Educational Curriculum

Our educational curriculum seeks to inspire our residents to be lifelong learners and practice evidence-based medicine. It incorporates multiple methods of content delivery to reach the learning styles of all our residents. Case-based presentations and didactic lectures just scratch the surface.

At UK, we used flipped classrooms, hands-on workshops, high-fidelity simulation, point-of-care ultrasound training, podcasts, and interactive cases to educate our residents. 

Check out this sample weekly conference schedule: Sample Curriculum

 Full house at our monthly resident meeting!

VA morning report – a case of cryptococcal meningitis

Morning Report

This is one of our most loved conferences! Held three times weekly, residents present cases and are guided through clinical decision making, diagnostic schemas, and treatment approaches by chief residents, core faculty, and program leadership. A weekly outpatient case rounds out the educational experience. 

Noon Conference

Held daily, the noon conference hour is protected by our program to maximize resident engagement in learning. Conference styles vary. In addition to some traditional didactic lectures, we offer a wide array of interactive workshops, case-based sessions, evidence-based medicine article reviews, and more. Topics covered include everything from high-yield board content, clinical diagnostics and therapeutics, morbidity and mortality conference, a medical “Jeopardy!” series, and more.  

Asynchronus Learning

Residency is busy. We recognize that some of your learning will be done in your own way, on your own time – so, we provide ways for our residents to learn asynchronously. We record our lectures and make them available for residents to access at any time. We also offer a variety of online case modules and medical podcasts – some of our faculty have even created their own podcasts! 

Simulation Training

Utilizing our simulation centers, our junior residents participate in high-fidelity simulations led by our senior residents. We also provide multdisciplinary code simulations alongside the resuscitation committee. 

Ultrasound Training

Alongside esteemed expert faculty in critical care medicine and emergency medicine, our residents get a comprehensive, hands-on point-of-care ultrasound training during their PGY-2 year. Lung sliding, cardiac windows and IVCs – oh my!

Board Preparation

Our faculty provide an intensive in-house board review course annually. These daily two-hour sessions span the course of two weeks and have proven successful for our residents. This is also protected time for senior residents. We also provide the MKSAP books and question bank at no charge to our residents. We boast a 100-percent boards passing rate for the last several years!