UofL internal medicine training programs welcome new residents

Trainees welcomed with festive events as they prepare to set sail on next phase of their careers
UofL internal medicine training programs welcome new residents

New University of Louisville Internal Medicine residents enjoyed a carnival themed orientation as they prepared for their first day as trainees at UofL.


Hope springs eternal, and so it was for the incoming residents of the University of Louisville Internal Medicine Residency Program.

The Class of 2020 was welcomed recently with a carnival themed orientation program, and then hit the ground running on July 1 at the various facilities where they will train.

Directed by Dr. Jennifer Koch, the UofL Internal Medicine Residency Program completed a perfect match yet again in March 2017, filling 24 categorical and 13 preliminary positions.

In addition the Combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program, under the direction of Dr. Laura Workman, added five new members.

"This is such an exciting time of year for the program, as we welcome so many new physicians to our residency programs!," Koch said. "Internship is an amazing year full of hard work, lots of learning, and plenty of fun, as well."

The programs have a tradition of educational leadership with nearly all of the program's internal medicine residents having successfully matched into their choice of fellowship over the past five years.

Also adding to the excitement on July 1 was the return of management of University of Louisville Hospital, the program's primary training facility, to University Medical Center, a non-profit affiliate of UofL.

"We in the internal medicine residency program  are excited about the management transition of UofL Hospital," Koch said. "We know this will translate into a variety of positive changes for our residents, as well as for our patients!"