We offer two residency programs in internal medicine; Categorical Internal Medicine and Primary Care Internal Medicine.
Categorical match number: 1848140C0
Primary care match number: 1848140M0
We have 18 Categorical and 6 Primary Care PGY 1 positions. All positions are filled through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).
All applications are through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Candidates are invited for interviews based on their application, including the Medical School Performance Evaluation, personal statement, medical school transcript, USMLE scores, and letters of recommendation (three are required).
Additional Program Requirements
While we do not have a minimum USMLE score, most of our ranked applicants score above the mean for USMLE Step 1 and 2, with a Step 1 program mean of 231.
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 2 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.
For the quickest and most effective response, please use the preferred email contact information for your questions.
Preferred Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
PGY 1 - 10 Days
PGY 2 and PGY 3 - 15 Days
8 holidays & 4 holiday bonus days
UK credit for plan and coverage level chosen (go to www.uky.edu/HR/benefits for health insurance rates)
Medical - Original cost for required license plus yearly renewal
Effective after twelve months of employment
One-time stipend coverage provided at no cost.
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.