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Our Residents
Join our team of rising stars
in Emergency Medicine as they make
their way through Wildcat EM.
Explore The Bluegrass
See some of the sights and sounds
of the heart of the Bluegrass
that Wildcat EM calls home.
Where the Magic Happens
Get acquainted with some of the physicians
that make the University of Kentucky one of the best Emergency Departments
in the nation

Our 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 12 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.

Our Divisions

Promoting Educational Excellence


The ultrasound fellow will receive individual personalized training by Jacob Avila.
They will complete a full didactic program along the model of the Ultrasound Leadership Academy.


Help provide clinical pharmacy services, optimize patient care, and serve as non-physician teaching faculty for the Department and collaborates on numerous clinical projects.


We are one of only two pediatric Level I trauma centers in the state of Kentucky and have just developed a joint pediatric cardiac surgery collaboration with the University of Cincinnati.


The Division of EMS at Wildcat EM works to bring the latest evidence based medicine and best patient care practices into the pre-hospital setting in Eastern & Central KY.

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 University of Kentucky is the only level-one adult and pediatric trauma center in the region.

  • 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 80,000 patients per year including many referrals from regional hospitals.

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