Program

Patient Care at its Finest

Program

Patient Care at its Finest

The University of Kentucky is a 3-year, fully accredited Emergency Medicine residency training program, based at the A. B. Chandler Medical Center, and  is approved for 10 residents per class.  The most basic goal of residency education is to instruct physicians-in-training to practice in an unsupervised environment. Going several steps further, the University of Kentucky strives to train its residents to be outstanding practitioners.

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Our leaders, residents, and staff work hard to provide all of the support needed to be the best in Emergency Medicine.  Find out all of the program details. MORE INFO

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It is our goal for the University of Kentucky to be a leader in medical education and our residency program to be the finest EM training program in the country.  This is accomplished through quality ED-based and off-service rotations, as well as superior training in point-of-care-ultrasound,  high-fidelity medical simulation, and weekly didactics through sound andragogical practice. A carefully planned didactic curriculum, developed with attention to adult learning theory tenets, augments the clinical experience of the residents and prepares them for careers in both academic and clinical medicine. It is a vision of the program to train the future leaders of emergency medicine. The residency leadership is fully engaged in ensuring that every graduate has the opportunity to reach excellence in their academic and clinical practice.  FIND OUT MORE

Department

Department

 

The Emergency Medicine residency at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine was established in 1996. Dr. Roger Humphries, one of the residents in the first EM residency class at UK, serves as the department Chairman. The department of emergency medicine is a full department in the College of Medicine and is well positioned as leaders within the hospital. The Department of Emergency Medicine  is comprised of a team of dedicated physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals committed to serving the populations of central and eastern Kentucky.

 

With its sights set on being the finest Emergency Medicine training program in the country, the department has developed a stable of nationally known educators to provide unparalleled, comprehensive education in Emergency Medicine. The program offers cutting edge academic opportunities, unparalleled resources, and seeks to provide superior training to prepare its graduates for any future practice opportunity.

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Did You Know?

  • The department has several nationally known medical educators as residency leadership.
  • The department has an extensive ultrasound program for the residents and also an ultrasound Fellowship.
  • The Pediatric Emergency Department, which is under the Department of Emergency Medicine, is adjacent to the adult Emergency Department and allows the EM residents to see pediatric cases on every shift.
  • The University of Kentucky is the only level-one adult and pediatric trauma center in the region.
  • The University of Kentucky serves as a quaternary referral center for the majority of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
  • UK hospital is a comprehensive stroke center, a cardiac catheterization center, and a National Cancer Institute.
  • A newly-opened,  state-of-the-art Emergency Department that has received accolades for its function and design.
  • Kentucky Children’s Hospital, located at the University of Kentucky, is the area’s only pediatric hospital.
  • The emergency department sees over 70,000 patients per year including many referrals from regional hospitals.

Team

Experience and Coffee

Team

Experience and Coffee

We are Wildcat EM

A dedicated team of physicians, nurses and other health professionals to provide an extraordinary level of knowledge, skill and compassion to every patient we serve.  We are commited to bringing together a group of highly accomplished and diverse individuals and training them in an environment that emphasizes collegiality, clinical excellence and academic development.

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Roger Humphries
Emergency Medicine Department Chair

Photography, woodworking.


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Christopher Doty
Emergency Residency Program Director

Travel, College Basketball.


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Matthew Dawson
Director of Point of Care Ultrasound for UK Enterprise

Ultrasound, Celtic Folk Dance.

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Seth Stearley
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Medical Director UK Chandler emergency medicine

Emergency Medicine, Model Cars.

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The Area

The Area

 

The University of Kentucky is located in Lexington, one of the most progressive and beautiful small cities in the country. Lexington is a city of about 300,000 people that hosts the undergraduate campus of UK and also several other universities. For a small city, Lexington is truly a cultural center with many art galleries, museums, concert and performing arts venues, an opera house, several historic sites, and an Arts Center.  The town is also located “in the heart of the Bluegrass” and known for being the epicenter of bourbon country and the horse capital of the world.

Resources

Resources

 

Contact Us

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Contact Us

Reach out to us

If you are currently a medical student, and interested in rotating in the University of Kentucky Emergency Medicine Department, please follow the following link and follow instructions.  https://services.aamc.org/20/vsas/public/school/instID/135 .  The person who can best answer any questions regarding eligibility is listed on the page.

University of Kentucky | Department of Emergency Medicine
Chandler Medical Center, Room M-53
800 Rose Street
Lexington KY, USA 40536
P: 859-323-5083