PIKEVILLE – Adrienne White-Faines, MPA, chief executive officer of the American Osteopathic Association, recently served as the guest speaker for the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine’s (KYCOM) “Current Issues in Medicine” weekly lecture. White-Faines delivered her presentation, “All it takes is H.E.A.R.T.,” to first- and second-year medical students.
Since its inception in 1997, more than 900 physicians have graduated from the Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine (KYCOM), with 60 percent serving primarily in rural healthcare facilities in Eastern Kentucky and other regions of Appalachia.
In 2014, KYCOM earned high marks in rural medicine ranking fifth among all medical schools in the nation, both D.O. and M.D., in U.S. News & World Report’s 2014 edition of Best Graduate Schools.
KYCOM also ranked second in the percentage of graduates who enter primary care residencies.