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City
Lexington
State/Province
Kentucky

Program Information

Residents per class
4
University of Kentucky College of Medicine Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program

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4 reviews

Overall rating 
 
8.3
Staff Surgeons 
 
9.3  (4)
Didactics/Teaching 
 
8.0  (4)
Operating Experience 
 
9.5  (4)
Clinical Experience 
 
9.0  (4)
Research 
 
5.8  (4)
Residents 
 
9.3  (4)
Lifestyle 
 
6.3  (4)
Location 
 
8.5  (4)
Overall Experience 
 
9.3  (4)
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Overall rating 
 
5.7
Staff Surgeons 
 
7.0
Didactics/Teaching 
 
5.0
Operating Experience 
 
8.0
Clinical Experience 
 
7.0
Research 
 
3.0
Residents 
 
7.0
Lifestyle 
 
2.0
Location 
 
5.0
Overall Experience 
 
7.0

blue collar long days

Program Review

Staff / Faculty / Chairman
On average very good faculty. They get along very well with each other and are well trained in their subspecialties.
Didactics / Teaching
Didactics were average at best. They are entirely resident run so if the residents slack off then there is no structure and no teaching. Tired residents do not give good lectures
Operating Experience

You operate your face off here on trauma. There is 1 spine attending, essentially 0 foot and ankle, and Sports Fellows do most of the sports surgery.
Clinic Experience
Work as fast as possible 8-6, what else is there to say about clinic
Research Opportunities
This is not a research place, we are very open about that
Residents
Great residents, my best friends. Every resident is married so if you are single this is not a place you will fit in but the Ortho Wives Club is very active and they are great friends.
Lifestyle
Lexington is cheap. I have not seen much of the city but my wife tells me she and her friends like it a lot.
Location / Housing
At this program we spend a lot of time washing out infections because Ky is #1 in IVDA. Most call nights are spent doing pus wash outs. Other than that there is a lot to learn here.
Limitations
Time off work, research, spine, F&A, lots of time washing out IVD infections
Overall Rotation Experience / Conclusion
Upon graduation, I feel prepared for fellowship and I know myself and my classmates were accepted into the fellowships we wanted. This is an extremely busy training program so technical skills are a plus however life outside the hospital is not a priority for those who train here.

Qualification

I am an alumnus of this program.
Date of Rotation
2010-2015
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Overall rating 
 
9.1
Staff Surgeons 
 
10.0
Didactics/Teaching 
 
8.0
Operating Experience 
 
10.0
Clinical Experience 
 
10.0
Research 
 
6.0
Residents 
 
10.0
Lifestyle 
 
8.0
Location 
 
10.0
Overall Experience 
 
10.0

University of Kentucky

Program Review

Staff / Faculty / Chairman
Dr. Darren Johnson is well known in his field of sports medicine. He is not extremely involved in the day to day operations of the residency. A resident doesn't get a lot of one on one interaction with him until you rotate on his service as a chief. When it comes time to apply for fellowships, he will be an advocate for you, regardless of specialty.

The program director, Dr. Carter Cassidy (Spine), is highly involved with all the residents and cares a lot about how things are going in the residency. He is a great advocate for the residents and listens to opinions and will makes changes as appropriate. His door is open and he is very supportive.
Didactics / Teaching
Formal didactics will always be a challenge at "working programs", but there were several improvements made while I was there and there was a push near the end of my residency to solidify the didactics in this program and I think now is well organized and attended.
Operating Experience
Operative experience is second to none. This is really the strong point of this program. faculty are technically exact and stay current in their fields.The volume of cases you will perform will be more than most programs. Rarely double scrubbed and if you are, it is with a chief resident who hopefully walks you through the case. The attendings will typically allow the chief residents to perform the surgery independently but are always around to provide suggestions. During nights and weekends, there is a little more opportunity for independence.

Near the end of my residency I felt confident in my operative abilities and felt I could begin a general practice, but ultimately decided on completing a fellowship.
Clinic Experience
about 2 days per week. Overall, very good. see a good amount of patients with variable pathology. Teaches you to be efficient in a clinic setting
Research Opportunities
There are opportunities to those who actively seek it. There is a requirement and you are given protected time during your second year. Completing a project is usually not an issue. A research project is also usually easily completed during both of the Shriners rotations.

There is funding to any meeting at which you are presenting.
Residents
Great residents
Lifestyle
With the increase in class size, the previous burdensome call schedule has lessened and I think is more appropiate
Location / Housing
This is different for everyone, but I had a wife and 4 kids and found Lexington to be safe, affordable, and very liveable, good public schools for the most part. My wife and I enjoyed living in Lexington
Limitations
Glad I trained here but I would like to see (and I think this is improving) increased funds and opportunities to attend conferences
Overall Rotation Experience / Conclusion
I obtained a great clinical and operative education at the University of Kentucky. Lexington was a good fit for me and my family.

Qualification

I am an alumnus of this program.
Date of Rotation
2010-2015
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(Updated: November 15, 2014)
Overall rating 
 
9.3
Staff Surgeons 
 
10.0
Didactics/Teaching 
 
9.0
Operating Experience 
 
10.0
Clinical Experience 
 
9.0
Research 
 
8.0
Residents 
 
10.0
Lifestyle 
 
9.0
Location 
 
9.0
Overall Experience 
 
10.0

Solid Program with Great Operative Experience

Program Review

Staff / Faculty / Chairman
Chairman is a well known and expert knee surgeon. 90% of the attendings are top notch and excellent surgeons. The sports attendings have connections throughout the country, and the trauma guys are about as good as it gets. Pediatrics is amongst the best in the country as well. Program director is extremely approachable and a big resident advocate.
Didactics / Teaching
Weekly conferences included grand rounds and didactic lectures. Very evidence based treatment recommendations. Monthly journal club has a high participation rate.
Operating Experience
About as good as it gets. I rotated and interviewed at many places. I haven't been anywhere where the residents got as good of a balance between supervision and autonomy.
Clinic Experience
Plenty of clinic patients to see. Facilities will be upgraded soon.
Research Opportunities
Dedicated research rotation your 2nd year. Not known as a research powerhouse, and only one project is required, but there are opportunities throughout your residency if you are interested. Paid travel, lodging, and registration to present your research.
Residents
One of the best parts of this program - very close knit group. Mix of single and married, some with kids. Spend a lot of time together at work and still spend a significant amount of time together outside of work. Lots of support and helping each other out with clinical duties.
Lifestyle
Not a lifestyle specialty or residency. Not terrible though and plenty of residents have time for their spouse, kids, outside interests, etc. Lifestyle is improving with the addition of an extra resident in each class.
Location / Housing
Lexington is a great place to live. Has the downtown/nightlife scene but also has beautiful countryside and plenty of outdoor activities. Not to expensive to live here.
Limitations
Hand/upper extremity is weak, but improving. Several residents have recently landed nice hand fellowships.
Overall Rotation Experience / Conclusion
Solid place. Traditionally known as a working class program but has been solidifying its research and didactic components. Excellent operative experience, nice state of the art hospital, and good city to live in. High level of camaraderie among residents.

Qualification

I am a current resident of this program.
Date of Rotation
2014
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(Updated: November 30, 2013)
Overall rating 
 
9.1
Staff Surgeons 
 
10.0
Didactics/Teaching 
 
10.0
Operating Experience 
 
10.0
Clinical Experience 
 
10.0
Research 
 
6.0
Residents 
 
10.0
Lifestyle 
 
6.0
Location 
 
10.0
Overall Experience 
 
10.0

Great place to be

Program Review

Staff / Faculty / Chairman
The chair is one of the leading experts in multiligamentous knee injuries. Great trauma faculty as well as everyone else. Everyone is approachable
Didactics / Teaching
Lots of teaching opportunities. Few didactics throughout the week on various topics
Operating Experience
Operating experience somewhat during your first year. Lots of trauma!
Clinic Experience
Everyone goes to clinic at least once or twice a week and more on specific rotaitons.
Research Opportunities
Research opportunities are there if you want them.
Residents
Residents are great. Close group of residents and lots of support.
Lifestyle
The residents work hard so lifestyle is what you make of it.
Location / Housing
Everything is Lexington is close. Lots of major stores and one great mall. Housing is pretty cheap.
Limitations
None that I can think of. Ranked 12th among academic healthcare institutions in the US.
Overall Rotation Experience / Conclusion
Great place to learn. Lots of trauma which is the basis of Ortho. Lots of other types of ortho such as Peds and Oncology as well.

Qualification

I am a current resident of this program.
Date of Rotation
08/01/2014
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