Information for Applicants


We exclusively participate in the NRMP (no exceptions)

All applications are processed via ERAS (no exceptions)

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

  • Curriculum vitae (generated by ERAS)
  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation (Dean's Letter)
  • 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. 
  • USMLE Transcripts or COMLEX Transcripts (USMLE Steps 1 & 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 Street
          Lexington, KY 40536-0200


2021-2022 Recruiting Information

We will be recruiting on select Monday and Wednesday dates beginning 10/18/2021 and ending 12/15/2022Candidates will have the opportunity to meet with our current residents via Zoom the night before their interview.  

Interview Day Schedule:

7:30 - 8:15 AM -- Attend and Educational Conference via Zoom

8:30 AM - 9:45 AM -- Program Introduction from the Program Director /Q & A Session with Dr. Stewart

10:00 AM - 10:25 AM -- Interview with a Faculty Member

10:30 AM -- 10:55 AM -- Interview with a Faculty Member

11:00 AM -- 12:00 PM -- 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


  • Two weeks of vacation during the first year
  • Three weeks of vacation after the first year
  • Four holiday bonus days in late December or early January
  • Eight university holidays
  • 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 can take adequate maternity/paternity leave. In accordance with the ABIM and 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.


An employee "E" parking pass is covered by the GME office.

Lab Coats

Three lab coats provided before each year of training.

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 starting at the PGY-3 level
  • MedStudy for Pediatrics books and question bank at the PGY-4 level
  • 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 (An updated question bank provided each year through the AAP)
  • PEAC Modules

Kentucky Medical Licensure

All PGY-2's 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.

Health Insurance

Everyone pays for the employer portion of health benefits for single coverage (resident only). Other plans including family coverage are also available. For more information, please contact the GME office for a "Benefits Booklet".

Disability Insurance

Effective after 12 full calendar months of service.

Life Insurance

Benefit equal to your annual salary provided at no cost. Optional additional insurance is available at a low cost for coverage up to three times your annual salary.

Food Stipend

Residents receive $1,250 yearly for meals.

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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