Preliminary Year

The University of Kentucky Department of Internal Medicine offers a one-year preliminary training program and it is required that all matched applicants pursue this position for their intern year. This exceptional opportunity includes three dedicated months on the ophthalmology service; our interns serve as an integral part of our residency program. Consequently, our residents begin their PGY-2 year of training with a full year of exposure to the medical campus, have established relationships with colleagues in other departments and have three full months of increasing graded responsibilities in the ophthalmology clinic and operating room.  This includes dedicated surgical simulator and wet-lab time.