Primary Care Chief Residents

Primary Care Chief Resident Duties

Primary Care Chief Residents coordinate our Primary Care Grand Rounds, are involved in recruiting, lead Primary Care Case Conferences when needed, schedule after hours functions and serve as a resource to the Primary Care residents. This position is voted on by all member of the Primary Care Tract faculty and residents. Chief Residents serve during their third year of residency. It offers invaluable leadership experience for the Chief Residents and gives the Primary Care residents an immediate resource for questions and advice on a daily basis.  

Laura Hench, MD
Hello friends! My name is Laura Hench, I am a current IM PGY-3 and one of the co-chiefs of our Primary Care Track. I am responsible for arranging our various primary care didactic series, including our Primary Care Grand Rounds. I was born and raised right here in Lexington, so cheering on The Cats is in my blood! I went to UK for medical school, where I met my now-husband. We both fell in love with UK and decided to couples match back here for residency (Pediatrics for His, Internal Medicine for Hers). There were two reasons why I ranked UK as my topmost choice for residency. First, even as a medical student I could sense the truly genuine camaraderie between the IM residents. Second, my heart lies in primary care and UK's Primary Care Track is second to none (seriously). Residents in the Primary Care Track experience the same breadth of inpatient clinical experiences UK IM has to offer, as well as a serious foundation in outpatient medical decision making. Now I am fortunate enough to be one of the leaders giving back to this program that has given so much to me.

Following my Primary Care Chief Year and graduation from IM residency, I will be sticking around UK as one of the IM Chiefs for 2019-2020. Afterwards I plan to continue my career in Primary Care in the Lexington area. In my spare time I enjoy playing volleyball, hiking, and exploring all of the Lexington concerts/festivals throughout the year. I admit that I am obviously biased, but I love my home and am thrilled to welcome you to it! (OH C-A-T-S! CATS! CATS! CATS!).

Peter Sheesley, DO
I am honored to have been selected as one of the Internal Medicine Primary Care Track resident chiefs this year. Originally from New England, I moved to Pikeville, Kentucky six years ago where I attended Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine. With its high academic standards and its fun and relaxed culture, University of Kentucky has been a great place to train. I plan to pursue a career in primary care.
Lexington is a great place to live and raise a family. My wife, two children and I spend our free time camping in Red River Gorge, rock climbing, trail running, exploring breweries and spending time with friends. 

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