Our program has 2 tracks to which you can apply and match. All 24 positions are filled through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).

Categorical: 18 positions per year. Program ID 1848140C0
Primary care: 6 positions per year. Program ID 1848140M0

Our program is not participating in the Supplemental application and preference signaling pilot this year. We had insufficient information about the process to feel confident that the extra application would enhance the thorough and holistic way we already use to assess applicants. So…even if you can’t send our program preference signals, please know that we are looking closely at your application!

All applications are through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). 

We select candidates to interview based on their complete application—and seek a class that lives the values of this program.

-Collegiality and teamwork—we care for one another

-The richness of human differences—we all have unique paths

-Connection to our complex patients—including the underserved and rural Kentucky

Additional Program Requirements

Our application review relies on the Medical School Performance Evaluation, IM Standard Evaluation Letter from your clerkships, personal statement, and letters of recommendation (3 total). We expect a first-time passing score on Step 1. We generally prefer a USMLE Step 2 score around the mean. 

USMLE is preferred to COMLEX, although we do consider both. Our COMLEX Level 1 program mean is 660. 

​For International Medical Graduates -- You must be ECFMG certified by June 30th of the year you plan to start residency. We consider applicants who are less than 3 years out from medical school graduation or those who have been actively practicing clinical medicine. 

UK only sponsors J-1 Visas, and the Office of Graduate Medical Education (not the Department of Medicine) makes all resident-related Visa decisions. 

Contact Us

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Interview Scheduling

We use the program Thalamus for all our interview scheduling as it provides a secure and reliable way for us to share our availability and communications with you. 

Helpful Instructions Regarding Thalamus
Once selected to interview, you will receive an invitation to view password-protected pages of this website as well as an invitation to schedule your interview through Thalamus. 

After you click to visit our website, immerse yourself in our program’s information. Get to know us. Then imagine yourself living, working, growing and learning right along with us.​

After you click to initiate the Thalamus process, follow these steps:

  • Create your profile: Confirm your information and set up your profile.
  • Schedule your interview: Availability, preferred dates, easy changes, and the Smart Calendar will allow for flexible scheduling.
  • This program has a lot of great features so please explore the options to make the process as smooth as possible.


Prior to interviewing, please visit the UK GME Prospective Residents and Fellows page to review information related to:

  • Stipends & Benefits

  • Contract 

  • GME Policies & Procedures

  • Interview Acknowledgement Forms

Although recruitment is occurring remotely this year, we still want to create an interview experience for you to get to know our program as much as possible. Selecting a residency program is a huge decision, and we want you to rank us for all the right reasons.

Our interview days are scheduled for most Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from late October through mid-January. (Thalamus will show you the specific interview dates available.) More information to come regarding:

  • The night before the interview

  • Our virtual interview day

  • Ways to communicate and ask questions with current residents prior to your interview


Postgraduate Level













  • PGY 1 - 10 Days

  • PGY 2 and PGY 3 - 15 Days

  • 8 holidays & 4 holiday bonus days

Health Insurance

UK credit for plan and coverage level chosen (go to for health insurance rates)

Medical Licensure

Medical - Original cost for required license plus yearly renewal

Disability Insurance

Effective after twelve months of employment

Life Insurance

One-time stipend coverage provided at no cost.

Meal Money

Money added to pay check (based upon duty hours)


House staff are not eligible for the University's matching retirement plan, but may contribute to the voluntary retirement plan.

For more information regarding stipeds per PGY year and PDF of this information, please visit our GME Stipends and Benefits page.