Pediatric Residency Program

The pediatric residency program at University of Louisville is home to 76 residents from thirty-nine medical schools in twenty-nine states and three countries. We asked our residents, faculty, ancillary and support staff their favorite things about the city and program:

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 Medicine-Pediatrics Combined Residency Program

This four-year special residency program, sponsored jointly by the Department of Medicine and Pediatrics, was established in the early 1980s. During the four years, residents participate in the basic services, continuity practices and electives of the two departments. Upon completion, Med-Peds physicians are eligible for board certification in both specialties.

Program AIMS

  • To train critically thinking general pediatricians who graduate from our program: feeling prepared to enter a variety of career fields; with ownership of their life-long learning; and with skills to lead at the institutional, community, and national level
  • To provide residents with the skills to advocate for their patients at all levels: the individual patient, the hospital or clinic, the community, and the population
  • Create a culture with emphasis on patient safety, personal accountability, and the willingness to continuously and objectively evaluate our practices to improve our quality of care
  • To promote a scholarly approach to clinical, teaching, and research activities and provide role modeling, mentoring, and basic skills that prepare our residents for a future in medicine
  • To recruit, retain, and engage a diverse workforce that represents the population we serve and to foster a nurturing and supportive environment that values diverse perspectives





Our program mission is to develop well-rounded, balanced physicians with a deep commitment to their patients, their profession, their community, and life-long learning
by providing a robust clinical environment, experiential curriculum, innovative teaching, opportunities for scholarly activity and attention to personal professional development
  • "Raise" the kind of pediatrician that makes us proud
  • Achieve our mission by being true to the strengths of our department
  • Allow residents the freedom to find their niche while encouraging personal accountability to their
    patients and themselves
  • Acceptance and Inclusion
  • Professionalism and respect to everyone, always
  • Advocacy -- community and safety
  • Well-being
  • Growth mindset
  • Self-regulated learning
  • Competence
  • Independence

Program Leadership

Sara Multerer, M.D.

Program Director
Professor of Pediatrics

After graduating cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Notre Dame, Dr. Multerer received her medical degree from Indiana University and then moved to Louisville for her pediatric residency training at University of Louisville. Upon completion of her residency, Sara was elected Richard S. Wolf Chief Resident and Lecturer for the program. At the end of her tenure as Chief Resident, Sara stayed on the faculty at the University of Louisville as a pediatric hospitalist with special interests in patient safety and quality improvement as well as resident education.

Dr. Multerer is beginning her sixth year as Program Director of the Pediatric residency after spending eight years in the role of Associate Program Director. She was also recently appointed Vice Chair for Medical Education for the Department of Pediatrics and promoted to Professor.

On a personal note, Sara is married to her high school sweetheart, Matt, and they are proud parents of twin girls.

Erin Owen, M.D.

Associate Program Director
Director of Pediatric Fellowships
Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Originally from Miamisburg, Ohio, Dr. Owen completed her undergraduate degree in Natural Sciences at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Erin then went on to attend medical school at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio.  She completed her pediatric residency at the University of Louisville in 2007 served as the Pediatric Chief Resident for the 2008-2009 academic year and completed a Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellowship in 2011.  She is currently a member of the Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine.  Dr. Owen became an Associate Program Director in 2017 and the Director of Pediatric Fellowships in 2021.

Dr. Owen has been Director of the Resident Patient Safety and Quality Improvement curriculum since 2017.  In 2021, Erin became the Director of Pediatric Fellowships helping to develop and oversee Common Fellow Curriculum (Research, Teaching, Quality Improvement, Professional Development, etc.) and Fellow Wellness.

In addition to her ICU responsibilities, Erin’s clinical interests primarily focus of Patient Safety and Quality Improvement.  She helped to create a hospital-wide initiative called SHERLOCK (Systematic Harm Evaluation Review and Learning to Optimize Care for Kids).  Dr. Owen also participates in Quality Improvement efforts at a national level through the Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigators – specifically Near4Kids, an international collaborative tasked with improving intubation safety.

Erin is married to her husband, Christopher, and together they are raising their daughter and two English Mastiffs.

Adam Patterson, M.D., M.Sc.

Associate Program Director
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Dr. Patterson was born and raised in Louisville.  He received his Bachelor of Science from Centre College in Danville, KY in 2006.  He then returned home for his medical training: Medical School, Pediatric Residency, and Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship.  Upon completion of Fellowship in 2017, he joined the faculty at the University of Louisville in the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine and as Associate Program Director for the Pediatric Residency.

Dr. Patterson has a background in athletics as a varsity basketball player for Centre College and an assistant coach for DuPont Manual High School in Louisville, which greatly influences his passion for coaching and mentorship in medical education.  He enjoys creating innovative educational experiences for trainees and guiding residents to find their own passions by leading programs such as pediatric career exploration and the Medical Education Track. 

He enjoys spending time with his wife, Marilyn, and their three sons, James, Alex, and Quentin.

Becca Hart, M.D., M.Sc.

Associate Program Director
Director of Scholarly Activity
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Dr. Hart is an Associate Program Director for the Pediatric Residency Program at the University of Louisville. Originally from New Albany, Indiana, Dr. Hart completed her undergraduate degree at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana before attending medical school at University of Louisville. She completed her pediatric residency at University of Louisville in 2015 and her Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship in 2018. She has been a member of the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine as faculty since 2018 and also served as Director of Scholarly Activity for the Pediatric Residency since that time. Dr. Hart became an Associate Program Director in 2021. 

Dr. Hart serves as the chair of the Pediatric Resident and Faculty Wellness Committee and also directs the Pediatric Emergency Medicine resident and student rotation. As Scholarly Activity Director she also leads the resident distinction track in research. In addition to her ED clinical work, Becca is also interested in medical education initiatives, public health, advocacy, and vaccinology research. with special interest in vaccination in non-traditional health settings.

Becca enjoys spending time outdoors, running, traveling, reading, gymnastics, Hoosier basketball, and most of all spending time with her husband, Daniel, and their twins, Rowan and Maren. 

Kimberly Boland, M.D.

Professor and Chair of Pediatrics
Dr. Billy F. Andrews Endowed Chair of Pediatrics
Chief of Staff, Norton Children's Hospital

Dr. Boland was raised in Louisville. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame and returned home to earn her medical degree from the University of Louisville. She then moved to St. Louis where she completed her residency and chief residency in Pediatrics at St. Louis Children’s Hospital at Washington University. After finishing her chief residency, she worked as a hospitalist for two years in a community hospital in St. Louis and then went on to complete a Pediatric Critical Care fellowship at Washington University. Dr. Boland again returned home to Louisville, where she spent five and a half years as a Pediatric Intensivist and filled the roles of Director of Resident Education for the Critical Care Division and Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship Director for one year at the University of Louisville. She left to pursue a career in general pediatrics for three years but was drawn back to the academic world to be part of the excitement and energy of the educational realm. She returned to the University of Louisville as Division Chief of General Inpatient Medicine and Director of the Pediatric Hospitalist Program at Norton Children’s Hospital and quickly became involved in resident education with subsequent appointment to an Associate Program Director role and then the Program Director role which she filled for nine years.

Dr. Boland currently serves as the Billy F. Andrews, M.D. Endowed Chair of Pediatrics.  She also serves the broader GME community as the Associate Dean for Resident Education.  She is the Past President for the Kentucky Chapter of the AAP and enjoys working in advocacy including with the the resident driven advocacy program PUSH (Pediatricians Urging Safety and Health). She is involved with many task forces and committees within the University and hospital.  Dr. Boland is focusing on growing our pediatric academic medical center to accomplish our four-pronged mission of excellence in clinical care, outstanding teaching, especially of the pediatric work force of tomorrow; research leading toward innovative and cutting-edge care; and community engagement, advocacy and promotion of equity, diversity, and inclusiveness.

Dr. Boland is married to an Irishman, and they have one red-headed daughter.

Program Curriculum and Requirements

Our program is structured to permit the physician to develop broad clinical expertise in general and primary care pediatrics as well as in-depth competence in the pediatric sub-specialties. We accomplish this by offering three progressive levels of training characterized by increasing complexity of clinical problems, increasing responsibility for patient care and increasing availability of elective time. The program mixes hands-on, bedside training, didactic sessions, one-on-one consultations, small group sessions and online learning that strives to meet all learning styles of our residents as well as getting broad exposure to specific areas that might be of interest as formal career paths.

Pediatric Level 1 (PGY-1)

This year is designed to provide a comprehensive experience in inpatient and outpatient pediatrics, a basic fund of knowledge of human growth and development and pediatrics diseases, and an opportunity to develop the basic clinical and technical skills involved in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of infants, children and adolescents. There is an emphasis on learning the pathophysiology of diseases in children and developing clinical judgment in caring for sick children.

All rotations are located at Norton Children's Hospital except for rotations on the newborn and neonatal intensive care units at University of Louisville Hospital.

Pediatric Level 2 (PGY-2)

Physicians who have completed one year of pediatric training and have fulfilled the requirements for medical licensure in the state of Kentucky are advanced to the second year of training. This year provides an opportunity for the physicians to improve clinical skills acquired during the first year, assume increasing levels of responsibility and patient care, and develop knowledge and skills in subspecialty areas. In addition to subspecialty rotations, PGY-2s rotate through the pediatric intensive care unit and neonatal intensive care unit assuming an increasing responsibility in patient care and in PGY-1s and medical student supervision and education.

Pediatric Level 3 (PGY-3)

Physicians in their third year of training assume maximum responsibility both for patient care and the supervision of junior house officers and medical students on the inpatient and outpatient services of Norton Children's Hospital and University of Louisville Hospital.

It is a year devoted to improving clinical judgment and preparation for practice or further sub-specialty training. In addition, the senior resident is expected to review medical literature pertinent to the problems of patients under their supervision and present this material to other house officers and students on rounds.

Sample Resident Annual Schedule

Disclaimer:  The following table is a general schedule only. There will be variability from resident to resident, year to year, but each resident over their three years will meet all ACGME training requirements.

PGY - 1PGY - 2PGY - 3
Rotation# blocksRotation# blocksRotation# blocks
Night Team0.5Night Team1Hem/Onc Nights0.5
Outpatient Block*3Outpatient Block*3Outpatient Block*1.5
Core Elective1Cardiology1Core Elective1
Individualized Curriculum Elective


Individualized Curriculum Elective2Individualized Curriculum Elective3.5
Overall Total13Overall Total13Overall Total13

Rotations in italics include elements of the Individualized Curriculum.

* The Outpatient block contains the following experiences:

  • PGY-1: Adolescent, Newborn, Career Exploration, Longitudinal Clinic
  • PGY-2: Ambulatory with Community Involvement, Behavior and Development, Career Exploration, Longitudinal Clinic
  • PGY-3: Ambulatory with Community Involvement, Individualized Curriculum Electives, Career Exploration, Longitudinal Clinic

X+Y and Block Scheduling

Our program is participating in a pilot study looking at an alternative method of resident scheduling called X+Y scheduling.  As part of this study, residents will do their outpatient rotations and longitudinal clinic in multiple two week rotations over the course of each year. This means that residents will not go to their longitudinal clinic on inpatient rotations such as the Wards or ICU.

The goals and anticipated advantages of this method are:

  • Minimizing conflict between inpatient and outpatient responsibilities
  • Improving resident “presence” on their rotations
  • Improving the predictability of clinic schedules to allow for more patient continuity
Sample Resident X/Y Schedule:

Starting with the 2021-2022 Academic year, both the Department of Pediatrics and Medicine have transitioned to Block Scheduling. Now, with thirteen four-week blocks, residents have more elective time each year when compared to the traditional twelve one-month intervals. Rotations are scheduled in two-to four-week blocks with interns and upper levels switching on different days allowing for continuity of care at the beginning and end of rotations. 

Where do I do my Longitudinal Outpatient Clinic? 

At the beginning of training, first-year residents are assigned to one of our three primary continuity sites - Norton Children's Medical Group - Novak Center Norton Children's Medical Group - Germantown, and Norton Children's Medical Group - Stonestreet for their longitudinal clinic. Residents attend their assigned outpatient clinic for a minimum of 36 half-day clinic experiences per year. Residents are able to watch patients grow and develop over three years and have the opportunity to  develop a strong bond with their patients and their families.

Our ambulatory faculty act as mentors and preceptors and conduct structured clinical observations. Residents also complete an online curriculum on common pediatric outpatient topics and discussions on these modules are facilitated by outpatient clinic faculty.

The longitudinal outpatient experience is designed to provide the house officer with a view of growth and development and disease evolution in the pediatric patient that encompasses the spectrum of birth through adolescence. Residents have the opportunity to recruit patients into their clinic throughout all three years of training. Patients may be recruited during the nursery, wards or emergency department rotations.

Our clinics serve over 50,000 of the most vulnerable patients in our community.

Individualized Curriculum

We know that all residents have their own path, and this may change during the course of training. With early exposure to career interests as an intern, mentorship to discuss career goals and needs throughout residency, and guidance from division education leaders, our residents are prepared for life after residency. No matter your desired career path, our individualized curriculum guides each resident toward their future career.

Career Exploration

At the beginning of intern year, each resident will schedule a longitudinal career exploration experience that they will choose based on their anticipated career pathway. Over the course of the first two years, residents will spend 1-2 half days during their Y (outpatient) block with the division of their choice. The activities in those exploration opportunities have been specifically tailored by divisional education leaders to provide a broad range of exposure to their fields, giving a true taste of life in that specialty. If a resident's career path changes over time, as it often does, the career exploration assignment can be modified accordingly.

During the intern year, each resident will have the opportunity for:

  • One month of ward service choice: One month of ward experience on a team that focuses on the subspecialty patient population of the resident's choosing
  • Individualized Curriculum mentor: Each intern chooses a mentor at the beginning of residency to provide them with objective career advice and guidance over the course of the three-year residency. This mentor will meet with the resident at least annually to assist in this process.

At the beginning of the second year, each resident will choose a career-focused pathway. Options include:

  • Primary Care
    • Community Private Practice
    • Academic General Pediatrics
    • Rural General Pediatrics
  • Hospital Medicine
    • Community
    • Academic
  • Neonatology
  • Emergency Medicine/Critical Care
  • Subspecialty Fellowship
    • Adolescent
    • Allergy/Immunology
    • Behavior/Development
    • Cardiology
    • Endocrinology
    • Gastroenterology
    • Genetics
    • Hematology/Oncology
    • Hospital Medicine
    • Infectious Diseases
    • Nephrology
    • Neurology
    • Pulmonary Medicine
    • Rheumatology
  • Global Health

Each pathway contains required elements as deemed necessary by faculty in each field as well as "Menu Options" from which residents will choose. Each pathway will also have strongly recommended subspecialty core electives which are separate from the six months of Individualized Curriculum. For example, the resident above might choose electives in Infectious Diseases, Hematology/Oncology, Neurology, and Allergy, which are applicable to his or her career but are in addition to the six months of Individualized Curriculum. 


Core Electives

Residents are required to complete at least four core electives as one-month blocks.

  • Allergy/Immunology
  • Cardiology
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Genetics
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Pulmonary Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Other Electives

These are examples of electives may be taken in two- or four-week blocks. We are constantly adding to this list based on resident feedback.

Cardiac Critical Care (Advanced)Hospital Medicine (Advanced)Poverty & Social Justice
Cardiology (Advanced)International MedicinePrivate Practice
Care of the Complex Patients (HOTI)Infectious Diseases (Advanced Transplant ID)*Pulmonology (Advanced)
Center for Courageous KidsGlobal HealthRadiology
Child AdvocacyMedical EducationResearch
Critical Care (Advanced)Mental & Behavioral HealthSurgery (pediatric)
Emergency Medicine (Advanced)Neonatology (Advanced)Ultrasound
Endocrinology (Advanced)Nephrology (Advanced)
Gastroenterology (Advanced)Ophthalmology
Hematology/Oncology (Advanced)Orthopedics/Sports Medicine (Pediatric)
Hematology/Oncology (Outpatient)Palliative Care

Distinction Tracks & Additional Opportunities

Distinction Tracks

Extracurricular distinction tracks are available for residents interested in careers involving Child Advocacy, Global Health, Medical Education, and/or Research. Use the links below for more information about each track.

Child Advocacy Track

Global Health Track

Medical Education Track

Research Track

Additional Curriculum 

Resident Wellness
Our program incorporates wellness into everyday work as well as providing fun activities at work and throughout the city.

Leadership Opportunities
Explore ways to get involved with university and hospital organizations and have your voice heard

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion 

Our residency program is committed to providing an inclusive environment for our patients, our students, our residents, and our faculty.  

We are committed to UofL's Cardinal Anti-Racism agenda and excited about Norton Healthcare's $20 million commitment over 5 years to address health equity, ensure primary care for the community, hire a leadership team that reflects community demographics, educate and advocate about health policy issues, and and invest in underserved areas of Louisville.


Our committee exists:

  • to identify weaknesses and strengths within our residency program as it relates to promotion of a diverse workforce;
  • to help foster a nurturing and supportive environment that values diverse perspectives;
  • to create a sustainable model to strive for continuous improvements in our diversity, equity, and inclusion practices.

All of these with the ultimate goal of training a diverse workforce of pediatricians who are equipped to provide culturally competent care to a diverse population of patients

We want our pediatric residency program:
  • to be considered among the best at providing culturally competent education both within UL GME but also among regional pediatric residency programs;
  • to have a workforce (both trainees and faculty) that better reflects the population we serve; to retain a diverse group of students, residents, and faculty;
  • and to be a model of engagement of different perspectives so that all can thrive
  • Celebration of diverse backgrounds
  • Learning from the experiences of others
  • Work as an inclusive team
  • Systems of support and mentorship
  • Safe, open environment
  • Student engagement
  • Equality
  • Belonging
  • Compromise
  • Cultural humility
  • Integrity
  • Recruitment and retention education
  • Overcome challenges and discrimination

 University and School of Medicine Resources:

  • The University of Louisville School of Medicine has received national attention for its implementation of eQuality and is the first medical school in the nation to implement the AAMC competencies to care for individuals who are LGBTQ, gender non-conforming, and born with differences in sexual development (DSD). Our LGBT center is a great resource for everyone.

Resident Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

Our vision is that this group will write our program policies on diversity, equity, and inclusion, inform our recruitment and orientation processes, and engage with the medical school and the great work already underway. We seek for a broad representation with this committee. However, members do not need to identify as an under-represented person in medicine to participate. The call for participation will go out with the general committee interest above. 

DEI Book Club - Each year, our residents sign-up to participate in this book club to read literature and discuss topics related to DEI with each other and the UofL Dept. of Peds DEI committee.

Health Disparities Research in Pediatrics:

  • Amber Pendleton, MD: LGBTQ Adolescent Health in Louisville: An approach to identify and assess local priorities
  • The Pediatric Primary Care Project: Breaking the Cycle of Toxic Stress (along with the Division of General Pediatrics)
  • Kasi Eastep, DO:  Opioid Prescriptions Among Children Enrolled in Kentucky Medicaid:  A Review of a Recent Cohort
  • Jenny Smith, MD:  Impact of Refugee Status on Mental Health in Latino Children
  • Courtney Sumner, MD:  Improving a Residency Program’s Training and Confidence in Caring for Children Presenting with Gender Dysphoria in a Primary Care Setting
  • Kirsten Drucker, PsyD; Christopher Poitevien, PhD & Chelsea VanderWoude, PhD:  Assessing Resiliency Resources: Identifying and Reducing Barriers to Minority Adolescent Referral and Completion to a Manualized Intervention for Chronic Illness Coping
  • Katie Burgener: Quality of life and psychologic comorbidities in youth with gender dysphoria
  • Zheyi Teoh: Healthcare barriers for Congolese refugee children in Louisville, KY: Parental perception and narratives through focus group discussions
  • Jennie Green: A retrospective review of failure to thrive admissions and the potential role of implicit bias
  • Alyse Elkins: Evaluation of a new e-module for teaching pediatric resident physicians about online sexual exploitation of children

 Community Resources:


Take a look at the benefits package you'll get as a pediatric resident at UofL - 2023 UofL Benefits Guide


Four weeks of vacation is given at all levels.

A 10% discount is available on books and supplies with a valid University of Louisville Identification Card.

Initial resident licensure fees are paid by the university and renewal resident licensure fees are paid by the department.

Beepers are provided to all house staff, including the batteries to keep them going (we'll recycle your old ones, too!).

We love the altruism shown by our residents, but even so, we provide annual stipends for their hard work. Stipends for House Staff for the 2022-2023 academic year are as follows:

PGY LevelAnnualMonthly

Stipend rates based on 2.5% increase for all PG levels


Parking Permits
Free parking in the attached, covered Norton Children's Hospital garage and all other Norton garages downtown.

Book Allowance
All first-year residents in good standing in the program receive a generous book allowance as well as MedStudy.

Study Aids
All third-year residents receive Laughing Your Way to Passing the Pediatric Boards.

Board Review
All second-year residents in good standing in the program are provided with MedStudy, and third-years in good standing in the program earn a stipend for a board review course to be attended following graduation.

On call meals are provided at both Norton Children's Hospital and UofL Hospital.

Ward Support
Nurse Clinicians:  In response to resident feedback, Norton Children's Hospital provides a nurse clinician for each ward team to aid in completing work involving communication and patient care. This team of nurses also provides month-to-month continuity.

AAP Membership
Resident memberships are provided to the American Academy of Pediatrics including subscriptions to PREP and Pediatrics in Review.

Residents are eligible to purchase student athletic tickets, which are offered at reduced rates through the Athletics Department.


Insurance Plans
The University offers a complete package of insurance coverage for our residents and their families, including health, dental, vision, prescription, Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), Life, Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D), Supplemental Life, Short Term Disability and Long Term Care. Detailed plan information can be found on the University of Louisville Human Resources site.

Residents are considered "eligible employees" and may contribute monies to any of UofL's retirement plans.

Worker's Compensation
All house staff are covered under the Kentucky Worker's Compensation statutes for injuries incurred while engaged in regularly assigned duties.

Professional Liability Insurance (Malpractice)
Professional liability insurance is provided by the University of Louisville or by affiliated hospitals through contract agreement.

Preventive Health Program
Hepatitis B immunization, an annual TB skin test, and flu shots are required and furnished free of charge to all residents. Additionally, COVID-19 testing and monitoring is also provided free of charge.

For more information, please visit the UofL Employee Benefits page

Online Learning Opportunities

Anytime, anywhere learning comes to the residency program by way of an array of tools and websites for residents. All resident and departmental educational conferences are offered through virtual platforms. Further examples of online educational resources include streaming presentations developed in-house by the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Division, Cardiology talks created by current residents, Mount Sinai Keystones of Development curriculum modules, Quality Improvement modules from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, online nutrition seminars from Abbott, and the Johns Hopkins Pediatric Ambulatory Care Curriculum online. From entry into the program to graduation, residents are given resources to help prepare for each stage of their program. 


Our Learning Management System (LMS), Blackboard, is home to online lectures and quizzes; interactive patient care modules such as SoftChalk; and serves as a repository for important articles, documents, links, and presentations for resident education.  It can be accessed anywhere as long as you have an internet connection. We also stream our live noon conference didactics using Blackboard Collaborate for residents who are working remotely or rotating at off site locations.


Our chief residents manage the resident schedules online using the web-based tool, Amion. Residents can view the entire house staff schedule as well as create custom views of their own schedule for all rotations by day, month or year.


Residents can logon anytime, anywhere to MedHub and enter their work hours and procedure logs, download needed forms and review up-to-date announcements. The management software is also home to rotation goals and objectives and resident evaluations. A one-stop shop!

Microsoft Office 365

Residents are granted access to a full complement of tools through the Microsoft Office 365 Suite including Outlook, Word and PowerPoint.  Resident groups are able to work remotely through Microsoft Teams.

Adobe Creative Suite

University trainees, faculty, and staff have subscription access to more than 20 Adobe programs, including desktop and mobile apps as well as hundreds of online tutorials. 

Board Review Support

Each resident receives a generous Board Review support package including:

  • Text book stipend during intern year
  • Free MedStudy during their first and second year
  • Free PediaLink access to PREP The Curriculum® all three years
  • Free copy of Laughing Your Way to Passing the Pediatric Boards, by Stu Silverstein, MD, as a third year
  • Stipend for board review materials at the end of training
  • Our noon conference curriculum is created directly from ACGME guidelines and ABP suggested materials

Pediatric Resident Survival Guide

All incoming residents are given access to a booklet titled “Pediatric Resident Survival Guide”, a handy reference guide includes charts, guidelines, contact lists and tips useful for everyday patient encounters. This resource was created by a former resident and is maintained through the Office of Medical Education.

Transition Checklist, Your Final Year of Residency Training

Created by our Office of Medical Education for our graduating residents, this resource will aid your transition to a clinical practice setting, academic position or fellowship training.

Medical Education Conference Curriculum

We have created a diverse, well-rounded learning environment to prepare our residents for superior patient care and impart the knowledge to manage their profession as pediatricians.

Core Conference - Daily noon conferences provide the residents with a rolling, 18-month comprehensive core curriculum of pediatric topics as determined by the chief residents and program director. These are chosen from the ABP, PREP and ACGME core medical knowledge themes. Lectures are given by UofL faculty in the Department of Pediatrics.

Business Side of Medicine - These monthly lectures cover topics such as contract negotiation, what to do if you’ve been subpoenaed, malpractice coverage, and creating your CV.

Child Advocacy (P.U.S.H.) -  Each month, residents meet to discuss issues related to child advocacy within the framework of the resident-led child advocacy program, P.U.S.H. These meetings are a combination of project planning sessions as well as didactic sessions focusing on topics pertinent to child advocacy.

Communication - Delivering difficult news is never easy, but our communication curriculum gives residents the skills necessary to handle this challenging responsibility as well as more routine tasks such as phone consults and patient handoffs. On a monthly basis, residents meet to focus on communication as it relates to patients and their families as well as other healthcare professionals. With a goal of exceeding the ACGME's core competencies of Interpersonal and Communication Skills and Professionalism, the communication curriculum is delivered in a variety of formats through a combination of workshops, video sessions and standardized patient encounters over 18 months.

Grand Rounds - This is a weekly, one-hour conference that is available to all pediatric faculty and residents. A wide variety of topics pertinent to general pediatrics are covered. These sessions are given by a combination of invited speakers and faculty within the department.

Medical Education Business Meetings - During these monthly meetings, resident issues and ideas for program improvement are discussed openly among the residents, chief residents, program director, associate program directors and office staff.

Mentoring program - Each resident chooses a mentor during their intern year. Interns chose faculty who have similar interests both in and out of medicine. Once chosen, residents and mentors meet independently. Topics covered during these meetings include: clinical performance, program engagement and time management, personal wellness, lifelong learning, and planning for the future.

Morbidity and Mortality (M&M) - Each month, faculty, residents, and students participate in this resident-led, multidisciplinary conference aimed at improving patient safety and quality of care. Cases are chosen by the Pediatric M&M Committee, consisting of pediatric residents, chief residents, and faculty.

Morning Report - We kick off each morning with a board-style "question-of-the-day" which is answered in a team environment with learning points discussed by the chief residents. This is followed by morning report, a daily session that offers a format for residents to learn about latest clinical practice in the hospital and relevant pediatric topics, hosted by several speakers from multidisciplinary teams such as subspecialist fellows and attendings, chief residents, pharmacists, respiratory therapists, psychologists, and more.

PREP Party - Based on resident feedback, we implemented a new approach to board study where the residents work through board review questions related  to a "specialty of the month." The conference is led by a Chief Resident and guest faculty member from the selected specialty who helps facilitate discussion and expand on the questions/explanations. PREP Party occurs during noon conference once a month. 

Resident Grand Rounds - All pediatric faculty, residents and students are invited to attend this weekly conference where interesting case-based presentations are made by Pediatric and Med-Peds residents. 

Quality Improvement and Patient Safety - Our Quality Improvement (QI) and Patient Safety curriculum consists of monthly sessions with brief didactics on common QI methods/topics. These didactics are followed by working meetings in which residents participate in team-based QI and safety projects both in the hospital and in our clinics. Residents work with faculty and nursing mentors on process evaluation, root cause analysis, and designing and implementing Plan-Do-Study-Act(PDSA) cycles. Residents take turns acting as the "Champion" for their team, moving their projects forward between these noon meetings.

Wellness Curriculum - The wellness curriculum includes quarterly noon sessions focused on topics like nutrition, exercise, coping with grief and stress and other topics related to personal wellness; Fun Friday "free lunch hours" on the fifth Friday of the month; assistance from the OME regarding burnout, stress, depression or other concerns; formation of a spouse/significant other support group; and monthly community events. Additionally, “Resilience Rounds” gives residents the opportunity to debrief and process difficult events in either written or discussion format. These sessions are moderated by our clinical psychology staff who can also provide tips for coping with stress and building resilience. 

Additional Conferences & Workshops

Crisis Management Program with Simulation - Pediatric residents participate in 2-4 simulated crisis management scenarios per academic year as part of our Crisis Management Program. We created numerous emergent scenarios that require residents to demonstrate skills in airway management and intubation, cardiac arrest and CPR, arrhythmia management and defibrillation, shock management, seizure management, needle thoracostomy, and more. These sessions include an orientation, the session itself, and a debriefing period. Assessment of knowledge, patient care, systems based practice, communication and team dynamics are completed by the team about themselves and the experience. The faculty preceptors and nurses involved also complete evaluations that are available to the resident for review.

Residents as Teachers - Residents as Teachers (RATs), first offered in 2007, is a full day workshop for residents in all specialties to teach, discuss, and practice the principles of adult education that will help them in teaching medical students, patients, other residents, and of course faculty and staff. Offered four times during intern year, this interactive curriculum includes small group work supported by clinicians and medical educators as facilitators and standardized patients to help residents practice new instructional skills.

Scholarly Activity

Throughout our program, our residents work with their faculty mentors on scholarly activity in a planned progression, building on ideas formulated during their intern year and culminating in a presentation for the entire Department of Pediatrics during their senior year. Prizes are awarded to the top projects in several categories. Winners are announced during the graduation ceremony among peers, faculty, family and friends.

The learning objectives of the scholarly project are to:

  • improve understanding of a particular subject area related to child health;
  • improve skills in critical review of the medical literature and understanding of research methods;
  • develop personal experience in the advancement of medical knowledge; and
  • develop improved foundations in one or more of the following:
    1) advocacy or public health policy for children;
    2) preparation for research requirements for subspecialty fellowships;
    3) patient care quality improvement, and/or;
    4) practice-based continuing medical education.

Throughout their training, residents develop these skills through various avenues, such as lectures, small-group sessions, and individual work with their mentors.  Additionally, residents receive assistance identifying a mentor and project via a series of three Research Oversight Committee (ROC) meetings.  At ROCs, residents initially give a brief overview of their career goals and potential scholarly interests, and peers and faculty are available to provide feedback, generate ideas, and build connections or network.  As residents progress, ROCs provide a chance to give updates, seek guidance, and troubleshoot projects in an informal, non-threatening environment.

Additionally, a Research Track is available for residents interested in research-focused careers or accelerated exposure to research and scholarship.

2022 Scholarly Activity Booklet

Our graduating residents and fellows presented scholarly activity projects to an esteemed panel of judges as well as University of Louisville and Norton Healthcare faculty, staff and trainees.

Scholarly Activity Award winners

Resident Poster Sessions: 

Category - Original Research

Category - Curriculum Development/QI/Case Report

Fellow Research Presentations:

Category - Original Research

2022 Graduation Awards

On June 17th, we celebrated graduation with 24 Peds residents, 3 Med/Peds residents, 2 child neurology residents, 12 fellows, 3 child psychology interns, 3 child psychiatry residents, and 1 post-doctoral fellow. During the ceremony we announced the following awards:

  • Ancillary Staff Award:  Alli Overfield, RN
  • Clinical Professor of the Year:  Brittany Badal, MD
  • Division of the Year:  Pediatric Critical Care
  • Dr. J. Scott Robinson Memorial Award:  Natalie Henderson, MD
  • Dr. Thomas H. Pinkstaff Child Advocacy Award:  Brit Anderson, MD
  • David H. Adamkin Award in Neonatology: Shelbye Schweinhart, MD
  • Rookie of the Year:  Jacob Ritchie, MD
  • Kentucky Chapter of the AAP Award: Atalee Cummings, DO and Naomi Warnick, MD
  • Pediatric Academic Achievement Awards: Dylan Vish, MD [PGY-1], Ayush Gupta, MD [PGY-2], and Benjamin McMillion, DO
  • Compassionate Pediatrician Award:  Atalee Cummings, DO
  • Robert G. Spurling Memorial Award:  Meagan Doyle, MD

2022 Division Awards

Each year, our divisions reward a select few of our residents for their exemplary work and dedication to patient care. 

  • Pediatric Cardiology Award: Andrew Van Hersh, DO [PGY-2]
  • Excellence in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine: Sam Wirkowski, DO and Anh Nguyen, DO
  • Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Award: Anh Nguyen, DO and Asope Elder, MD
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine Senior Resident Award: Naomi Warnick, MD
  • Continuity Practice Award (Eastern Parkway): Atalee Cummings, DO
  • Continuity Practice Award (Gen Peds-Novak): Meagan Doyle, MD
  • Continuity Practice Award (Stonestreet): Elisa Spindel, DO
  • Excellence in Pediatric Hospital Medicine: Ariel Carpenter, MD
  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases Award: Benjamin McMillion, DO
  • Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Award: Lauren Hernandez, DO
  • Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine Award: Rose Hawkins, MD [PGY-2] & Kyndall Smith, MD [PGY-2]
  • Pediatric Nephrology Award: Asope Elder, MD
  • Pediatric Neurology Award: Meagan Doyle, MD

Pediatricians Urging Safety and Health (PUSH) is a resident-led, resident-driven advocacy group that promotes child health at the local, state, and national level through legislative and community outreach. We collaborate with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), State of Kentucky, local schools, and community partners. PUSH leaders host the program’s monthly advocacy conference and help curate the advocacy curriculum and facilitate discussion of relevant topics in children’s health alongside our faculty advisors. Residents with a particular interest in advocacy can join PUSH for more robust advocacy training and experience.

PUSH’s involvement spans from managing a garden for the local food bank to talking to our senators in Washington, DC about issues impacting the health of our children. Every year, we send a large group of residents to Children’s Day at the Capitol and 3-4 residents to the AAP Legislative Conference in Washington, DC. We also host a friendly resident competition called the “Tri-Resident Cup” each year. Our 2021 Tri-Resident Cup resulted in nearly 1700 canned goods donated to our resident clinic food pantries as well as Dare to Care, 4,400 books donated to our clinics, 200 emails/calls to our legislators, and $1050 for community safety equipment as an excellent turn out and participation from our residents! We were the proud recipients of the Leonard P. Rome CATCH Visiting Professorship Grant for 2019-2020 and had the pleasure of working with Dr. Ben Hoffman to strengthen our advocacy training, increase the sustainability of our projects, and enhance collaboration within our community.  


PUSH celebrated a year full of advocacy in 2020-2021!

  • Smoketown Community Garden
  • Lexi Memorial - 5K for Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky
  • Tri-Resident Cup
  • Mask for Kids Campaign (see photo)
  • Family Scholar House Pack-A-Backpack
  • Increasing awareness for online reading and book options to families in resident clinics.
  • Children's Advocacy Day at the Capitol
  • University of Louisville School of Medicine Gun Violence Prevention Week
  • Norton Children's & Hospital Week: Building Healthy Superheroes


Though the Covid-19 Pandemic created barriers to being out in the community, we are hopeful to continue many of our other advocacy events this year, including:

  • Southwest Kindergarten ReadyFest
  • Norton's Splash 'n Dash
  • Family Resource & Youth Service Centers Back to School Fest
  • Smoketown Family Wellness Neighborhood Celebration
  • Smoketown Trunk or Treat

We are looking forward to another great year of advocacy!

Learn more about the Department of Pediatrics

To see more PUSH activity, follow us on Instagram

Meet Our Team


Current Member(s)

Position Description


Kaquanta Barlow

Juan Gallegos

Presidents will work together to help create the framework for PUSH.

Tasks Include:

  • Setting up the monthly PUSH noon conferences, including choosing topics and inviting speakers
  • Collaborating with the community to plan and organize monthly volunteer events
  • Working with medical students in the Pediatrics Student Interest Group and Student National Medical Association (SNMA) to increase community presence and collaborative initiatives
  • Facilitating the legislative and community branches of PUSH to ensure projects are executed as scheduled
  • Act as delegates to AAP on behalf of the department

Co-Presidents Elect 

Victoria Thompson

Paris Yamek

Presidents elect utilize the elect year to learn how the organization runs, get to know community partners, and act as additional support to the executive committee.

Executive Committee

Amber Hussain

Ben Lyvers

Andrea Nicholson

Pat O'Donnell

Hannah Frudden

Alexandra Anderson

Ally Howard

Kaitlyn West

Kaitlyn Middaugh

The executive committee works together to engage various local and community partners to facilitate outreach events and projects. This committee also works as a liaison between our advocacy group and our Kentucky state legislators.

Tasks Include:

    • Acting as a liaison between our group and Smoketown Wellness Center, a local downtown neighborhood multipurpose health center that has created opportunities for advocacy through medical care, food security, and summer programs/events
    • Facilitating sexual health advocacy by coordinating educational sessions with local middle and high schools, creation of educational materials, and advocacy for comprehensive sexual health education at the school board level
    • Collaboration with local food pantries and farmers to provide access to health foods for all members of our community
    • Organizing our participation in Children’s Day at the Capitol by setting up meetings with state legislators
    • Following legislative updates from the AAP Department of Federal Affairs and facilitating discussion and engagement within our group when relevant
    • Coordinating letter writing and social media campaigns on topics related to children’s health
    • Navigating our group’s social media presence and digital advocacy efforts
    • Acting as event leaders for various community outreach events by serving as a point contact for community partners and facilitating resident participation.

Faculty Advisors

Brit Anderson

Kim Boland


Amber Pendleton

Sara Multerer


Pediatric Residents:

First Year Residents | Second Year Residents | Third Year Residents 

Medicine Pediatric Residents

2022-2023 Doctor Richard. S. Wolf Chief Residents

Meagan Doyle, MD
Hometown: Cumming, GA
Undergrad: University of Georgia | Athens, GA
Medical School: Mercer University School of Medicine | Savannah, GA
Personal Interests: I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, hiking, exploring new places (and eating new foods), and of course watching UGA football - Go Dawgs! 
Future Goals in Medicine: General Pediatrics

Caitlin Grace, MD
Hometown : Westerville, OH
Undergrad : University of Notre Dame | Notre Dame, IN
Medical School : Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine | Maywood, IL
Personal Interests : Running, climbing, lacrosse, card or board games, and spending time with family and friends. 
Future Goals in Medicine : Combined Med-Peds Hospitalist, Global Health, and Medical Education 

Graduate Job Placement

We’re proud of having 100% placement for our graduates – from prestigious fellowships to private practice, our residents graduate from our program with a successful start in their careers as pediatricians.

2022 Pediatric Residency Alumni

ResidentPost-Residency PositionLocation
Nichole Artz, M.D.


Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC

Stephanie Bland, D.O.

Group Practice

Nationwide Children's Faculty
The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH

Atalee Cummings, D.O.Group PracticeGeneral Pediatrician
Cumberland Family Medical Center
Burkesville, KY
Meagan Doyle, M.D.Dr. Richard S. Wolf Resident & Lecturer

University of Louisville
Louisville, KY

Asope Elder, M.D.Private PracticeVersailles Pediatrics
Cumberland Family Medical Centers
Versailles, KY
Jenny Gray, M.D.FellowshipPediatric Cardiology
Washington University
St. Louis, MO
Lauren Hernandez, D.O.FellowshipPediatric Hematology/Oncology
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC
Caroline Jackson, M.D.FellowshipNeonatal-Perinatal Medicine
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY
Josh Kim, D.O.FellowshipPediatric Emergency Medicine
Children's Hospital of Michigan
Detroit, MI
Chrissy McKinney, M.D.FellowshipPediatric Hospital Medicine
Children's Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI
Ben McMillion, D.O.FellowshipPediatric Infectious Diseases
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Ali Mientus, M.D.Group PracticeFaculty, UofL General Pediatrics
NCMG - Stonestreet
Louisville, KY
Anh Nguyen, D.O.FellowshipPediatric Critical Care
Seattle Children's Hospital
Seattle, Washington
Sabryna Robbin, D.O.Group PracticeGeneral Pediatrician
Norton Children's Medical Group
Jeffersontown, KY
Sara Santiaguel, M.D.FellowshipPediatric Cardiology
St. Louis University
St. Louis, MI
Shelbye Schweinhart, M.D.FellowshipNeonatal-Perinatal Medicine
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY
Mike Scott, D.O.FellowshipPediatric Cardiology
Riley Hospital for Children
Indianapolis, Indiana
Elisa Spindel, D.O.Group PracticeOutpatient Pediatrics
Mercer Pediatrics
Harrodsburg, KY
Kyle Stewart, M.D.Private PracticeOldham County Pediatrics
LaGrange, KY
Beau Swisher, M.D.

Group Practice

Pediatrics of Bullitt County
Mt. Washington, KY

Jenny Timmons, D.O.FellowshipNeonatal-Perinatal Medicine
West Virginia University
Morgantown, WV
Devin VanWanzeele, D.O.FellowshipPediatric Hospital Medicine
University of Nebraska
Omaha, NE
Naomi Warnick, M.D., J.D.FellowshipPediatric Emergency Medicine
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY
Sam Wirkowski, D.O.FellowshipPediatric Critical Care
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY

2021 Pediatric Residency Alumni

ResidentPost-Residency PositionLocation
Jack Buelter, M.D.General PediatricsCompass Health Network
Warrenton, Missouri
Michelle Degen, M.D.FellowshipPediatric Cardiology
Yale New Haven Children's Hospital
New Haven, Connecticut
Addie Dodson, M.D.Dr. Richard S. Wolf Resident & LecturerUniversity of Louisville
Amy Fletcher, M.D.General PediatricsThe Child & Adolescent Clinic
Paragould, Arkansas
Molly Flottman, M.D.FellowshipPediatric Critical Care
University of Louisville
Lindsay Gamble, M.D.Group PracticeFrankfort Pediatrics
Frankfort, Kentucky
Cristina Giles, MDFellowshipSleep Medicine
University of Colorado/National Jewish Health
Denver, Colorado
Elle Greer, D.O.FellowshipPediatric Emergency Medicine
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, South Carolina
Caleb Huber, M.D.Outpatient MedicineEskenazi Health Center Forest Manor
Indianapolis, Indiana
Sherif Ibrahim, M.D.


Pediatric Gastroenterology
Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Cincinnati, Ohio

Natt Juneau, D.O.FellowshipNeonatal-Perinatal Medicine
University of Louisville
John-Emmett Mahon, M.D.Group PracticeMercer Pediatrics
Harrodsburg, Kentucky
Ginny Menche, M.D.Group PracticeFrankfort Pediatrics
Frankfort, Kentucky
Emily Montgomery, M.D.


Pediatric Endocrinology
University of Louisville

Fletcher Osborne, M.D.FellowshipPediatric Infectious Diseases
University of Florida Health & Wolfson Children's Hospital
Jacksonville, Florida
Ankura Patel, D.O.Group PracticeSarasota Memorial Hospital
Sarasota, Florida
Erica Ramsey, M.D.General PediatricsLouisville, Kentucky
Sydney Shepherd, M.D.General PediatricsLouisville, Kentucky
Angela Sibilia, D.O.Group PracticeGrowing Kids Pediatrics
New Albany, Indiana
Julia Springate-Spalding, M.D.FellowshipNeonatal-Perinatal Medicine
University of Louisville
Julia Sparks, M.D.Dr. Richard S. Wolf Resident & LecturerUniversity of Louisville
Briana Trischan, M.D.FellowshipPalliative Care
University of Louisville
Esper Wadih, M.D.FellowshipPediatric Emergency Medicine
University of Louisville
Ashley Wethall, M.D.FellowshipNeonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Nationwide Children's Hospital
Columbus, Ohio

2020 Pediatric Residency Alumni

ResidentPost-Residency PositionLocation
Sathvik Balaram, M.D.FellowshipPediatric Allergy & Immunology
Saint Louis University
L. Beth Brooks, M.D.Group PracticeGlasgow, Kentucky
Christina S. Brown, M.D.Group PracticeLouisville, Kentucky
Jeremy T. Brown, M.D.FellowshipPediatric Endocrinology
Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Diane Buckley, M.D.FellowshipNeonatal Medicine
University of Louisville
Katherine Burgener, M.D.FellowshipPediatric Endocrinology
Washington University
M. Andrea Calvo, MDGroup PracticeHarker Heights, Texas
Ashlee Christmas, D.O.FellowshipPediatric Critical Care
University of Tennessee
Anya Dabrusco, M.D.Group PracticeHigh Point, North Carolina
Alyse Elkins, M.D.

Group Practice

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Adam Gasser, M.D., Ph.D.FellowshipPediatric Hematology/Oncology
Brooke Gustafson, M.D.FellowshipPediatric Pulmonary Medicine
Nationwide Children's Hospital
Seth Harris, D.O.Dr. Richard S. Wolf Resident & LecturerUniversity of Louisville
Matthew D. Jackson, M.D.

Group Practice

New Albany, Indiana

Rachael E. Janoso, M.D.Group PracticeBrighton, Colorado
Judith M. Kabat, M.D.Dr. Richard S. Wolf Resident & LecturerUniversity of Louisville
Daniel Kahn, M.D.FellowshipNeonatal Medicine
University of Louisville
Bradford T. Miller, M.D.FellowshipPediatric Gastroenterology
Riley Hospital for Children
Priyanka Saxena, D.O.Group Practice/ResearchCalifornia Department of Public Health
Christen Seaman, M.D.FellowshipPediatric Critical Care
University of North Carolina
Jenna Still, M.D.Group PracticeLouisville, Kentucky
Tabitha Townsend, M.D.Pediatric HospitalistFlorence, South Carolina
Brent Troy, M.D.FellowshipPediatric Emergency Medicine
Emory University
Ryan Williams, M.D.FacultyDepartment of Pediatrics
University of Louisville

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How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in the University of Louisville Pediatric Residency Program. Each year, we accept 24 categorical pediatric residents, 2-3 pediatric neurology residents and 5 med/peds residents. We accept residency applications at the PGY-1 level only. Applicants must receive their medical degree and successfully pass USMLE/COMLEX Step I and II before the start of residency.

For Internal Medicine/Pediatrics application information, click here.

Fellowship application information can be found on each fellowship’s webpage. See a list of available fellowship programs .

Application Packet

We accept applications only via the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) . The following information must be included in your application to be considered complete. Applications that do not include this information will not be considered.

  • ERAS Common Application Form
  • CV
  • Personal Statement
  • Dean’s Letter
  • 3 letters of recommendation (minimum)
  • Medical School Transcript
  • USMLE/COMLEX Step I Score Report
  • USMLE/COMLEX Step 2 Score Report (when available)
  • Recent Photograph (requested, not required)

International Medical Graduates and International Applicants

Foreign nationals must meet visa and medical licensure requirements for residency training.

Either a permanent resident card or a J1 visa sponsored through the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) is required. The University of Louisville School of Medicine does not utilize the H1B visa for residency training in its ACGME accredited programs.

The Commonwealth of Kentucky requires medical licensure for residents at PG-2 or higher level. Graduates of international schools, both U.S. and foreign nationals, should contact the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure for current requirements. The PG-1 year is exempt from licensure. The application process can be accessed on the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure's web site at

Additional questions about medical licensure can be directed to Kathy Sandman.

For additional information about either visa requirements or medical licensure, please contact the program director or residency coordinator in the department where you intend to apply.

Application Deadline

Applications are accepted September 29 - December 1 this year. All materials must be received by December 1 to be considered complete.

Additional Application Information

  • We do not have minimum board score requirements.
  • Applicants must have graduated from medical school within the past 2 years.


Visiting Student Rotation

We are seeking fourth year medical students from diverse backgrounds for a visiting student rotation opportunity at the University of Louisville, Department of Pediatrics. 

Mentorship/Meetings: Students will be paired with a resident mentor who will meet with them weekly. Additionally, students will be paired with a factor mentor who will meet with the student twice during their visiting rotation. Finally, students will have an introductory meeting with the Pediatric Residency Program Director during their rotation.

Rotation: The rotation will be four weeks in duration. Students would complete two weeks of clinical service at the Norton Children's Medical Group Novak Center in an outpatient general pediatrics clinic and two weeks of clinical service with the Just for Kids Pediatric Hospitalist group. Students may substitute two weeks of an available pediatric subspecialty for one of these two week experiences.

Stipend: The two applicants chosen will each receive a $2500 stipend which can be spent as applicants deem appropriate to cover housing, travel, or other expenses related to the rotation. Students will be required to complete a 1099 form and submit their name, address, and social security number to receive their stipend.

Criteria for Eligible Applicants

  • Must be pursuing a medical degree at an LCME or COCA-accredited medical school.
  • Maintains good academic standing at their current medical school.
  • Have successfully completed a core clerkship in pediatrics.
  • Planning to apply for a residency program in Pediatrics, Child Neurology, or Internal Medicine-Pediatrics
  • Live outside the Louisville metro area.

This visiting student rotation is open to all eligible students regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age.

Application Process

Students may apply through the Visiting Student Learning Opportunity Application Service (VSAS).

Departments will begin reviewing applications on May 2, 2022.

For questions or more information, contact us.

Contact Us

Office Location
Office of Medical Education
Children's Hospital Foundation Building
601 S. Floyd St., Ste 200 (2nd floor)
Phone: (502) 629-8828  

Mailing Address
Office of Medical Education
Department of Pediatrics
School of Medicine
University of Louisville
571 S. Floyd, Suite 412
Louisville, Kentucky 40202