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Combined Degree Programs
In conjunction with the Colleges of Medicine and Dentistry, the Department will consider for admission those qualified students wishing to pursue a combined M.D/Ph.D. or D.M.D/Ph.D. program in preparation for academic careers. Under special circumstances, advanced students may apply directly to the Physiology graduate program.M.D/Ph.D. Web Site
The Outreach Center for Science and Health Career Opportunities, with Dr. Donald Frazier as the Director, opened its doors in July of 1993. The Center coordinates numerous educational programs aimed at pre-college and undergraduate students. The Center's initiatives are designed to stimulate interest in the sciences and facilitate the progress of young people toward health careers. Several of the programs under the umbrella of the Outreach Center target minority and rural students, while other programs attempt to reach students by providing resources and workshops for teachers. The Outreach Center makes the resources of the Medical Center accessible by linking those "doing science" at the Medical Center with educators and students throughout the state and beyond. Outreach Center programs are held in the Center itself, in various labs and classrooms in the Medical Center, and/or are taken to individual schools at the request of teachers. The mobile teaching laboratory allows us to reach students in remote/under funded areas of the state - serving as a way to excite high school students about a science career and as a tool for community college recruitment.
Contact: Margaret McConnell at firstname.lastname@example.org
Professional Education Preparation Program (PEPP)
The University of Kentucky Professional Education Preparation Program (PEPP) provides support for students from under-served Kentucky counties who wish to pursue a career in Medicine or Dentistry. The program seeks to address the critical shortage of physicians and dentists in rural and under-served communities of Kentucky by supporting students who hope to return to their home county or a similar geographic area to practice medicine or dentistry. Each year, PEPP administers two summer programs, UK PEPP Scholars and UK PEPP STEP II.
UK PEPP Scholars offers a four-week residential summer experience for students who have just graduated from high school and are preparing to begin college. The program provides an introduction to careers in medicine and dentistry through academic enrichment, admissions guidance, health-related seminars and experiences, and clinical/hospital rotations at the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center. The UK PEPP office provides year round guidance and support to our PEPP family. PEPP Scholars is funded by the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education.
UK PEPP II provides a four-week summer program for college students who are pursuing a career in Medicine or Dentistry. Students typically take part in UK PEPP II during the summer following their sophomore year in college. The program is designed to prepare students from under-served counties of Kentucky for the admissions process for medical school and dental school. The summer program offers admissions support, a review of organic chemistry, an introduction to the MCAT and DAT, health-related seminars and experiences, and clinical/hospital rotations at the UK Chandler Medical Center. Year round support is provided to PEPP II students as they negotiate the admissions process for medical school or dental school. UK PEPP II is funded by the Office of the Dean of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine.
For more information, please refer to the UK PEPP Scholars and UK PEPP II applications. Further information is available by contacting Carol Leslie by email at email@example.com or by phone (859) 257-1968.
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