The UK Office of Graduate Medical Education (GME) recognizes the importance of the continued professional and personal growth of our residents and fellows. GME has established institutional initiatives to support skill advancement from the beginning to the end of residency and fellowship. Areas include leadership, teamwork, and mentorship abilities. 

Our programs include the GME Emerging Leaders program for chief residents and fellows, as well as the GME Residents as Teachers program for trainees interested in pursuing careers in academic medicine.

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GME Emerging Leaders 

A leadership development program for chief residents and fellows

The GME Emerging Leaders program is designed to provide a leadership development opportunity to chief residents and fellows in their important new leadership role. A variety of personal and professional leadership topics are facilitated by UK HealthCare’s enterprise learning team, in coordination with other leaders across the health care system.

In addition to six interactive sessions, participants will also be provided supplemental virtual learning opportunities each month.

Program Contacts

Amy DiLorenzo, PhD

How to Apply

Click here for the application form.

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Residents as Teachers

For residents and fellows who want to pursue a career in academic medicine

This educational leadership opportunity consists of sessions and optional mentored direct observation. Participation in this program will develop your teaching skills, offer you an opportunity to add to your CV, and prepare you for a teaching role in the future.

Each session is one hour. Content includes a mix of didactics and workshop/Q&A or listening to a recording as pre-work for 30 minutes followed by hands-on practice during a 30-minute workshop. The program also provides a structured rubric for direct observation which can be utilized by your program director, core faculty, or a mentor in your field. This is meant to provide you with feedback on your clinical teaching. (This part of the program is optional but strongly encouraged.)

The sessions will be offered during a mix of afternoon and evening hours giving you as much opportunity as possible to complete the program. All residents/fellows who have completed their first year by the start of the program are eligible to apply with program director approval.

Program Contact 

Amy DiLorenzo, PhD

Applications have closed for the 2023-24 year and will reopen in the spring of 2024. For questions about the program, please contact Dr. Amy DiLorenzo.