Welcome to the University of Kentucky Med-Peds Residency Program! We are so excited you are interested in becoming a part of our residency family! You may have already suspected this, but UK Med-Peds is the place to be! Here's why we think so:
One of the strongest aspects of our program is the residents. Our residency family is a constant source of encouragement and camaraderie. We're always looking for new ways to spend time outside of the hospital and connect with the wider community. We've welcomed babies, run overnight relays together, and eaten enough birthday cupcakes to make Cookie Monster do a double-take. You never know what to expect from a UK Med-Peds resident until you see them outside of the hospital: unicycle riding? beverage manufacturing? multi-instrumentalism? bee keeping? All true. Our residents are a fun and creative group of people who give each other support in small ways that really add up.
We're also proud of the solid Med-Peds presence at UK. Our clinics and hospitals are filled with Med-Peds trained faculty in both adult and pediatric subspecialties as well as primary care and hospitalist positions. It's often a fun surprise: "Wait, you're Med-Peds, too?" (followed by the secret handshake.) This deep level of Med-Peds integration means that many of our teachers, mentors, and administrators understand the unique demands of Med-Peds training. They have all been readily available (often by a text or phone call) to help us navigate each transition.
Residency can be extremely challenging, but we have true advocates in our program director, Dr. John Stewart and associate program director, Dr. Kelli Trent. They are both well-respected physicians for their blend of clinical skill, teaching ability, and compassionate care for patients. Most importantly, we can count on them for anything, whether it be a personal or professional issue. Dr. Stewart has an OK sense of humor, too.
We have obviously enjoyed our time here and would choose UK again in a split second heart sound. It has been an excellent place to grow and be challenged in a supportive, family-like community. Please feel free to contact us with any questions that you may have about our awesome program, and we hope to see you soon!
Carrie Johnson, MD & Kate Wimberly, MD