This time next year, the inaugural class of medical students at the new UK College of Medicine-Bowling Green campus will be attending their first course, kicking off an exciting new opportunity for future Kentucky clinicians.
In June, officials broke ground on a new facility at The Medical Center in Bowling Green, which will be home to the satellite campus. This four-year, regional campus medical school is the first of its kind in Kentucky and is a partnership between UK, The Medical Center at Bowling Green and Western Kentucky University.
The UK College of Medicine-Bowling Green will be a fully functioning campus, using the same curriculum and assessments as UK’s Lexington campus. The on-site faculty will have UK College of Medicine appointments and teach in small groups, and they will provide simulation/standardized patient experiences with lectures delivered from Lexington using educational technology.
For students, the program in Bowling Green offers many benefits: scholarships; smaller class sizes; and the opportunity to live, work and learn in an up-and-coming Kentucky community.
“I think the regional medical campus in Bowling Green offers a really exciting opportunity for a batch of young students to come in and essentially lay the groundwork for everything that campus does going forward,” said Austin Webb, a WKU graduate currently in his third year of medical school at UK. “They are also going to be directly shaping the healthcare in that region for years to come.”
Check out the video below to see how the new campus in Bowling Green will foster a new generation of Kentucky physicians and improve healthcare across the Commonwealth.