About the Postdoctoral Program

The University of Kentucky has long recognized the invaluable contributions made by our postdocs to the exciting biomedical research conducted here. Our efforts to make UK one of the best places to pursue postdoctoral training have built a culture of collaboration and a commitment to teaching, as well as an emphasis on training and career counseling.


Postdocs can participate in the voluntary retirement plans through UK: 403(b) and 457(b) plans with either pre-tax or post-tax (Roth) contributions. UK does not contribute to these plans. For more information: https://nb.fidelity.com/public/nb/uk/home 

Annual Trainee Poster Session

In order to broaden the scope of presentation opportunities, the Trainees in Research Advisory Committee and Office of Biomedical Education host an annual peer-reviewed College of Medicine Trainee Poster Session. This unique opportunity permits trainees across diverse disciplines to present their work in progress in a friendly environment for constructive feedback. This session also offers trainees an opportunity to network and learn of the breadth and depth of research ongoing in the College.


In conjunction with the Trainees in Research Advisory Committee, the Office of Biomedical Education promotes postdoctoral culture and helps ensure postdocs have an optimal training environment. The Office also provides information and resources to faculty and staff seeking to assist these scholars. The Office of Biomedical Education provides the following services:

Trainees in Research Advisory Committee

The Trainees in Research Advisory Committee's mission is to support the efforts of all trainees in the College of Medicine as well as to advise the Dean concerning issues related to the trainees. This committee is comprised of current students, postdocs, faculty, and administrative staff who are involved in the day-to-day interactions with the trainee community within the College.

Committee Members

Incident Reporting and Feedback

To maintain a safe, nurturing learning environment and culture, the Office of Biomedical Education encourages all learners to report any concerns or incidents that might detract from its mission. These concerns may range from a lack of professionalism or curriculum concern to reports of mistreatment. Please click on the link to report any observed incidents about UK College of Medicine faculty, staff, or students. The more detail provided, the more likely College of Medicine leadership will be able to reach an appropriate resolution. Every effort will be made to preserve the anonymity of the person reporting. College of Medicine leadership will not disclose any identifiable information unless the student gives explicit permission to do so. 

Circumstances involving discrimination or harassment can be referred directly to the University of Kentucky Office of Institutional Equity and Equal Opportunity, 859-257-8927.

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More Questions?

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