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GME Onboarding Overview

Onboarding requirements prior to GME Orientation will be shared through the MedHub portal. No later than Monday, March 25, 2024 you will receive instructions via email to begin the first of three MedHub onboarding packages.

All GME learners will need to attend the Lexington Orientation, with the exception of incoming Bowling Green residents. Please check the table below for a 2024 Orientation schedule outline. More details about what to expect during Orientation days can be found on the Orientation Website and will also be shared via email. Specific dates and activities for your program's orientation will be confirmed by your Program Coordinator. Program Orientation typically occurs the week following GME Orientation.

2024 GME Orientation Overview
Event Date(s)
PGY-1 Virtual Presentations June 17th and 21st
PGY-1 In-person Onboarding June 18th and 21st
GME Welcome Event (all incoming residents and fellows are invited) June 20th, 6-9pm EST, Kroger Field
Bowling Green PGY-1 Orientation June 24th - 28th
Bowling Green Welcome Event June 28th, 5:30pm CST, Hot Rods Stadium
Bowling Green PGY-2+ Orientation July 1st and 2nd
PGY-2+ Virtual Presentations July 1st
PGY-2 In-Person Onboarding July 2nd
Hand Surgery, Colon and Rectal Surgery, Surgical Critical Care, Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, and Gynecologic Oncology In-Person Onboarding August 1st
Pastoral Care In-Person Onboarding September 1st


Remind will be used to manage communication between incoming learners* and GME Office staff. Remind is primarily used with text messages, but you can also send and receive messages on the Remind app or via email. We will send out an invitation to join the GME Orientation Remind group shortly after Match Day in March 2024. 

*Incoming Bowling Green learners will not receive Remind communications, as they will not be attending in-person orientation in Lexington.

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PGY-1: June 17-18, 20-21

PGY-2+: July 1-2

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The Kentucky medical license application is a lengthy process, so the GME office recommends beginning the licensure process as soon as possible. Please note, to obtain a medical license in Kentucky you must submit applications to the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure (KBML) and Federation Credentials Verification Service (FCVS).    

If you are eligible for a medical license (all residents/fellows with 12 months or more of post graduate accredited residency or fellowship training), you must have the correct license prior to beginning your training program. If you fail to obtain the proper medical licensure, you will not receive a contract and will not be able to start your program on time.   

Specific medical license instructions can be found here:

Elizabeth Biggs

Special Projects Coordinator


Melynda Burke



Jenna Childers

Certifications Coordinator

Licensure, DEA, Medicaid

Kenleigh Fennema

Benefits Coordinator