University of Pikeville – Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine

Ashley Thompson

Undergraduate Studies:  BS in Biology; minor in Chemistry, Alice Lloyd College

“The KYCOM mission of “Keeping Medicine in the Mountains,” was music to my ears, because I grew up in rural Kentucky with a desire to practice medicine in this area. The decision to become a DO was simple; I wanted to receive the most thorough training to best treat my future patients, using OMT to treat the whole patient, not simply a disease.

“After attending a small private college, I knew the close-knit family environment at KYCOM was the perfect fit for me.  The professors are supportive and always available to provide assistance, creating an environment very conducive to our studies.  KYCOM also has many organizations that provide each student with the opportunity to be involved in our school and community.

“I would highly recommend KYCOM as a top choice for prospective students wishing to receive a medical education with an emphasis on primary care, community involvement, and utmost camaraderie among students.”