Program Spotlight: University of Kentucky


Location:  Lexington, KY or Morehead, KY

Number of students:  40 at Lexington; `6 at Morehead

Application Cycle:  April - July 15th through CASPA with a Graduate School application through University of Kentucky

Interview dates:  First or second week of August

Start date:  January

Length of Program:  29 months

Public/Private:  Public

HCE:  In the past there has been a minimum 1000 hours, but for the upcoming 2016 cycle, there will be NO minimum requirement.

GPA:  From a source other than the UK website, 3.0, but this is not verified. 

Shadowing:  Minimum 50 hours

The Good Stuff:

  • There are opportunities for short term international trips to Ecuador and Mexico
  • Opportunities for international rotations to Kenya, Swaziland, and England (never heard of one in Europe, so that's kind of awesome)
  • Morehead is considered a more rural site.  There are times when Morehead students must attend the Lexington campus. 
  • You must meet the requirements for both the PA program and the University of Kentucky graduate school

Program Link:  University of Kentucky PA Program

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