Education

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine Medical Doctor (MD) Program was founded in 1960 to provide innovative, high-quality education. The mission of the College of Medicine is to promote a diverse and inclusive environment that provides excellence in education, equitable health care and transformative research to improve the health and wellness of Kentuckians and beyond. The goals of Medical Student Education are the following:

  1. Become the indispensable institution for training physicians in Kentucky for Kentucky.
  1. Grow innovative and distinctive educational programs that ensure all graduates possess the skills to discover, apply and integrate knowledge for the future.
  1. Provide state-of-the-art facilities and technology to support our educational programs.
  1. Value faculty educational efforts and activities.
  1. Enhance the academic, professional and personal development of our current and future learners.


The Office of Medical Education is responsible for coordinating services for medical student education.   The office strives to select outstanding students, provide educational programs of high quality, assist students in achieving their educational goals by providing a variety of support services, and assure graduates have the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for a career in medicine. 

Charles “Chipper” H. Griffith, III, MD, vice dean for education, who oversees all educational endeavors in the College of Medicine, including Medical Student Education, Graduate Medical Education, Biomedical Education and Continuing Education. The Office of Medical Education is under the guidance of the Senior Associate Dean for Medical Student Education Chris Feddock, MD, who is responsible for directly overseeing all aspects of the MD Program in Lexington.

Office of Medical Education
MN104 William Willard Education Building
Lexington, KY 40513

Medical Student Education

In the 2012-2013 academic year, the College of Medicine began the first phase of a two-year curricular revision which will result in a system-based curriculum focused on integrating the foundational sciences into the clinical context. This curricular revision is the result of a six-year planning process that brought together clinical and basic science faculty, students, and administration with the mission of creating a curriculum that will prepare our students to succeed in the complex world of medicine as leaders, problem solvers, team players, and lifelong learners.

Visit the Medical Student Education Site

Graduate Education

Graduate training in the biomedical sciences at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine encompasses the Integrated Biomedical Sciences (IBS), Ph.D. degree programs, masters and certificate program, and training resources and opportunities for postdoctoral scholars and fellows.
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Graduate Medical Education (GME)

The GME office is charged primarily with handling the administrative aspects relative to house staff training and accreditation, while the individual programs are responsible for the clinical training. Thus, much of our site is devoted to information, forms and processes.
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Continuing Medical Education (CME)

CECentral provides health care professionals continuing professional development activities to increase knowledge, competence and performance levels for better patient-centered care, improved patient safety and enhanced clinical outcomes.
Visit CECentral.com for CME Opportunities

Professional Education Preparation Program (PEPP)

The Professional Education Preparation Program (PEPP) was established to assist students from medically under-served areas of the Commonwealth of Kentucky who plan to pursue a career as a PHYSICIAN or DENTIST and who hope to return to their home county or similar area to practice. The program offers a unique and exciting opportunity to experience a college environment, clinical and hospital activities, and an exploration of careers in medicine and dentistry. 

PEPP II Brochure
PEPP Scholars Brochure

Learn more about the PEPP Program