HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (Aug. Eight, 2019) – The University of Kentucky College of Medicine welcomed its first class of clinical students who will pursue an education at its new Northern Kentucky Campus this fall, marking the university’s non-stop expansion and collaboration efforts to higher serve the fitness wishes of Kentucky communities.
The UK College of Medicine-Northern Kentucky Campus accrued 35 college students Friday afternoon at Greaves Concert Hall for the inaugural class’s White Coat Ceremony, an annual event that commemorates the start of scientific schooling.
The UK partnered with St. Elizabeth Healthcare, one of the maximum reputable medical carriers in the Greater Cincinnati place, together with Northern Kentucky University, to make this expansion viable.
“These 3 establishments are operating collectively to transform health technology schooling and higher prepare future fitness care workers,” stated Dr. Steven Haist, accomplice dean for the Northern Kentucky campus. “Through this partnership, we will help strengthen medical schooling and get admission to to fitness care within our kingdom.”
The Northern Kentucky website comes three hundred and sixty-five days after the UK College of Medicine opened a campus in Bowling Green, Ky., through a partnership with Med Center Health and Western Kentucky University.
“As our footprint throughout the state of Kentucky grows, we are able to retain to strive to provide extremely good schooling and hold nicely-trained physicians inside the Commonwealth,” said Dr. Robert S. DiPaola, dean of the UK College of Medicine. “We are thrilled to peer our partnership with St. Elizabeth and Northern Kentucky University officially come to fruition.”
The four-year medical college campus in Northern Kentucky will complement the educational applications offered at the UK College of Medicine’s websites in Lexington, Morehead, and Bowling Green. Onsite college may have UK College of Medicine appointments, teach in small groups and offer simulated and standardized patient reports with stay-streamed lectures brought from the Lexington Campus.
“Seeing the primary cohort of scientific students welcomed into the UK College of Medicine is a critical second on our campus,” stated NKU President Ashish Vaidya. “The collaboration with UK and St. Elizabeth to establish the Northern Kentucky clinical college campus addresses the doctor shortage within the place and aligns with our commitment to serve the wishes of the area and cope with crucial population fitness issue.”
“We are thrilled to companion with the University of Kentucky and Northern Kentucky University to invest inside the future of fitness in our network,” introduced Garren Colvin, president and CEO of St. Elizabeth Healthcare. “With this partnership, we are able to be able to offer additional blessings to each agency as well as the region via directly assisting in medical college aid and recruitment for the Northern Kentucky Campus. Together, that is every other step to assist lead Northern Kentucky to turn out to be one of the healthiest groups in America.”
The College of Medicine’s growth aligns with its strategic plan to make an effect via a transdisciplinary method in areas of schooling, research, medical care, variety and inclusion, and network engagement.