The University of Kentucky Internal Medicine Primary Care Program was launched in 1978 to prepare internists for practice as primary care physicians. Over the years, the program has evolved and now includes a 50/50 time split between outpatient and inpatient training. Recent graduates of the program are currently practicing in both rural and urban settings as well as outpatient and inpatient environments. These practices range from internal medicine to subspecialties. Additional training in outpatient medicine supplements the robust clinical experience and curriculum provided to categorical residents. This balance ensures residents are prepared to be well rounded general internists. The Primary Care Program exists within the larger categorical residency program, allowing for a close-knit family feel amongst the residents and faculty. In order to provide each trainee the complete experience of this program, applicants must apply for the primary care program during the match process with a separate NRMP code from the categorical residency program.
Sarah Schuetz, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Primary Care Residency Program Director
Department of Internal Medicine