The UK PA Academic 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.

Benefits & Salary

  • Base salary of $62,000 plus full benefits and CME funds

Five Pillars

  • Didactics
  • Clinicals
  • Research & Scholarly Activity
  • Monthly Group Lecture
  • Teaching


  • 12 months
  • Begins in October each year

Why UK PA Academic Residency Program?

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

Benefits of Completing a Residency Program

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