Medical Students

Multicultural Community Health Fair

Spearheaded by more than 50 medical students comprising 7 committees, the Multicultural Community Health Fair, formerly known as the Hispanic Health Fair, is an annual event that began in 2000. A service-learning project coordinated and run solely by College of Medicine students, this annual event is also an interprofessional effort. UK Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Health Sciences and Public Health work together to provide blood pressure screenings, women's health screenings, basic health checkups and health information to Fayette County's underserved and uninsured population. Interpreters for Spanish, Russian and Mandarin are available onsite. Everything is free and open to the community. For more information on the Multicultural Community Health Fair, visit


The University of Kentucky Minority Education Development for Prospective Medical Students (UKMED) is an annual program designed to specifically recruit self-identified underrepresented minority junior and senior pre-medical undergraduate students who have a strong interest in attending medical school upon graduation from college.  The goals of UKMED are to:

  • Increase interest shown by minority students in the medical profession
  • Increase the number of minority stuent applications to UKCOM
  • Increase matriculation of minority students to UKCOM

The two-day event consists of a welcome dinner on a Sunday evening, followed by a one day medical school experience the following day.  Students will participate in mini anatomy and physiology lectures, experience patient presentations by physicians and have the opportunity to converse with current minority medical students during a lunch panel discussion.  Furthermore, students will receive tips on how to succeed during the admissions process from admissions and financial aid staff.

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College of Medicine Ambassadors

The College of Medicine Ambassadors is a select group of medical students dedicated to promoting the interests of medicine throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky in, but not limited to, the following ways:

  • To educate and encourage prospective students and their families regarding health professions and medical educational opportunities.
  • To serve as advocates for the education programs and educational opportunities at  the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, particularly in areas of Kentucky that are medically underserved.
  • To partner with the Area Health Education Center (AHEC), University of Kentucky College of Medicine Alumni Association, Kentucky Medical Association, and any organization with the interest of promoting and improving the health and medical education of the citizens of the commonwealth of Kentucky.
  • To provide a student perspective to staff and faculty of the College of Medicine on student-oriented issues at the institution.

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine Student Ambassador Program will target rural areas from the western and eastern portions of the Commonwealth of Kentucky in the counties with less than five applicants over the past five years.  

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Salvation Army Free Medical Clinic

Established in 1986, the Salvation Army Free Medical Clinic is a student-run clinic that provides free medical care to the indigent patient population of our community. Medical students oversee every aspect of the administration and running of the clinic. The clinic generally meets two nights each week. College of Medicine faculty and residents from a variety of clinical departments volunteer their time at the clinic and provide supervision to the medical students. Additionally, students from other UK health science colleges volunteer their time at the clinic.

For more information on the Salvation Army Clinic, contact Mary Porter at (859) 323-5261 or email.