University of Kentucky Family Medicine Residency

Contact Information

University of Kentucky
Department of Family & Community Medicine, Family Medicine Residency – Global Health Track
K302 Kentucky Clinic
Lexington, KY 40536-0284
Phone: (859) 323-6712
Fax: (859) 323-6661
http://www.mc.uky.edu/familymedicine
jmta226@uky.edu

Description of Program

The Department of Family & Community Medicine invites incoming residents to apply for participation in the Global Health Track, a focus-area curriculum for residents interested in learning about care of vulnerable populations at home and abroad.

This track focuses on the social determinants of health and systematic approaches to sustainable change through community engagement. The track is comprised of:

  • Longitudinal small group didactic sessions and self-study modules
  • Global Health Electives I & II including Field Experience in Ecuador
  • Global Health III Field Experience in Zambia 

Location(s) of international program:
PGY1: Quito, Ecuador (Shoulder to Shoulder Global Partnership – 2 weeks)
PGY2: Quito, Ecuador (Shoulder to Shoulder Global Partnership – 2 weeks)
PGY3: Zimba, Zambia (4 weeks abroad)

Cost to individual resident: Each resident receives a $2,000 stipend allocated for global health rotation travel. Scholarly travel costs related to participation in Global Health track are provided by residency program.

Number of residents who have participated in the last two years: 6

Description of faculty involvement: Faculty provide longitudinal small group didactic session and self-study modules.

Does the program accept medical students for trips? Yes

Does the program accept residents from outside the program for trips? Yes

Approximate time of year/duration of trips:
PGY1: Quito, Ecuador (Shoulder to Shoulder Global Partnership – 2 weeks) May
PGY2: Quito, Ecuador (Shoulder to Shoulder Global Partnership – 2 weeks) May
PGY3: Zimba, Zambia (4 weeks abroad) Late Fall

Who to contact if interested in applying:
Jillian Atherton, Ph.D.-ABD
Program Coordinator
jmta226@uky.edu