The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is happy to offer a hospital medicine track to our residents interested in hospital medicine. The hospital medicine track is dedicated to providing targeted, specific content to senior residents committed to the tenets of hospital medicine. Residents are selected via a competitive application process at the beginning of their second year, and the track runs for 16 months through the end of their residency. Residents participate in a structured curriculum covering pertinent, high-yield hospital medicine topics and are matched to mentors from UK and the VA. Additionally, they are guided in developing and executing a group QI project in order to both learn and apply the tenets of QI. Finally, as their capstone clinical experience, all residents rotate on a VA direct care medicine team to develop the skills of managing their own primary team, triaging admissions and medicine consults, and working with APPs. 

Thank you for your interest in the track! Please, reach out if you have more questions.

Sarah Vick, MD and Pete Wallenhorst, MD
Hospital Medicine Track Directors;

Hospital Medicine Track ("HMT") Faculty

Photo of Dr. Wallenhorst

Pete Wallenhorst, MD

Positions Held:
  • VA Academic Hospitalist
  • Core Clinical Faculty Internal Medicine Residency Program
  • VA Site Director for Internal Medicine Residency Program and CRQS

Prior HMT Projects

2022-2023 – Improved utilization of PT/OT

2021 - 2022 - Sleep Friendly Phlebotomy

2020 - 2021 – Improving discharge summaries

  • Abstract accepted to SHM national meeting

2019 - 2020 – Reducing Nocturnal Vitals

  • Virtual Poster at SHM national meeting

2018 - 2019 – Tailoring Anti-MRSA Antibiotics

  • Poster at UK Resident Quality Forum

2017 - 2018 – Improving Oral Case Presentations

  • Poster at UK Resident Quality Forum

2016 - 2017 – Reducing inpatient fasting

  • Poster presented at National SHM meeting
  • Winner of Top Innovation Oral Presentation at SHM
  • Featured in ACP hospitalist

2015 - 2016 – Improving progress notes

  • Poster presented at National SGIM meeting
  • Award for best poster at UK Residency Quality Forum

2014 - 2015 – Early discharges

  • Poster at SHM meeting
  • Only oral present at UK Resident Quality Forum