Support the PEPP Fund!

The University of Kentucky Professional Education Preparation Program (PEPP) provides support for students from 88 underserved Kentucky counties who wish to pursue a career in Medicine or Dentistry. The Program seeks to address the critical shortage of physicians and dentists in rural and underserved communities of Kentucky by supporting students who return to their home county or a similar geographic area to practice medicine or dentistry. Each year, PEPP administers two summer programs, UK PEPP Scholars, and UK PEPP II.

The Kentucky Council on Post Secondary Education recently learned that funds for PEPP would be cut by 50%. For 34 years, PEPP has supported deserving students desiring to be physicians or dentists from the rural and Appalachian regions of Kentucky. This fund was created to support continuing the enrichment of future doctors and dentists for the Commonwealth as well as ensuring that participants still have a meaningful and fulfilling PEPP experiences for the years to come. It is because of PEPP, rural students have a chance at Medical and Dental school. In the past 7 years PEPP participants have had a 72% acceptance rate into Medical and Dental school.

You can support the Professional Education Preparation Program (PEPP) Fund on this page. If you'd like to give to another fund that is not listed, please use the search box in the upper right of this page and type in the desired fund to make your gift. We are grateful for your support!

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Professional Education Preparation Program
204 UKMC, Medical Annex 5, 1096 Veterans Drive,
Lexington, KY 40536-0078

Supported by 9 Donations:

  • William S.
  • Brian A.
    I Gave $1,500
    Brian Adkins Elliott County, Kentucky. PEPP provided me with the opportunity to succeed and care for underserved patients in Kentucky.Let's do this!
  • Angie and Howard G.
  • Brant S.
  • Amanda C.
    I Gave $500
    I am practicing Internal Medicine and Pediatrics in Hardin County, KY. I wouldn’t have made it without PEPP.
  • Sarah T.
    PEPP and Carol changed my life! I’m now practicing in Lagrange, KY as a Med/peds doctor and would not be here today if it wasn’t for this program.
  • Silhouette
  • Sara M.
    I Gave $500
  • Jeremy A.