Welcome from the Chiefs
Welcome to the University of Kentucky Med-Peds website. We are delighted you are interested in our program, and we would like to share with you why we love our UK Med-Peds.
Choosing your residency is an intricate process that involves balancing education, location, and finding a group of people to work with for four years of training. At the end of the day, there are a lot of great programs that will equip you with strong training. Besides our excellent clinical training, one of our greatest strengths is our residency family. We truly enjoy spending time with each other, and we often choose to spend time together outside of work. In addition to monthly journal clubs and our biannual switch parties, we frequently go out to eat, watch sporting events, or celebrate holidays together. We are genuinely a second family, deriving strength and support from each other, while having a great time.
UK Med-Peds has a history of producing strong and diverse clinicians. Our graduates have been successful in many different areas: academic medicine, hospitalist programs, primary care providers in private and academic settings, and adult/pediatric subspecialties in urban and rural areas. Our residents are respected in the hospital and community for their academic and clinical abilities.
There is a strong Med-Peds presence among our faculty, with many of our adult and pediatric subspecialists and hospitalists being Med-Peds trained. We are also fortunate to work with several community Med-Peds physicians in the area. Furthermore, Med-Peds faculty are very well represented in Internal Medicine and Pediatric leadership. Dr. Curtis Cary, our program director, provides invaluable leadership. He has an excellent fund of knowledge which he shares with us during our weekly Med-Peds clinical conference and in clinic. He is a resident advocate, always there for us, when needed regarding any professional or personal issues. Dr. Chris Feddock, the Internal Medicine program director, and Dr. Jenna Ross, the Pediatrics program director, are both Med-Peds trained as well. This level of representation amongst the categorical programs ensures that our unique situations and perspectives are understood and accounted for from scheduling to clinical education.
When we have time outside of the hospital, Lexington is a great location. Big city amenities are found in a charming small city setting, with beautiful scenery surrounding you every day. Hiking, climbing, and rafting are all nearby, making convenient day trips. In addition to UK basketball, there are concerts and shows that come to Rupp Arena and other venues. Lexington also hosts regularly scheduled events such as Thursday Night Live with music, Shakespeare in the Park, Ballet Under the Stars, and farmers' markets located throughout the city.
Having a unique identity, like our program, is one of the reasons we decided to make UK home. We have enjoyed our time here and would choose UK again. Please feel free to contact us with questions about our program, and we hope to see you soon.
Erin Marcotsis, MD & Kelli Trent, MD