The College of Health Sciences houses the longest-running Physician Assistant program in Kentucky. In addition to the Lexington campus, the program has a campus located in Morehead, Kentucky for rural training. Please see the menu to the left for more information about the campuses.
|Lexington Campus Location|
Charles T. Wethington, Jr. Building,
|Morehead Campus Location|
Center for Health Education & Research,
The Lexington campus is the program main campus located in Lexington, Kentucky. Lexington is a bustling city full of unique eateries, shops and venues, as well as numerous opportunities for housing and employment.
The UKPAS Lexington campus classes and labs are housed in the Charles T. Wethington (CTW) Building centralized in the medical complex of the university as well as the College of Nursing and William R. Willard Medical Education Building. The CTW building has central access to the UK Chandler Hospital, Kentucky Clinic, College of Medicine, College of Dentistry, College of Nursing and College of Pharmacy. Additionally, Lexington campus connects with the Morehead campus through the ITV telecommunication system for presentation of didactic courses. The UKPAS Lexington lab classrooms are located in the Charles T. Wethington Building as well as all faculty offices.
If you are interested in attending the Lexington campus and would like to visit for an admissions meeting, please contact Julia Berry.
The Lexington campus has 9 full-time faculty and 2 full-time staff members operating at the campus.
Lexington Campus - Faculty
Dr. Scott Black
Dr. DeShana Collett
Dr. Somu Chatterjee
Professor David Fahringer
Dr. Gerry Gairola
Professor Oleva Mullins
Professor Sam Powdrill
Dr. Kevin Schuer
Dr. Leslie Woltenberg
Lexington Campus - Staff
The Morehead Campus is a satellite campus created to accommodate individuals interested in enhancing medical care for rural Kentucky. Nestled in the foothills of Eastern Kentucky, this campus is only 60 miles via interstate from Lexington and located near Cave Run Lake.
Located at the Center for Health Education & Research (CHER) building, this campus is a unique collaboration with Morehead State University (MSU) and St. Claire Regional Medical Center (SCRMC).
The CHER building is a 30 million dollar building with state of the art technology for video conferencing capabilities. The building also boasts a fully functional Gross Anatomy lab only used by the University of Kentucky PA students. Programs included at the CHER building are MSU's Nursing and Imagining Sciences, UK's Rural Physician Leadership Program and Family Medicine Residency, SCRMC Family Medicine Clinic and the Northeast Area Health Education Center (NEAHEC).
The UKPAS Morehead campus students complete the same course curriculum as the Lexington campus students, however many classes are observed using the ITV telecommunication system on campus. The Morehead campus and curriculum track is under the administration of the University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Program. Therefore, there may be times when you will have to travel to Lexington as part of the program – orientation, commencement, etc. You will also have to travel to hospitals and outpatient sites as part of your clinical curriculum.
The Morehead campus has 2 full-time professors and 1 full-time staff member operating at the campus. In addition to having a UK student ID, students also receive an MSU student ID, allowing access to the MSU health clinic, recreation center and wellness center, and campus library.
When applying to Morehead, applicants follow the same application guidelines for the program as those applying to the Lexington campus. Both the CASPA and Graduate School applications mst be completed. Please review the admissions tab for more information about applying to the program.
Dr. Andrew Wyant
Professor Shelley Irving