FIRST YEAR CELEBRATION FOR UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY COLLEGE OF MEDICINE –
BOWLING GREEN CAMPUS SPONSORED BY ELPO LAW
(Bowling Green, KY) – English, Lucas, Priest & Owsley, LLP (ELPO Law) sponsored a reception for the University of Kentucky College of Medicine – Bowling Green campus on Wednesday, October 23rd in celebration of a successful first year.
University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto; UK College of Medicine Dean Robert S. DiPaola, MD; Mark Newman, MD, UK Executive Vice President of Health Affairs; Med Center Health President & CEO Connie Smith; UK College of Medicine-Bowling Green Campus Associate Dean Todd Cheever, MD; and representatives from ELPO Law joined other regional community members for the celebration which occurred at the UK College of Medicine – Bowling Green located at the Medical Center campus.
At the reception, Connie Smith, President & CEO for Med Center Health, welcomed attendees with opening remarks and introduced Charles English, a founding partner of ELPO Law. Mr. English spoke of the impact that having a state of the art facility like this has on a community like Bowling Green and introduced UK President Eli Capilouto. Following President Capilouto’s remarks were speeches by the Dean of the UK College of Medicine Robert S. DiPaola, the UK Executive VP of Health Affairs Dr. Mark Newman, and the Associate Dean of the UK College of Medicine – Bowling Green Dr. Todd Cheever.
The main speaker was Enes Atici, a second-year medical student at the Bowling Green Campus and Western Kentucky University graduate, who spoke about his experience in the first year at the campus. Attendees were also provided a tour of the facility that houses classrooms with virtual lecture capabilities and patient simulation labs.
Bowling Green’s four-year medical school, which will eventually host 120 students annually, was designed through a partnership between UK, Western Kentucky University and The Medical Center at Bowling Green.
The UK College of Medicine established satellite campuses in Bowling Green, Northern Kentucky (Highland Heights) and Morehead to improve the patient-physician ratio impacting Kentucky’s health.