Our educational curriculum seeks to inspire our residents to be lifelong learners, practice evidence-based medicine and incorporates multiple methods of content delivery to reach the learning styles of all our residents. Our content delivery styles are designed to appeal to all types of learners. Case based presentations and didactic lectures just scratch the surface. At UK, we used flipped classrooms, hands on workshops, high-fidelity simulation, POCUS training, podcasts, interactive cases and 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
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 once weekly outpatient case rounds out the educational experience.
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 & mortality conference, medical “Jeopardy!” series, and more.
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!
Utilizing our Simulation Centers at UKMC and VAMC, our junior residents participate in high-fidelity simulations led by our senior residents. We also provide multi-disciplinary code simulations alongside the resuscitation committee.
Alongside esteemed expert faculty in critical care medicine and emergency medicine, our residents get a comprehensive, hands-on POCUS training during their PGY-2 year. Lung sliding, cardiac windows and IVC's; oh my!
THREADS: Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Curriculum
At the University of Kentucky, we recognize how important diversity of thought is amongst our residents. We have a dedicated curriculum for training our residents to not only provide the best possible care for patients of all backgrounds, but to also create the most inclusive and open training environment we can. Our THREADS curriculum offers workshops and didactics in everything from transgender healthcare, gender inequities in medicine, social determinants of health, to racism in healthcare and more.
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% boards passing rate for the last several years!