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Internal Medicine - Education

Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine




Welcome to the University of Kentucky Internal Medicine Residency website! We are glad that you are interested in our program.  Our program strives to create physicians who are both well versed in the current evidence and imbued with the compassion to care for patients.  As you look at what our program has to offer, we hope you recognize the many unique aspects that contribute to its wonderful training atmosphere.   


Teaching Commitment

UK has a long tradition of excellence in medical education, and we are honored to carry on that spirit.  Our faculty members understand the essential roles they play in education and development of our medical students and residents.  Our education curriculum is structured to provide a variety of teaching methods and opportunities, including morning report, general noon conferences, level-specific conferences, weekly board preparation quizzes, online modules and much more.  Please see our Educational Conferences section for more details.


Training Diversity

We have a great diversity of patients among our multiple training sites.  On our inpatient ward rotations, UK-Chandler offers all of the advantages of a tertiary (and quaternary) referral center; UK-Good Samaritan offers the challenges of a community and a secondary referral hospital; and the VA-Lexington offers the great range of medical problems found in our military veterans.  In our ambulatory clinics, we have an exceptional patient mix, including those with insurance, those with Medicare and/or Medicaid, and those to whom we provide charity care.  Our combination training sites ensures that all of our graduates are exposed to the widest range of medical problems from the routine to the complex.


State of the Art Facilities

This is a very exciting time at UK.  We are in the midst of one of the largest periods of growth for any academic medical center.  Our medical campus is undergoing a complete transformation.  The internal medicine clinics moved to a brand new space in 2009, which provides us with a state-of-the-art facility for our continuity clinics.  Most significantly, the brand new 1.2 million square foot UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital has opened and new patient care floors are being added every few months.  The emergency department opened in July 2010, the lobby and public areas in April 2011 and two patient care floors in May 2011.



Year after year, most applicants remember the resident camaraderie more than any other aspect of our program.  Our residents work hard, but also enjoy the many benefits Lexington has to offer.  Our close-knit, family atmosphere is one of the main reasons that so many of our graduates choose to join our faculty or continue their education at UK!

We hope you will consider interviewing with us.  You will be glad you did. Although residency can be a challenging road with its share of hard times, we are here to help you in the journey and ensure that you are a success in whatever career path you choose!

Kristy Deep, MD, MA, FACP
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Residency Program Director


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