Emily Justusson, MD & Jordan Clay, MD
WELCOME TO OUR ADULT RESIDENCY PROGRAM!
The University Of Kentucky College Of Medicine, Department of Neurology is proud of a long tradition of excellence in training in neurology that was started in the 1960's by the department's founder, Dr. David B. Clark with a mission to produce the best clinical, research and academic neurologists. The neurology program is currently approved to enroll six categorical residents each year in its ACGME (Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education) accredited adult neurology program.
The residency program is vital to the citizens of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, who remain medically underserved with respect to neurological care. According to the Kentucky Institute of Medicine's Comprehensive Statewide Physician Workforce Study—2007, Kentucky had 150 neurologists, resulting in an average of 3.57 neurologists per 100,000 population compared to the national average of 4.4 per 100,000. A level, or even declining number, of new neurologists coupled with an aging population with higher incidences of neurological disorders will lead to an acute shortage in the coming years.
ADMISSIONS & APPLICATION PROCESS
The University of Kentucky Department of Neurology offers many levels of educational opportunities from a medical clerkship all the way to post-doctoral fellowships. We are excited that you are considering furthering your medical education with us! Our experienced physicians work with our learners on a daily basis to guide them to become outstanding physicians themselves.
All neurology residency positions are filled through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). For academic year 2017—2018, there are six categorical adult neurology positions, beginning in at the PGY1 level. Applications are accepted through Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). All candidates are considered and invitations for interviews are extended based upon personal statements, medical school transcript, research, publications, United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) scores (Step 1 and Step 2), and letters of recommendation.
If you are selected for an interview, please expect to arrive the afternoon before your scheduled date. Hotel arrangements will be coordinated on your behalf. That evening, you will join the current residents for dinner at a local restaurant. This is an ideal opportunity to become acquainted with one another and relax a bit before your big day.
On the day of your interview, candidates will arrive at the KY Clinic by 7 am for breakfast and paperwork. Next you will hear a program overview given by the Department Chair and Program Director. This is the department's opportunity to highlight our top-notch training program and new hospital facilities. Immediately following is the opportunity to observe our Grand Rounds Conference. The remainder of the day will be split between interview sessions and a hospital tour. Lunch is provided and all faculty and residents are invited to attend. During this time, you will have an opportunity to ask questions in an informal setting. Your day will conclude by 5 pm. Departing transportation will be the candidates' responsibility following the interviews.
Due to the volume of applications, status updates are difficult to manage. Please be assured that every application is individually reviewed and should you be selected to interview you will receive an email from the program director. Due to the high volumes, voice messages and emails cannot be returned.