University of Kentucky College of Medicine

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The '''University of Kentucky College of Medicine''' is a [[medical school]] found in the [[University of Kentucky]]'s [[Chandler Medical Center]] in [[Lexington, KY]]. ==History== The [[Kentucky General Assembly]] approved the construction of the University of Kentucky Medical Center and accompanying medical school in 1956. William R. Willard directed the planning and development of the University of Kentucky Medical Center and subsequently was appointed Vice President of the Medical Center and Dean of the College of Medicine. The Medical Sciences Building was completed in 1960, and four years later the College of Medicine graduated its first class of 32 students. Since then, 3,391 medical students have earned [[Doctor of Medicine|M.D.]] degrees from the institution. The current Dean and Vice President for Clinical Affairs is Dr. DeBeer, M.D., overseeing 1,008 full-time and temporary staff members, 452 medical students, 211 [[graduate student]]s, and 535 [[Residency (medicine)|residents]] as of 2010. ==Curriculum== The school offers a four-year M.D. program including two years of basic science instruction and two years of clinical rotations. In addition, the College supports combined degree programs that allow students to earn [[Master of Business Administration|MBA]], [[Master of Public Health|MPH]], or [[Doctor of Philosophy|Ph.D.]] degrees while pursuing the M.D. Classes are arranged around a loose block schedule, beginning and ending intermittently throughout the academic year. In the first two years, classes often adjourn by noon, leaving students free to pursue independent study or extra-curricular activities. Since the early 1990s, the college has been part of a model program to integrate early clinical experiences in among the traditional science classes of the first two years. Students are active in the community, running the [[University of Kentucky Salvation Army Clinic|UKSA clinic]] affiliated with the [[Salvation Army]], organizing an annual Hispanic Health Fair, undertaking rural medicine externships in surrounding counties, and volunteering independently. ==External links== * [http://www.mc.uky.edu/medicine/admin/factbook.asp Fact Sheet] {{coord missing|Kentucky}} {{University of Kentucky}} {{DEFAULTSORT:Kentucky, University of, College Of Medicine}}