A Word From The Director

A Word From The Director

Thank you for choosing to explore the Internal Medicine Residency Program at the University of Louisville.

Barbara R. Casper, M.D., FACP I am in my fourteenth year of being the program director and have had the pleasure of training many successful residents throughout the years. Our program is dedicated to providing the education and support that each resident needs to achieve his or her career goals.

I'd love to share with you some highlights of our program:

• Residents are assigned to one of our four program directors who will serve as their mentor throughout their training. This has helped our residents to be successful not only in securing fellowship training but also in providing excellent patient care. Over the past three years, 96% of our residents have been successful in matching in the fellowship of their choice and our 2012 graduates had a 100% board passage rate.

• We are extremely dedicated to making sure that our residents really know how to care for patients when they graduate. They have the opportunity of performing a variety of procedures and the diversity of pathology of our patients is unparalleled. Recognizing the difficulty of managing both inpatient and ambulatory responsibilities, we have developed a hybrid system to sufficiently protect our residents' time on the inpatient service while allowing them to maintain continuity relationships with their patients.

Louisville is a wonderful place to live. In 2012 alone, Louisville received the International Compassionate City Award and was named by the Mayor's Council as the Most Livable City in the U.S. It is the home the 2013 Champion Louisville Cardinals Basketball team, the world-famous Kentucky Derby, as well as a variety of other sports activities including an Ironman Competition each fall. There are wonderful restaurants and festivals that occur throughout the year and Louisville is home to people from all over the world, creating a community that is very culturally diverse.

We are extremely proud of the accomplishments of our residency program and invite you to explore our website and see all that we can offer you for your training in internal medicine. You will find that our faculty is actively engaged in teaching and mentoring our trainees, our graduates are very well-regarded and heavily recruited, and Louisville is a delightful place to live.

Please do not hesitate to contact our office for more information, and I hope I have the opportunity to meet you in person during the interview season.

Barbara R. Casper, M.D., FACP

Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine Vice Chair of Education
Interim Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine, Palliative Medicine & Medical Education
Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program