Dr. Greg Davis On Medicine

The Changing Face Of Medical School Education

Sep 19, 2018
UK College of Medicine

The University of Kentucky recently made headlines when it reported a double-digit drop in the number of black freshmen enrolled at the school; from 420 in 2017 to 370 this fall.  It’s a trend that school officials pledge to reverse.  The new numbers belie a long-term increase in diversity, particularly when it comes to the med school student body. That’s a subject for this week’s edition of Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine.

UK Markey Cancer Center

It seems you can’t turn on a radio or TV without hearing the terms precision or personalized medicine; but do you really know what all that entails?  This week there’s a special conference at the University of Kentucky covering the essential elements of the personalized medicine approach: therapeutics, outcomes, discovery and delivery.  The TODD conference is the topic of this week’s edition of Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine.

UK HealthCare

Last week we told you about a study underway at UK and other hospitals aimed at tracking and improving the patient experience. But what happens when there’s a language barrier?  In part two of Dr. Greg's report we look at a new video remote interpreter service now in use in 9 of UK Healthcare’s pediatric clinics for non-English-speaking patients and their families. 


You may not know it but when you’re discharged from the hospital or making an appointment with your physician or other health professional, there is a team of highly trained individuals working hard to try to make that process better.  Jess Clouser is with the Center for Health Services Research at the University of Kentucky.  She’s the manager for Project Achieve; an initiative funded by the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute or PCORI; nationally recognized leaders in healthcare and research methods, which strives to improve the patient experience.  She talks with Dr. Greg about the program.

Food Connection

It’s pretty much a given that aspiring medical professionals learn all about the intricacies of digestion and other physiologies of the GI tract.  But it might surprise you to know how little training they receive about things like nutrition, the basics of cooking, even food in general.  That’s the topic of this week’s edition of Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine.


This week on Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine the host talks with Dr. Donna Grigsby, medical director of the UK pediatric primary care clinics.  UK HealthCare's screening program of infants and children has been recognized as a model by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

UK HealthCare

This week Dr. Greg talks with Dr. Elizabeth Holt, a gastroenterologist at UK Healthcare about some recent changes made to the guidelines for colon cancer screenings.  She's here to clear up some confusion that may arise.

This week on Dr. Greg Davis On Medicine the host talks with UK Work+Life's Ann Bassoni about the scope and scale of clinical social workers, especially stress management reframing.

UK HealthCare

This week on Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine the host talks with UK emergency department nurse Carson Swartz, who recently ran in the Boston Marathon to raise money for the non-profit group, 50 Legs, which provides prostheses to people who have lost limbs.

UK Now

Tick season is here and UK entomologist Lee Townsend shares all of the do's and don't's about how to prevent tick bites, (so that you don't become a sta-"ticks"tick), as well as how to safely remove the critter from your skin.