Welcome from the Program Director

I am delighted that you have an interest in our family medicine residency program in Lexington, Ky. We have an excellent program that prepares and trains the next generation of family physicians. 

Legacy - In 1972, our department was established for the purpose of training family physicians to provide primary care for the state of Kentucky. We recently celebrated our 50th anniversary. Since then, our residency program has graduated 300 plus family physicians. 

Mission - We strive to improve the health of the people of the Commonwealth and society at large. 

Goal - Our goal is to recruit excellent students, to provide exceptional training individualized to each resident’s needs, and to graduate family physicians who will become well-respected clinicians in their community. 

Experiences - Our residents get the best experience by training in a busy academic medical center as well as by providing continuity inpatient care in a smaller, more patient-centered, community hospital within UK HealthCare.  We utilize community sites both in Lexington and the surrounding rural communities, allowing our program to have the best of both worlds and to prepare our residents for a wide variety of patient care needs. We also have high quality track opportunities for our residents. 

Commitment - Our engaged and nurturing faculty have a variety of interests including integrative medicine, women’s health, population health, sports medicine, and LGBTQ* health. 

Atmosphere - Teamwork, respect, compassion and integrity are our values. Residents work with a group of committed staff, faculty and others who provide a very supportive learning atmosphere. I invite you to consider joining us and becoming part of our tradition of excellence at UK Healthcare.

Archana Kudrimoti, MBBS (MD), MPH; CAQ (Geriatrics)

Associate Professor
Family Medicine Residency

Archana Kudrimoti

Welcome from the Chief Residents

Welcome to UK's family and community medicine residency! We are honored and excited to represent our program as chief residents this year with the primary focus of creating an atmosphere of openness where we continually look to share ideas and improve. The goal of this program is to constantly improve, and this year the residency has implemented several changes to achieve this. Some of these changes include reducing our overall time on call by 33 percent and removing the VA surgery rotation consistent with new ACGME changes. All of these have been received well by current residents and improved wellness. The UK program offers a robust outpatient and inpatient experience which will prepare our residents for the diverse field of family medicine. If you train here, you will be clinically competent and able to operate at the top of our field in any desired capacity. We are well respected as a whole at UK, with past and current residents having received excellence awards in pediatrics, emergency medicine, among others by outside departments. Currently, we are working with our incoming first-year residents to provide more specialized rotations to better prepare them for their specific career goals. As a small residency group, we have the benefit of working together closely thus creating a sense of community. Ask any resident at UK and they will tell you the best part of our program is our co-residents. We have many social events, including residency tailgates at UK football games, attending horse races at Keeneland, and kayaking the Elkhorn River. As chiefs, we will continue to advocate on behalf of our fellow residents while working with our faculty in order to further improve our program. Thank you for taking the time to consider family and community medicine at the University of Kentucky.