Program Structure

Our program offers a unique scheduling system. Residents spend two months on inpatient services ("In") followed by one month on an ambulatory clinic block ("Amb"). This structure remains in place for the entirety of residency and allows for a more predictable schedule and consistent continuity in ambulatory care.

In = inpatient; Amb = Ambulatory
July Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec. Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June
In In Amb In In Amb In In Amb In In Amb

Rotation Structure

General Wards (Chandler, VA, Good Sam) 3 4 3
Neurology 1
Morehead Rotation 1
UK-MICU 1 1 1
Cardiology 1 1 1
Ambulatory Elective 4 4 4
Consult Elective 1 3
Night Float 1
Emergency Medicine 1

Schedule Overview


General Wards

Rotate on a medicine teaching team at Chandler Hospital, Good Samaritan or the Veterans Affairs (VA) Hospital. The structure includes an attending, one supervising upper level resident, two interns, and two to three medical students. Hospitalists are specifically chosen for the teaching teams based their desire and ability to teach. Residents can experience high acuity cases on Chandler Wards, bread-and-butter medicine at the VA and escalating autonomy at Good Samaritan.


As an intern, you will rotate one month through the neurology service. You will spend the majority of time on the acute stroke service, which is typically very busy but a highly valuable experience as UK is a comprehensive stroke center. You also spend time on the general neurology service where you see a wide range of acute neurologic pathologies.


As an intern, you will spend one month working at Saint Claire Regional Medical Center in Morehead, Ky. This is a great opportunity to see how a community hospital operates. Residents will have plenty of autonomy and work one-on-one with the Saint Claire hospitalists. Free housing that is walking distance from the hospital is available for residents while on rotation.

Medical Intensive Care Unit

A resident favorite! You will rotate on one of two medical ICU teams starting your intern year. We take care of some of the sickest patients in the country, making this a very challenging, yet rewarding month. Our MICU attendings and fellows love to teach but also lend plenty of autonomy creating a very supportive and educational environment with ample procedural experience.


The cardiology experiences varies depending on year. Your intern year is spent on a floor cardiology service to master common cardiac complaints. There is an option to rotate on this service as supervising upper level for more exposure as well. As a second- and third-year you will rotate on the coronary care unit, where you will get exposure to high acuity cardiac pathologies such as STEMI and cardiogenic shock with a high volume  of patients with MCS (LVAD, ECMO, IABP). 


During the ambulatory clinic block, you are assigned continuity clinic attendings who work with you throughout your three years, which allows for exceptional mentorship. During the month you will also rotate through subspecialty clinics to gain exposure in your areas of interest. You also have two half-days each week for independent learning, which is set aside non-clinical time to catch up on various tasks... and also a great time for your own dentist and doctors appointments!


As a junior resident you will have one consult month, and as a senior you will have three.  You are able to choose from the various subspecialty services and can tailor to your future career goals, which allows for a more in-depth exposure to the various subspecialties. Options for our consult services include gastroenterology, hepatology, pulmonology, nephrology, palliative care, medical oncology, addiction medicine and infectious diseases. 

Night Float

As an intern, you will spend one month on night float. You will cross-cover the various teaching medical wards teams. This is a great chance to learn to triage various night calls, with the support and supervision of an upper-level resident and faculty.

Emergency Medicine

As a second year resident, you will rotate one month through the UK emergency department. Our ED is very busy with a wide range of pathology. This is typically a very well-liked rotation among residents and a great experience with learning the work up for undifferentiated patients, triage skills, and point-of-care ultrasound from some of the best in the field.