University of Kentucky Emergency Medicine: Can't Hold Us Down!

Entrant Name:  Sara S. Singhal

Residency Program: University of Kentucky Emergency Medicine

The University of Kentucky Emergency Medicine Residency Program is a three year program that received accreditation in 1995.  The program is based out of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Albert Chandler Medical Center, with the new ER in operation since 2010. There are 10 residents/year as of 2013 and there is an average of 75,000 patients/year, 30% of which are children that are seen in the Makenna David Pediatric Emergency Center, which is attached to the adult ER.  The ER is a level 1 trauma, level 1 pediatric trauma, chest pain, and JCAHO stroke center.  Our residents participate in a diverse variety of projects and endeavors in academic and community outreach, education, simulation, research, resident wellness, ultrasound, EMS, and wilderness medicine.  Most recently our residents participated in their first ever SAEM Sim Wars Competition in 2014 and took home first place! They also had their first annual resident retreat at Red River Gorge, focusing on resident wellness, wilderness medicine, and resident development.  Our residents continue to pursue and excel in their individual and group interests.