College of Medicine to Welcome Class of 2025 to Campuses


The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is excited to welcome a new class of medical students across all of its campuses.

On Thursday, July 29, and Friday, July 30, 2021, the college will hold White Coat Ceremonies for new students after going through their first-year orientation. These events mark the official start to our students' journey to a medical degree.



Meet some of the extraordinary incoming students of the Class of 2025:

Coby Bessinger

Coby Bessinger
Northern Kentucky Campus

Bessinger has always loved science. Through the Early Assurance Program, her desire to become a doctor was solidified, and she looks forward to providing a service for those who need it.

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Maya Cleveland
Maya Cleveland
Lexington

Cleveland is a graduate of the College of Medicine's Master of Science in Medical Sciences (MSMS) program and gained firsthand health care experience as a COVID-19 contact tracer.

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John Cornelius

John Cornelius
Morehead

Cornelius is entering the Rural Physician Leadership Program for specialized training in rural medicine so he can follow in his aunt's footsteps and become a physician for a community.

Read More About John >>

Granite Pare

Granite Pare
Bowling Green Campus

Pare had an "eye-opening" experience with the International Center of Kentucky helping connect refugees to vital health resources.

Read More About Granite >>


White Coat Ceremonies for our campuses will occur at the following times:

Bowling Green
Thursday, July 29, 2021
3 p.m. CST

Lexington/RPLP
Friday, July 30, 2021
10 a.m. EST
View the ceremony online here.

Northern Kentucky
Friday, July 30, 2021
3 p.m. EST
View the ceremony online here