Physician Assistant Residency Program

The UK PA residency program is housed in the Department of Physician Assistant Studies in the College of Health Sciences (CHS).  Post Graduate residency faculty from CHS includes:

Administration Faculty

Physician Assistant Studies

W. Scott Black, MD, MS's picture
W. Scott Black, MD, MSDepartment Chair
David Fahringer, MSPH, PA-C Emeritus's picture
David Fahringer, MSPH, PA-C EmeritusProgram Director of Post Graduate Education
Sibu P. Saha, MD, MBA's picture
Sibu P. Saha, MD, MBAMedical Director, PAS Chief of Transition to Practice and Advanced Training Programs


The UK PA residency program is one year in duration and contains didactic instruction woven throughout 12 months of supervised clinical rotations.  The structured didactic curriculum contains different methods of instruction including lectures, grand rounds, on-line modules, utilization of the simulation lab at UK, etc.  The clinical experiences may be at UK Healthcare Enterprise and community partnerships throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Currently, we are offering four PA residency programs in the following subspecialties:

Why Residency?

  • To educate and prepare recent PA graduates for transition into specialty practice
  • Meeting the community needs for Advanced Care Providers (ACP)
  • Prepared to be a team player in specialty focused medical practice

Benefits of doing a residency program

  • Readiness to start working at a higher level of competency
  • Competitive advantage in employment
  • Meeting the need for sub-specialize care in hospital industry  

Apply Now

The application window for the 2020 cycle for this program is February 15 to April 15, 2020.

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