UK Healthcare Track in Hospital Medicine

This track in Hospital Medicine is located at the University of Kentucky, Good Samaritan Hospital and Chandler Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky. Embedded within the UK Hospital Medicine team, this residency track is designed to provide essential experience in the various functions of hospital medicine, including medical subspecialties, admitting service, and consults. On-site faculty engage the resident with case-based learning through morning rounds, procedural training, and weekly conferences. By the end of the year, the resident will obtain a level of knowledge and skill mastery to work as a hospitalist PA on any team.

This residency track offers:

  • Access to learning and practicing in UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital, a leading regional healthcare system, ranked as No. 1 hospital in Kentucky and Bluegrass Region by U.S. News & World Report
  • Supportive learning environment with dedicated mentorship, simulation training, team conferences, and grand rounds
  • Opportunities to engage with leading medical educators in various different inpatient hospital medicine team rotations and gain mastery in critical care procedures like lumbar puncture and paracentesis
  • 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:

  • Orientation & Hospital Medicine – Day service (Core didactic – Review of ACLS, Pre, and Post op care, general surgery conditions)
  • Hospital Medicine – Day service (Core didactic -GI)        
  • Perioperative Medicine –Day service (Core didactic -Pulmonary & Shock)
  • Hospital Medicine wards – Day Service (Core didactic – Cardiology)
  • Admitting service – Day/swing/nights service (Core didactic – Neurology-stroke)
  • Hospital Medicine Consults – Day service (Core didactic – Seizures)
  • Perioperative Medicine – Day service (Core didactic – Nephrology)
  • Hospital Medicine wards – Day service - (Core didactic – Infectious disease with emphases on sepsis)
  • Hospital Medicine wards – Day service (Core didactic – Critical Care)
  • Admitting service 
  • Elective (Addiction Medicine and Medical Oncology)
  • Hospital Medicine Consults - Day Service


If you want to learn how to manage complex patients, work collaboratively on a healthcare team, learn procedures such as lumbar punctures, paracentesis, thoracentesis; then this will be a great residency for you. It has been challenging, but so rewarding and I can say I have loved every minute of this residency in Hospital Medicine.

– Kathleen Kolles, Hospital Medicine UKHC 2020-2021

UK Hospital Medicine page in testimonials add: The residency is an incredible opportunity that any new PA graduate or PA interested in inpatient medicine or expanding their comfort with high acuity inpatient management should consider. It is incredibly rewarding to work with each cohort of residents and witness their professional growth and confidence. 

– Lindsay Penn, PA-C, Clinical Site Coordinator

Site Faculty & Staff:

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Lindsay Penn, MSPAS, PA-C Clinical Site Coordinator, Hospital Medicine