Advanced Hospital Medicine Experience

The University of Kentucky is a Level I Trauma Center that provides care for the highest acuity patients in the region. As an advanced practice provider (APP) resident in the department of internal medicine's division of hospital medicine, the learner will have exposure to numerous health conditions and patients with multiple, complex comorbidities. 

The resident will gain exposure to acutely ill patients with conditions such as respiratory failure, renal failure, advanced liver disease, solid organ cancer, malignant hematologic diseases, and post-transplant. Care is provided by a multidisciplinary team, and the resident will interact daily with physicians, other APPs, pharmacists, therapists, case managers, and subspecialists. The APP residency is a one-year certificate program that allows the resident to gain advanced hospital medicine experience in an immersive and supportive learning environment. 


The goal of the residency is to expand upon existing graduate training to strengthen clinical skills and knowledge and build confidence in a hospital medicine environment. The residency includes clinical rotations in addition to didactic experiences. Residents will also participate in procedural training in UK HealthCare's state-of-the-art simulation center, followed by hands-on training. 

Clinical Rotations

  • Nine months of hospital medicine wards divided between UK Chandler Hospital and UK Good Samaritan Hospital

  • One month of consultative medicine

  • One month of hospital medicine admissions service 

  • One month of an elective experience (medical oncology or hematology malignancy comanagement)

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Didactic Experiences

  • Monthly systems-based readings and quizzes 

  • Biweekly lectures by hospitalists and subspecialists 

  • Internal medicine grand rounds 

  • National Hospital Medicine Conference attendance 

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The division of hospital medicine residency post-graduate program was an exciting opportunity for me. The year allowed for professional and personal growth as I transitioned into my new role as an APRN. I was able to build confidence and clinical skills under the guidance of both APP and MD mentors. I was exposed to a variety of complex patient situations that required critical thinking and diagnostic reasoning. While the year was challenging (physically, mentally, and emotionally) I am grateful to have been selected as a DHM resident.

Michele Bodine, APRN


Ann Hickman, APRN
APP Residency Program Co-Director
Anne Hickman, APRN
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APP Residency Program Co-Director
Jasmine Howard, APRN
Lindsay Penn, PA-C
Hospital Medicine PA Residency
Clinical Site Coordinator
Lindsay Penn, PA-C

Applications for 2023-2024

Information regarding applications for the 2023-2024 academic year will be updated soon. 

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