Primary Care Chief Residents

Primary Care Chief Resident Duties

Primary Care Chief Residents coordinate our Primary Care Grand Rounds, are involved in recruiting, lead Primary Care Case Conferences when needed, schedule after hours functions and serve as a resource to the Primary Care residents. This position is voted on by all member of the Primary Care Tract faculty and residents. Chief Residents serve during their third year of residency. It offers invaluable leadership experience for the Chief Residents and gives the Primary Care residents an immediate resource for questions and advice on a daily basis.  

Whitney Lynch, MD
Whitney is originally from Missouri but has made Kentucky her home base for the last 8 years since finishing her undergraduate studies at Wake Forest.  She fell in love with Lexington while working in the Thoroughbred horse industry during summers in college and was excited to come back to the Bluegrass.  Upon completion of her residency training, she will be pursuing a job in academic primary care.  Outside of work, she and her husband can be found hanging with their rescue dogs, Harry and Bella, or vacuuming up an impressive amount of dog hair. 

Shaunah Ritter, MD
Hi! My name is Shaunah Ritter and I am one of the Primary Care Chief Residents. I am from Russell Springs, Kentucky. I attended the University of Louisville for undergrad (Go Cards!) and attended Marian College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. I was drawn to the primary care track for the opportunity to do outpatient medicine and train in the outpatient setting. I have LOVED my time in the primary care track and would choose it again and again. I love the close-knit family feel with the PC track and our separate conferences/grand rounds that are tailored to outpatient medicine. I have enjoyed living in Lexington with its many things to do, places to eat, and beautiful horse farms to drive through. If any prospective residents have questions, please reach out! I look forward to hopefully seeing you on the interview trail! 

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