The Psychiatry APP Residency Program is a one-year program for APPs (PA/NP) in psychiatry. This rigorous year will include rotations of practice at Eastern State Hospital, UK Chandler Hospital, UK Good Samaritan Hospital, as well as various outpatient rotations in adult, adolescent, and child psychiatry. 

The residency begins October 1 and ends on that same day the following year.

Residents will become proficient in diagnosing and treating severe persistent mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, PTSD, ADHD, and many more while learning complex psychopharmacology. The residents will also have significant exposure to substance abuse disorders.

Concerning didactics, each month the residents will be assigned weekly readings correlated with a certain psychiatric disease process and attend weekly grand rounds.

Salary and Benefits

-Competitive salary

-Health, dental, and vision insurance

-Life Insurance equal to 1x annual salary

-Paid vacation, holiday, and sick time

-Additional voluntary benefits such as long term disability and health flexible spending account

outside of Eastern State Hospital
Eastern State Hospital

Applicant Requirements

The program offers two positions to graduates from accredited PA and/or NP programs who have successfully passed their respective board exams. The applicant must have a minimum GPA of 3.0, submit a cover letter, resume, and one letter of recommendation from a health care provider. 

Contact Us

JK Coleman, PA-C
University of Kentucky Advance Practice Provider Psychiatry Residency Program Coordinator
Email: jkcole3@uky.edu
Office Phone: 859-246-8182