Best Medical Schools in Kentucky

By | April 29, 2018

Welcome to Kentucky best medical schools. Our rankings are based on alumni reviews, research scores received, peer institution assessment and admissions statistics including averaged MCAT scores, undergraduate GPA as well as acceptance rates. Below we list top medical schools in Kentucky that are top ranked nationally. You can find tuition cost, total enrollment and composite MCAT score for each school.

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Best Medical Schools in Kentucky

National Ranking Best Medical Programs
67 University of Kentucky (Lexington, KY)
Acceptance rate: 9.4%
MCAT composite score: 10.2
Tuition: Full-time: $30,726 (in-state), Full-time: $57,372 (out-of-state)
Average undergraduate GPA: 3.71
Total medical school enrollment: 465
Full-time faculty-student ratio: 1.8:1
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions): $70.1University of Kentucky Medical School
75 University of Louisville (Louisville, KY)
Acceptance rate: 9.9%
MCAT composite score: 9.7
Tuition: Full-time: $29,450 (in-state), Full-time: $45,390 (out-of-state)
Average undergraduate GPA: 3.64
Total medical school enrollment: 643
Full-time faculty-student ratio: 1.2:1
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions): $39.5

University of Louisville Medical School

110 University of Pikeville (Pikeville, KY)
Acceptance rate: 5.2%
MCAT composite score: 8.0
Tuition: Full-time: $36,350
Average undergraduate GPA: 3.52
Total medical school enrollment: 309
Full-time faculty-student ratio: 0.1:1
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions): $0.0

University of Pikeville Medical School

History of Kentucky

One of the murals in the city of Paducah in western Kentucky, depicting the life of the Indians

Before the advent of Europeans, the territory of modern Kentucky was rich hunting grounds for the Indians of the Shawnee, Cherokee, Iroquois and others.

For English colonists settling on the east coast, the lands of Kentucky, located behind the Appalachian mountain ranges, were difficult to access and did not represent much interest for a long time. Obviously, the first European to visit Kentucky was the famous French explorer of North America, Rene de La Salle, who descended in 1681-1682 along the great Mississippi River from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico and declared the lands he had discovered the property of France.

In 1750, a detachment led by Thomas Walker explored the lands of Kentucky, this was the first expedition sent from Virginia beyond the Allegheny Mountains. It was Thomas Walker who gave the Cumberland River its name, naming it after the English military leader the Duke of Cumberland. Later, the name “Cumberland” also extended to the plateau and the Allegheny Pass discovered by Walker, which for a long time remained the only road to Kentucky. Now in the area of ​​​​the Cumberland Pass (and on the territory of three states – Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee) is the US National Historical Park.

Further exploration of Kentucky was hampered by the war between England and France (with the active participation of Indian tribes supporting one side or another) in 1754-1763 (French-Indian War) and the Pontiac uprising, when in 1763-64, under the leadership of the leader of the Ottawa Indians, Pontiac, a number of Indian peoples opposed the British colonists. Formally, the lands of Kentucky were bought by Britain from the Indians under several treaties in 1768-1775, but not all tribes agreed with them.

A very important role in the development of Kentucky was played by the famous American hunter and pioneer, the hero of numerous stories of US folklore, books and films, the legendary Daniel Boone.

Boone first came to Kentucky in 1767, then returned here more than once. In 1769, he was captured by the Shawnee Indians, who did not recognize the right of Europeans to hunt on their lands. The Indians took all his booty from Boon and let him go, punishing him never to return. Nevertheless, Daniel Boone continued to hunt in Kentucky while exploring new territories.

In 1773, Boone served as a guide in the first attempt by Virginia colonists to establish a settlement in Kentucky. About fifty settlers under the leadership of William Russell headed west, but were attacked by the Indians. The sons of Russell and Boone were captured and tortured to death. The settlers left their intentions and returned, and this sad episode became one of the causes of the war between the colonists of Virginia and the Indian tribes in 1774, known as the “Dunmore’s War” (after the last governor of the colony, Lord Dunmore).