University of Louisville Internal Medicine Residency Program

2021 IMRP incoming residents

Program Director: Jennifer R. Olges, M.D., MPH, FACP
Program Coordinators: Julia Clinkenbeard & Rita Matanich

Trainees, faculty recognized at 2022 IM Awards Day (5/26/22)

Match Day returns in style for UofL residency programs (3/18/22)

Mission Statement

The mission of the University of Louisville Internal Medicine Residency Program is to provide comprehensive education in general internal medicine which fully prepares its graduates to practice compassionate and evidence-based medicine in a variety of settings. We strive to create a supportive and challenging learning environment that offers strong mentorship, values diversity and inclusiveness, encourages intellectual curiosity and lifelong learning, and teaches physicians to work in inter-professional teams and to realize their roles as advocates for their patients and in their communities.

Welcome from The Director

Jennifer Olges, M.D., MPH, FACP

Jennifer Olges, M.D., MPH, FACP
Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program

When applicants come to visit us, I am often asked, “What sets UofL apart from other residency programs?”

Having trained in this program myself, and having been involved with its administration for the past 17 years, it is difficult for me to choose what I love best about it! Simply put, our residency program trains well-rounded physicians who are ready for the next step of their careers – whether in general internal medicine or a subspecialty – in a fun and challenging environment.

Here are some of the highlights:

  • Excellent mentorship - Every resident is assigned to one of the program directors for professional mentoring throughout the three years of residency. Professional growth, studying for boards, fellowship applications...we cover it all.
  • Diverse pathology - Having two major teaching sites – a UofL Health - UofL Hospital that serves as both a tertiary referral center and a hospital for the local urban population, and a VA Hospital – guarantees a wide range of patient care activities. UofL Health - Jewish Hospital (a downtown community hospital) as well as several other hospitals and doctors’ offices round out our residents’ experiences. Our residents feel prepared to take care of the "bread and butter medicine" as well as the "zebras!"
  • Collegial environment - Our residents and faculty are simply THE BEST!  We strive to create a learning environment that encourages a strong sense of teamwork. We have very high expectations for our residents, but we give you the tools to meet those expectations, and we have some fun along the way. Check out our Instagram page to learn more about our residents.
  • Balanced autonomy and supervision - Our graduates frequently tell us once they get "out in the world" they realize exactly how well they have been clinically trained. We attribute this to maintaining a careful balance between autonomy and supervision in our program.
  • Research and Scholarship Opportunities - Take a moment to check out the recent scholarly activity of our residents.
  • City of Louisville - Louisville is a wonderful place to live!  Many residents live in areas that have the feel of a neighborhood but are conveniently located very close by the hospitals where they work. Louisville is the home of the world-famous Kentucky Derby, as well as a variety of other sports activities including the Louisville Bats baseball team, the two-time USL champion Louisville City FC soccer team, and the new Racing Louisville FC of the National Women's Soccer League. 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. Frequently named on "top ten" lists for everything from excellent food to the arts, including a 2019 top 10 city for happiest workers in the U.S. and a top 15 city to where millennials are moving, Louisville offers the amenities of a city but with the welcoming atmosphere of a town.

I look forward to reviewing your application and meeting you during the next interview season! Please do not hesitate to contact our office if needed.

Jennifer R. Olges, M.D., MPH, FACP
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, Internal Medicine Training Program