Primary Care Program Structure

The Primary Care Residency Program and the traditional Categorical Internal Medicine Program are fully integrated and as such many rotations are common to both. These include UK Wards, VA Wards, Good Samaritan, MICU, CCU, Neurology, Morehead offsite for interns, and Subspecialty Consults. For all other rotations please see the categorical internal medicine program information.

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Outpatient Clinical


  • 3 years of continuity clinic

  • 2 months of rural private practice clinic

  • 3 years of individualized subspecialty clinic

    • Internal Medicine based: Addiction Medicine, Allergy & Immunology, Cardiology, Endocrine, Gastroenterology, HIV Primary Care, Hematology-oncology, Infectious Disease, Nephrology, Pulmonology, Rheumatology

    • Non Medicine based: Dermatology, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Obesity Medicine, Neurology, PMR, Urology, Sports Medicine

  • Acute care call-in clinic

  • Resident/uninsured student clinic

  • Longitudinal quality improvement project


Ambulatory Educational Curriculum

  • All ambulatory curriculum is in addition to the education curriculum provided to all categorical residents. This additional curriculum includes:

  • Monthly case conferences

  • High-yield clinical topics, business of medicine, board review, and difficult conversations (e.g. drug contracts, sexual harassment, firing patients)

  • Annual ambulatory care workshops

  • Musculoskeletal, Psychiatry, Women’s Health, Addiction Medicine

  • Monthly primary care grand rounds

Inpatient vs Outpatient Months


PGY1: Same schedule for Primary Care Program and Categorical Program

PGY2: PC Program clinic time builds to 50%

PGY3: PC Program clinic time builds to 75%

Net result over three years: 50/50 inpatient/outpatient

Sample Master Schedule

Number of months on each rotation


*PGY1 - 3 vacation weeks

**PGY2/3 - 4 vacation weeks

Sample Ambulatory Clinic Block Schedule