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Emergency Medicine APP Residency

We are excited to offer our first Emergency Medicine (EM) Advanced Practice Provider post-graduate training program beginning in the fall of 2017, through the Department of EM at The University of Kentucky.  UK is located in Lexington, Kentucky, and is only one of two academic tertiary care facilities in the entire state of Kentucky. It is also the only level-one adult and pediatric trauma center in the region.  The combined adult and pediatric emergency department cares for over 83,000 patients annually, which includes referrals from all of Central and Eastern Kentucky. The department has an established emergency medicine physician (EM) residency-training program since 1996 with 30 EM physician residents and 38 attendings.  We currently have 23 APP’s working alongside the residents and faculty in our high volume, high acuity ED. The program is nationally known for its medical educators as well as an extensive EM ultrasound program with an EM fellowship-training program.  We operate in a newly opened, state of the art Emergency Department. UK Medical Center is also a comprehensive stroke center, a cardiac catheterization center, and a National Cancer Institute affiliate.

2019-2020 EM APP Class

Our goal is to provide an outstanding one year postgraduate education for those wanting to pursue a career in Emergency Medicine. The program will follow the guidelines recommended through SEMPA (Society for Emergency Medicine Physician Assistant) and prepare our APP graduates for the NCCPA EM CAQ (National Commission for Certification for Physician Assistant Emergency Medicine Certificate of Added Qualifications).  These guidelines also closely follow the EM certification recommended requirements for NP post-graduate level training.

Scott Kluth, FNP
Kayla Vanover, PA-C
Elizabeth Pruitt, FNP
Alexandra Wilson, PA-C

Program Overview & Applicant Requirements

We are excited to offer 4 positions to graduates from an accredited PA or NP program. The applicant must have GPA of 3.0, a strong letter of recommendation from a faculty professor from their program, and be a motivated individual with a desire to learn and work in emergency medicine. The program is 12 months in duration and will consist of supervised direct adult and pediatric patient care in the emergency department.  Along with direct clinical patient care, the APP EM program, in conjunction with the EM resident training program, will include weekly lecture series. Additional training in EM ultrasound and a multitude of training in various emergency medical procedures will be learned.  We will also include certification courses in PALS, ACLS, ATLS, and hands on procedure labs including SIM case-based scenarios. A yearly salary, with an extensive benefits package, will be provided to the successful candidates.

For more information about our program, click here.


Applications for our 2018-2019 class is closed. We will be accepting new applications starting February 11, 2019 – March 10, 2019. Apply at this link: ukjobs.uky.edu. The job posting is listed as APP/Resident-EM/UK/Healthcare.

Please apply to all 4 positions. Interview date for candidates will be on April 12, 2019 and residents will be selected by May 3, 2019. The program begins on September 1st, 2019.

For additional questions please contact:

Julia Adkins PA-C

Assistant Director, Advanced Practice Provider Emergency Medicine Residency

800 Rose Street, Room M53
Lexington, KY 40536-0298
Ph: 859-323-5908

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