The University of Kentucky is a Level 1 trauma center and designated as a comprehensive stroke center. The Emergency Department has an annual census of roughly 100,000 visits per year. This program is uniquely designed to develop skilled clinicians that practice independently and excel in clinical service, teaching, and research. The program structure includes seven core ED learning experiences, a research month, two required experiences in an intensive care unit setting, and two other electives built around the resident’s prior experiences.
Additionally, residents will participate in multiple longitudinal experiences, which creates a well-rounded learning experience. Residents also participate in providing 24-hour clinical pharmacy services through the in-house on-call program, staff in the Emergency Department as part of their required pharmacy practice experience, and are provided dedicated research time.
Precepting and teaching students in advance pharmacy practice experiences and didactic settings are offered, as is a longitudinal teaching certificate program. Other teaching opportunities exist within the Emergency Medicine physician residency and the Advanced Practice Provider Residency programs. Scholarly activities may focus on clinical, practice-based, or outcomes research.
I will be available for on-site and virtual interviews at PPS during Midyear. You do not have to be registered for Midyear or PPS to participate. Reply to this post in PPS or email Elise.Metts@uky.edu to request an interview.
UKHealthcare is a 1040 bed tertiary care center located in the heart of the Bluegrass in Lexington, KY. It serves as a primary care center for the citizens of Kentucky (#1 hospital in KY by US News & World Report) and includes services such as a Level 1 Trauma Center, TJC certified comprehensive stroke and epilepsy centers, an ECMO Center of Excellence, and active kidney, liver, heart, and lung transplant centers. The Department of Pharmacy is composed of over 300 pharmacists within practice settings ranging from Critical Care, Internal Medicine, and Transplant to Infusion Centers, Retail Pharmacy, and Specialty Pharmacy. Pharmacy service integration across the enterprise provides pharmacy residents countless opportunities to advance patient care and facilitate service growth.
UK HealthCare is committed to the pillars of academic health care—research, education and clinical care. Dedicated to the health of the people of Kentucky, we will provide the most advanced patient care and serve as an information resource. We will strengthen local health care and improve the delivery system by partnering with community hospitals and physicians. We will support the organization’s education... and research needs by offering cutting edge services on par with the nation’s best providers.
The vision of UK HealthCare is to achieve national recognition as a Top 20 public academic health center, providing optimal multidisciplinary health care and developing advanced medical therapeutics for the people of Kentucky and surrounding regions.