Primary Care and In-State Residencies

Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 68.0% – High
Graduates accepting in-state residencies (2010 and 2011 average) 27.2%