Two Tracks, 27 Total Positions

Our program has two tracks to which you can apply and match. All 27 positions are filled through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). All applications are through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). 

21 positions per year
Program ID: 1848140C0

Primary Care
Six positions per year
Program ID: 1848140M0

Welcome from the Department Chair - Darwin Conwell, MD

Current Residents:  Why UK?


We select candidates to interview based on their complete application and seek a class that lives the values of this program.

  • Collegiality and teamwork—we care for one another
  • The richness of human differences—we all have unique paths
  • Connection to our complex patients—including the underserved and rural Kentucky

Additional Program Requirements

Our application review relies on the Medical School Performance Evaluation, Internal Medicine Standard Evaluation Letter from your clerkships, personal statement, and three letters of recommendation. We expect a first-time passing score on Step 1. We generally prefer a United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE) Step 2 score around the mean. 

USMLE is preferred to the Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX), although we do consider both. 

International Students

​For international medical graduates, you must be Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG)-certified by June 30 of the year you plan to start residency. We consider applicants who are less than three years out from medical school graduation or those who have been actively practicing clinical medicine. 

UK only sponsors J-1 Visas, and the Office of Graduate Medical Education (not the department of medicine) makes all resident-related visa decisions. 

Graduate Profiles


For information about stipends, vacation, health insurance, and more, please visit the Graduate Medical Education page here.