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  • University of Pikeville

    Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine

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    A Message from the Dean elcome to the Kentucky

    College of Osteopathic

    Medicine (KYCOM). Im

    proud to serve at an institution

    that has maintained its lifelong

    commitment to the mission

    of helping to ease the primary

    care physician shortage in

    rural Kentucky and Appalachia. At KYCOM, our mission

    permeates everything we do, from admissions to academics to

    community involvement. Our students and graduates exemplify

    the principles of Osteopathic Medicine and are helping to make

    our world a better place.

    Boyd R. Buser, D.O., FACOFP Vice President for Health Affairs and Dean of KYCOM

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    The University of Pikeville - Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine reserves the right to make any changes to the content of

    this document at any time without advance notice.

    Effective on July 1, 2011, the name of Pikeville College changed to the University of Pikeville and the medical school, previously known as

    Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine (PCSOM), became the Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine (KYCOM).

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    Academic Calendar -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------5About KYCOM ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------6 Medicine in the Mountains -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------6 Mission ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------6 Osteopathic Medicine -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------6 History -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------6 Accreditation -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------7 Commitment to Rural Medicine -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------7 Notice of Nondiscrimination -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------7 KYCOM Administration ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------8 KYCOM Academic Department Heads -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------8 KYCOM Contact Information ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------8Admission-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 11Academic Requirements --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 12Technical Standards -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 12 Observation ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 13 Communication ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 13 Motor ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 13 Sensory ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 13 Strength and Mobility ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 14 Intellectual, Conceptual, Integrative, and Quantitative Abilities ---------------------------------------------------- 14 Behavioral and Social Attributes ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 14Application Procedures ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 14Admission Interviews ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 15Admission Decisions ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 16Integrity ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 16Credit By Examination ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 16KYCOM Transfer Policy -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 16Financial Aid ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 20Scholarships and Grants --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 20Loans ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 21Federal Loan Eligibility ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 22 KYCOM Advantage ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 22 Tuition, 2013-2014--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 23 Application Fee------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 23 Acceptance Fee ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 23 Tuition Refunds ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 23Students ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 27 Academic Advising -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 27 Administrator and Faculty Access --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 27 Housing ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 28 Physical and Mental Health Care ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 28 Student Records ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 28Student Policies ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 29 Attendance ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 29 Criminal Background Check --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 29 Dress Code ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 30 Drug and Alcohol Testing ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 30 Grievances ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 30 Health Insurance ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 31 Immunizations -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 31 Professionalism ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 32Campus Policies ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 33 Copyright Policy ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 33 Intellectual Property Rights Policy -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 33Campus Resources ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 34 Bookstore ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 34 Dining Facilities ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 35 Information Technology --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 35 KYCOM Library ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 35 Religious Life--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 35 Stros Place------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 35Campus Safety and Security ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 35 Alcohol ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 36 Hazing ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 36 Gambling -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 36 Illegal Drugs ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 36

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