The University of Kentucky Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program is a five-year, fully accredited program.

The first year of the program is dedicated to an orthopaedic internship, rotating at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. These rotations include  orthopaedic surgery, emergency medicine, plastic surgery, diagnostic radiology, general surgery trauma, surgical ICU, and surgical simulation.

Residents in years two through five follow a program entirely within orthopaedic surgery. Rotations for the PGY2-5 residents include orthopaedic trauma, hand, sports medicine, research, and a combined recon service incorporating oncology, spine and foot/ankle.

Additionally, the residents serve two rotations at the Lexington Shriner’s Hospital for Children and two reconstructive rotations at the Veterans Hospital which are physically connected to the University of Kentucky Medical Center. In addition to these rotations, serving within our own Sports Medicine service enhances the resident experience. UK Sports Medicine is the primary sports medicine provider to several area athletic and professional teams.

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I chose UK because of the strong work ethic and genuine sense of personal responsibility displayed by the residents. The faculty are invested in the development of clinical and surgical skills, as well as personal growth and leadership. The city of Lexington is a family-friendly, vibrant community that I am privileged to call home.

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Andrew Kirk, MD
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