Baptist Health Lexington Track in General Surgery

Baptist Health Lexington, an award-winning 434-bed acute and skilled care facility, is also known for medical research and education. Established in 1954 as Central Baptist, the hospital has more than 500 physicians on staff, representing more than 50 medical specialties. Learn more about Baptist Health in Lexington.

This General Surgery track is an outstanding opportunity for PA residents to gain operating room (OR) experience. The PA Surgery Resident will have clinical rotations in several areas, including:  General Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, GYN, Plastics, and Elective(s). The majority of the resident’s time is spent in the operating room (OR). There is also ample opportunity for outpatient as well as pre and post op care experience. By the end of the year, the resident should be prepared to assist in a variety of surgical specialties.


Although we get a great education during the PA program, our clinical rotations are only 4 weeks long and it is difficult to be prepared to practice in such a specialty in that short of a time period. The residency programs allow you to be fully immersed in that setting, learning and gaining hands on experience from the experts for a full year.

– Kristin Bossle, General Surgery, 2020-2021

This residency track offers:

  • Training at one of Kentucky’s outstanding private hospitals
  • Excellent patient volume and variety of cases
  • Private hospital with more individualized learning opportunities
  • Ample operating room time and experience available
  • Living in Lexington, Kentucky, the horse capital of the world, home of several top bourbon distilleries, and a mix of modern big city urban downtown with small town vibe of historic houses and neighborhoods

Rotation Template:

  • General Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery
  • GYN
  • Elective

Site Faculty & Staff:

Kathleen Blair, RN, MSN, CNOR's picture
Kathleen Blair, RN, MSN, CNOR Director Surgical Services
Matthew Shane, MD's picture
Matthew Shane, MD General Surgery Supervisor