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Admissions Overview

Please see the attached UKPA Admissions Response to COVID-19 here.

The 2020-2021 Admissions Cycle will open April 30, 2020 and will close July 15, 2020 for the January 2021 cohort start. When the application cycle opens, advising meeting will conclude and will reconvene in the Fall (September).


The UKPA Program values academic acumen, leadership, life-long learning, diversity and inclusion, ethical and professional behavior, advancement of medical knowledge and quality, safe, and accessible healthcare. To this end, we employ a holistic admissions process, wherein academic success, as well as personal attributes and experiences are considered.  The program selects 40 students for the Lexington campus and 16 students for the Morehead campus which matriculate in the Spring.  Applicants may apply to only one campus and are not allowed to apply to both.

Admissions Criteria

View the prerequisites needed before being accepted into the UKPA program.

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Application

Learn about the application process for the UKPA program

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Information Sessions

The UKPA Program hosts info sessions each semester for the upcoming admissions cycle. During the informational session the Student Affairs Officer will complete an overview of the profession, program curriculum and history, and admissions requirements.

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Tuition and Financial Aid

Find estimated tuition fees and information about available financial aid.

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Technical Standards, Background Checks & Drug Screening

All students matriculating into the UKPA Program are required to meet certain technical standards of the program and College of Health Sciences. Additionally, applicants must pass a background check and drug screen. If you have questions concerning the standards, background checks, and/or drug screen please contact Tammy Jo Edge.

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