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Osteopathy scholarships available



Kentucky students planning to study osteopathy at Pikeville College may be eligible for an Osteopathic Medicine Scholarship, administered by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).

The amount of the scholarship is equal to the diff erence between the average in-state tuition charged at state medical schools and the tuition charged at the Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine.

Dr. Anthony Yonts, a Floyd County native who went to June Buchanan School, took advantage of the scholarship while at Pikeville College.

“It’s fantastic,” said Yonts, who practices in Hazard. “The scholarship absolutely relieved a lot of the financial burden of paying for school. It’s really worked out well for me.”

Recipients of the scholarship are required to practice 2,000 hours of osteopathic medicine in Kentucky for each year they receive the scholarship. If they do not fulfill the practice requirements, they must repay the scholarship with 6 percent interest. Approved fields of service are family practice, general practice, general internal medicine, general pediatrics, general obstetrics and gynecology.

The application deadline is July 1. For information, contact Teresa Jones at (606) 218-5400 or tjones@pc.edu.

www.gotocollege.ky.gov.


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