Information for Applicants


We exclusively participate in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). All applications are processed via the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

All applicants are required to submit the following supplemental materials via ERAS:

  • Curriculum vitae (generated by ERAS)
  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation
  • Personal statement
  • Photograph
  • Medical school transcripts
  • Letter of recommendation from the chairmen (or designee) of your department of medicine or department of pediatrics
  • Letters of recommendations from two members of the faculty with whom you have worked or who know you well. 
  • United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) transcripts or Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX) transcripts
    • USMLE Steps 1 and 2 scores: Step 1 is required at the time of interview. Step 2 is required prior to an intern's official start date.
If you have any questions about applying to our program, please contact our program coordinator:
          Leann Jacobs
          304C Charles T. Wethington Building
          900 S. Limestone St.
          Lexington, KY 40536-0200


2021-2022 Recruiting Information

We will be recruiting on select Monday and Wednesday dates until Dec. 15, 2022Candidates will have the opportunity to meet with our current residents via Zoom the night before their interview.  

Interview Day Schedule

7:30 - 8:15 a.m. - Attend and Educational Conference via Zoom

8:30 AM - 9:45 a.m. - Program introduction from the program director/Q&A session with Dr. Stewart

10 - 10:25 a.m. - Interview with a faculty member

10:30 - 10:55 a.m. - Interview with a faculty member

11 a.m. - Noon - Virtual tour of UK HealthCare


Benefits: 2021-2022 Academic Year


  • PGY-1: $55,794.37
  • PGY-2: $57,879.45
  • PGY-3: $59,748.28
  • PGY-4: $62,447.46


  • 10 days of vacation during the first year
  • 15 days of vacation after the first year
  • Nine days of holidays
  • Four holiday bonus days in late December or early January
  • Every resident receives a reading week each year

Maternity/Paternity Leave

  • Maternity: 30 working days 
  • Paternity: 30 working days

By using accrued vacation time, residents are able to take adequate maternity/paternity leave. In accordance with the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) and American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) policies, residents must complete 22 months of training in internal medicine and 22 months of training in pediatrics to meet the requirements for board certification.

Health, Vision, and Dental Insurance

The University provides a generous benefits package with a variety of options for health, dental, and vision coverage for residents and fellows and their covered dependents. All enrollees are provided the UK credit for plans and coverage levels. Information on plan options, coverage details, and premiums can be found on the UK Human Resources benefits ( site.

Life and Disability Insurance

Life insurance coverage for one times the amount of the annual stipend is provided at no cost to residents and fellows. Optional life insurance coverage, up to eight times the annual stipend amount, may be purchased. Please refer to the UK Benefits Life Insurance ( for details. Long-term disability insurance is provided at no cost, effective after 12 months of employment. Participation in additional voluntary insurance plans ( is also available.

Education Fund

  • Internal medicine provides MKSAP during the PGY-2 year and $1,000 during the PGY-3 year.
  • Pediatrics provides $2,500 during your PGY-4 year.
  • NEJM knowledge plus internal medicine and pediatrics
  • MedStudy for pediatrics books and question bank
  • Books (Zitelli's, Harriet Lane, and the Philadelphia Guide: Inpatient Pediatrics)
  • Manuals for the PALS course, Handbook of Emergency Cardiovascular Care and the NRP manual
  • ACP and AAP memberships
  • PREP
  • PEAC Modules

Kentucky Medical Licensure

All PGY-2s and above must be licensed by the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure before beginning their training. The original cost and yearly renewals are paid for by the University of Kentucky.

Food Stipend

Residents receive $1,250 yearly for meals.

Employee Discount Program

This program is in cooperation with businesses offering discounts or other incentives to University of Kentucky employees. To use the program you must identify yourself when making a purchase by showing a valid UK picture ID or valid UK Faculty/Staff Card and a valid driver’s license or other picture ID. As an employee, you are eligible for any discount offered throughout the Commonwealth.

Retirement Benefits

As of July 2021, residents and fellows are eligible for the University’s retirement matching savings plan. In addition, residents and fellows may contribute to the University’s voluntary retirement plan.

For your advantage, retirement contributions are pre-tax. You will own, or vest, the University's contributions, plus the investment earnings, after three years of employment. While there are withdrawal restrictions, you always maintain ownership of your contributions. Retirement enrollment is optional for employees under 30. Additional retirement information located at in the retirement savings plan.

Additional Benefits

The University also provides additional benefits to resident and fellows depending on location and program. These benefits may include pagers, lab coats, scrubs, meal money, and parking allowances. Benefits vary by program and campus locations. Please consult with your program representatives for further information.

The University, along with regional campus locations, offers a wide variety of wellness benefits to our residents and fellows. Our goal is to foster a supportive learning environment where our trainees can achieve their highest potential through the integration of the physical, social, emotional, spiritual and economic dimensions of their lives. These opportunities can be explored here.

Individual Beeper

All residents are provided with a pager. In addition, the University continues to expand the availability of secure, real-time communication through electronic app platforms.

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