The Med-Peds Residency Program is a four-year training program leading to board eligibility in both specialties. The objective of the program is to train general physicians for their future practice addressing the spectrum of illness in newborns, children, adolescents, and adults. Graduates of our program have entered a wide range of fields including primary care, emergency medicine, hospital medicine, academic medicine, pediatric subspecialties, internal medicine subspecialties, and combined med-peds subspecialties.
The four years of training are designed to provide an ideal educational environment that prepares residents for not only clinical practice but also board certification. Our curriculum consists of an excellent mix of outpatient and inpatient rotations to ensure that residents are provided with the best clinical experiences. Residents will have the opportunity to work in a wide variety of locations, including UK Chandler Medical Center, UK Good Samaritan Hospital, Kentucky Children's Hospital, the Lexington Veteran's Administration Hospital, UK Polk Dalton Clinic, and other community and school-based clinics. Our curriculum was designed to comply with the Guidelines for Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Training as specified by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) and the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP).
Our program has several unique aspects. First, our residents rotate at four-month intervals. This provides a complete spectrum of medical problems throughout the seasons of the year. Second, we have dedicated combined specialty months to allow our residents to explore a variety of pediatric and adult care specialties in a single month. Last, we have a dedicated med-peds clinic curriculum, which provides our residents with not only an outstanding education in the core internal medicine and pediatric programs, but also provides a focus on the unique aspects of combined training.
University of Kentucky MedPeds Residency Program Curriculum
|Intern Level Rotations||Ambulatory|
General Pediatric Clinic/Advocacy/Twilight
General Peds Wards
General Peds Wards
Behavior and Development
|Junior Level Rotations||Ambulatory|
Medicine WardsMedicine Wards
Cincinnati Pediatric ER
General Peds Wards
Individualized Ambulatory MedPeds
|Senior Level Rotations||Ambulatory|
Gen Peds Wards
UK Pediatric ER
Call Schedule: Both the Internal Medicine Program and the Pediatrics Program are in full compliance with the ACGME 80-hour work week and have revised our rotational structure to be compliant with the new ACGME common program requirements that went into effect on July 1, 2017. Some rotations utilize blocks of nights, while others involve an overnight call system.
Morning Report: Morning report is one of the most highly regarded sessions during residency training. Morning report in both medicine and pediatrics emphasizes the management of specific patient presentations and problems. Included are differential diagnosis, work-up, and treatment of patients selected from our services at UK Chandler Medical Center, Kentucky Children's Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital, VA Medical Center, and ambulatory clinics. These informal sessions emphasize evidence-based medicine using the current literature, feedback from expert teaching attendings, and the discussion from the residents themselves to develop critical thinking.
Med-Peds Clinical Conference: Med-Peds Clinical Conference occurs each week. During this morning conference, residents are presented primarily ambulatory topics by Med-Peds faculty offering a unique venue that allows for the discussion of both medicine and pediatric knowledge for a given topic.
Med-Peds Billing and Coding Series: Med-Peds Billing and Coding Series occur monthly. During this morning conference, residents are taught in a case-based format about inpatient and outpatient billing from a UK Compliance Consultant.
Noon conferences: Core internal medicine and pediatric topics are relayed in a variety of formats during noon conference. Core lectures by local experts are scheduled according to the curriculums of both the internal medicine and pediatrics departments. Monthly journal clubs and evidence-based medicine presentations provide a forum to discuss the latest research, its statistical meaning, and its practical applications. Important information is also relayed by periodic informal Jeopardy-style sessions, which always spawn some playful competition among the residents. Last, informal monthly meetings with the program director provide a format for open discussions about current issues.
Med-Peds Noon conference: Once per month, all of the med-peds residents have a separate noon conference to discuss issues unique to our program. These sessions are directed by the program director and the med-peds chief residents to discuss residency issues and other issues of concern. This is an excellent forum for discussing residency issues, board exam preparation, practice issues, etc.
Grand rounds: Grand rounds in both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics are a platform for guest lecturers and our own attending physicians to address and inform the entire department of recent updates or the latest advances in their field. They are on different days, so Med-Peds residents have the flexibility and the opportunity to attend both conferences. Additionally, once per quarter, both departments combine to have a joint med-peds grand rounds on a topic important to both disciplines.
Med-Peds Journal Club: Each month, the med-peds residents get together at a resident's home to discuss some of the recent literature while enjoying a themed pot-luck dinner. Two journal articles are presented by residents each month, one emphasizing a pediatric issue and one an internal medicine issue. Articles are selected based upon their potential impact on our practice of medicine.
Med-Peds ABIM and ABP Pass Rates
Whereas the goal of our educational program is to prepare our residents to become excellent physicians in a wide variety of fields, we also emphasize the importance of board certification in attaining that professional distinction. We continually strive to provide the best education to our residents, and we believe this is reflected in our board pass rates. The difference in the number of residents taking the ABIM and the ABP is a reflection of 7 graduates who went into careers in a medicine subspecialty or IM hospital medicine and elected not to take the ABP exam.
|# Passing||# Taking Exam||# Passing||# Taking Exam|
|Class of 2019||4||4||3||4|
|Class of 2018||6||6||5||5|
|Class of 2017||5||6||6||6|
|Class of 2016||4||5||3||3|
|Class of 2015||6||7||5||6|
|Last 5 Years Average||89%||92%|
|Last 3 Years Average||94%||93%|