June 15, 2018
UNIVERSITY OF PIKEVILLE HOSTS PEPP
Lawrence County represented in program by Kylie Maynard
PIKEVILLE, Ky. – Twenty-five Kentucky high school students from nine counties across the region recently completed the annual Professional Education Preparation Program (PEPP) at the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine (KYCOM). The residential program provides high school students with an opportunity to learn about the medical profession. Nearly 900 students have participated in the university’s program since its inception in 1999.
Students spent one week on campus studying anatomy, histology, physiology, biochemistry, pathology and pharmacology of the major human organ systems through presentations provided by KYCOM faculty, fellows and second-year medical students. PEPP students participated in gross anatomy and functional anatomy labs and engaged in clinical observations at Pikeville Medical Center.
UPIKE’s PEPP program is designed to provide an understanding of rural medicine, what it takes to get into a medical education program and the dedication needed to succeed in the medical profession. It also helps to build confidence and self-esteem and provides students with the encouragement to seek challenging course work as they prepare for higher education.
Participants in the program included: Jayla Logan from Central High School; Beth Buttery and Olivia Robinson from Clay County High School; Carson Hayes, Baleigh Noland and Noah Steely from Corbin High School; Katie Mavis from East Ridge High School; Devyn Shoemaker from Harlan County High School; Kylie Maynard from Lawrence County High School; Jay McDaniel from Magoffin County High School; Chesney Flynn from McCracken County High School; McKenna Brashear and Hannah Daniels from Perry County Central High School; Amy Adkins, Humza Ahmad, William Chang, Jackson Holland, Isabella Justice and Brock Runyon from Pikeville High School; Shelby Cline, Abigail Johnson and Abby Johnson from Shelby Valley High School; and Renee Lumley, Molly Malone and Selena Mattingly from Williamsburg High School.
Director of Public Affairs
University of Pikeville