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About the Program

The Internal Medicine residency is a one-year ASHP-accredited PGY2 residency designed to develop specialized clinical practice skills in pharmacotherapy while providing opportunities for didactic and clinical teaching and clinical research. The primary practice site is within the UK Chandler Medical Center Internal Medicine service, spanning >10 medicine teams. Opportunities exist for internal medicine experiences via traditional academic teaching teams as well as experiences on private practice model-based advanced practice providers (APP)/hospitalist teams. Additionally, there are opportunities for internal medicine experience on the unique hospitalist rounding services or BOOST (Better Outcomes for Optimizing Safe Transitions) teams.

Residents are actively involved as an internal medicine team member by performing medication history interviews, delivering comprehensive patient-centered care via pharmacotherapy optimization, order verification, pharmacokinetic monitoring, anticoagulation management, clinical consult documentation in the electronic medical record, as well as discharge counseling of adult internal medicine patients. Clinical staffing shifts occur every third weekend and night/weekend in-house on-call shifts.

The adult internal medicine resident is also expected to participate in a longitudinal internal medicine clinic. Opportunities exist for precepting pharmacy students during Adult Internal Medicine rotations as well as providing didactic lectures and clinical laboratory lectures within the UK College of Pharmacy. Residents provide an ACPE-accredited Grand Rounds presentation during the year for pharmacy students, residents, and preceptors. The residents participate in providing 24-hour clinical pharmacy service through the in-house on-call program.

The completion of a research project with a written manuscript suitable for publication is a required activity. The research project should also be able to be presented at a national meeting. Participation in UK College of Pharmacy's Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and Research Skills Development programs is optional for residents who have previously completed a teaching certificate program but required for residents who have not previously completed a teaching certificate.

RESIDENCY MANUAL

Program Director

Megan Kunka Fritz, PharmD, BCPS Department of Pharmacy Services

Location Detail
UK HealthCare 800 Rose Street, H110 Lexington, KY 40536-0293
Email
megan.kunka@uky.edu
Phone
859-218-6701

Quick Facts

Deadline:  January 1

Starting Date:  July 1

Number of Positions: 1

Eligibility Criteria:  Doctor of Pharmacy degree, PGY1 Pharmacy Residency or equivalent, Licensure (or eligibility for licensure) in the state of Kentucky

Application Requirements

  • CV
  • Letter of Intent
  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation
  • College of Pharmacy Transcripts

Core Rotations

10 rotations

  • Internal Medicine (7 months)
  • Cardiology (1 month)
  • Medical Intensive Care Unit (1 month)
  • Infectious Disease (1 month)

Elective Rotations

 Choose 2 of the following:

  • Academia
  • Adult Nutrition
  • Antimicrobial stewardship
  • Psychiatry
  • Kidney/Liver Transplant
  • Medical Oncology
  • Neurology/stroke
  • Obstetrics (OB)
  • Palliative Care
  • Surgery Oncology
  • Additional months of Core Rotations as above

We wish to remember and honor those who inhabited this Commonwealth before the arrival of the Europeans. Briefly occupying these lands were the Osage, Wyndott tribe, and Miami peoples. The Adena and Hopewell peoples, who are recognized by the naming of the time period in which they resided here, were here more permanently. Some of their mounds remain in the Lexington area, including at UK’s Adena Park.

In more recent years, the Cherokee occupied southeast Kentucky, the Yuchi southwest Kentucky, the Chickasaw extreme western Kentucky and the Shawnee central Kentucky including what is now the city of Lexington. The Shawnee left when colonization pushed through the Appalachian Mountains. Lower Shawnee Town ceremonial grounds are still visible in Greenup County.

We honor the first inhabitants who were here, respect their culture, and acknowledge the presence of their descendants who are here today in all walks of life including fellow pharmacists and healthcare professionals.