Program Details - Univ. of Kentucky

(859) 323-6263
800 Rose St. MS-101

Lexington ,KY 40536
United States of America

Residency Program Information

Program Director: Thomas Pittman, MD, FAANS
Residency Coordinator(s):  Stacey Sindelar
Coordinator Email(s):
Coordinator Phone(s):  (859) 323-6263

PROGRAM Details:
Year Training Program Established: 1970
# of Residents per Year: 2
Number of Neurosurgical Faculty: 8
Neurosurgical Department's Annual Case: 2300
Amount of Annual Book Fund per Resident: $1,000
Dedicated Research Time:
During PGY Year:PGY 5
Resident Call Responsibilities: Yes, q3.
Cadaver Lab: YES
How Often and What Type of Lab: cadaver labs
Publication Requirement: PGY2-4: 1 per year PGY5-7: 2 per year
Primary Training Hospital: University of Kentucky
Additional Hospitals in Training Program: Veteran's Administration Medical Center
Faculty names and specialties:
Number of Training Programs in Institution:

Program Philosophy: The Neurosurgery residency training program seeks to bring out the best in our trainees and provide the skills necessary for a successful career as a neurosurgeon. The Department of Neurosurgery provides care through the UK Chandler Hospital, UK Children?s Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital, and the Cooper Drive VA Medical Center of Lexington, KY. Our objective is to provide an educational experience that will enable our graduates to have the skills required to perform the full range of neurosurgical procedures. We expect our graduates to make sound clinical decision, be familiar with what is ongoing in the field and to act responsibly and capably as they care for patients.
Outline of Rotations:
Available Enfolded Fellowships: n/a currently
% OF Finishing Residents Passing ABNS Oral Exam 1st over 5 years: 79%
Last 10 Finishing Residents Initial Job/Fellowship: Medical Center at Bowling Green: Bowling Green, KY Lexington Clinic: Lexington, KY Raleigh Neurosurgical Clinic: Raleigh, NC Covenant Medical Group: Lubbock, TX Assistant Professor, University of KY: Lexington, KY Hardin Memorial Hospital: Elizabethtown, KY Avera Health: Sioux Falls, SD Regional Health: Rapid City, SD Nash UNC Health Care: Rocky Mount, NC Southeast Georgia Health System: Brunswick, GA TN Brain & Spine Covenant Medical Group: Knoxville, TN Neurosurgical Consultants: Evansville, IN

Research Opportunities: stroke, moyamoya, radiation necrosis, spinal cord and head injury, aneurysms, deep brain stimulation
Research support personnel:
Research Funding/Grants:

Travel Allowance: YES
Conference Schedule: Tues-Thursday at 6:45am. Pediatric/Movement Disorders, M&M, Neuropath, Spine, Grand Rounds, Critical Care, Vascular, Journal Club, Tumor, and Neuroradiology

Number of Interview Sessions: 5
Length of Interview (Days): Wednesday evening dinner and interviews all day on Thursday - ending around 3pm.
Number of Applicants Interviewed: 40