News Democrat Leader | Austin graduates from UK College of Medicine – Kentucky News

News Democrat Leader | Austin graduates from UK College of Medicine – Kentucky News

Brett Allen Austin, M.D., a WKU alumni from 2013, has just graduated from UK College of Medicine.

The UK College of Medicine Class of 2017 Commencement was held on Saturday, May 13, 2017, in the Concert Hall of the University of Kentucky Singletary Center for the Arts. This year’s ceremony marked the 54th Graduation Processional for the College. Darrell G. Kirch, M.D., president and chief executive officer of the Association of American Medical Colleges delivered the commencement address and helped us celebrate our student’s success.

The graduating class consisted of 132 students who, following the completion of intense studies and clinical rotations, assumed the title of “doctor.” During the National Residency Match Week, the Class of 2017 matched into 23 different specialties. Thirty-three percent of the class will complete residency training in Primary Care as defined by Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine-Pediatrics and Family Medicine. Twenty-three percent elected to stay at the UK HealthCare for residency training with another three percent staying at other Kentucky residency programs.

Brett Austin graduates with Distinction earning the degree Doctor of Medicine from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine.

Dr. Brett Austin is the son of Mark Austin and Lee Ann Carnall Austin (RHS ‘72) of Bowling Green, and the grandson of thelate Eugene Carnall and the late Ruth “Cricket” Carnall of Russellville. Eugene operated the News-Democrat & Logan Leader printing press for 54 years.

While earning his MD degree, Dr. Austin was an active member of his medical school class. Dr. Austin…

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