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Family Medicine Residency


The mission of the St. Claire HealthCare Family Medicine Residency Program is to develop and retain future physician partners in delivering a Healing Ministry to our rural populations by focusing on the Heart of Family Medicine.

Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)

The St. Claire HealthCare Family Medicine Residency Program is an ACGME accredited residency training program sponsored by the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and based at St. Claire HealthCare in Morehead, KY. Effective July 1, 2018 we have also attained Osteopathic Recognition from the ACGME's Osteopathic Principles Committee. Our resident continuity clinics are located on the first floor of the Center for Health, Education & Research (CHER) building in Morehead and at St. Claire Family Medicine - Sandy Hook, our rural health clinic, located in Elliott County, KY and just 28 miles from the hospital. The residency is administered by the University of Kentucky Graduate Medical Education Office (GME) and residents abide by the University of Kentucky GME policies and procedures.

Application Requirements

  • Graduation from medical school within the last five years
  • One year of U.S. clinical experience
  • Passing scores on Step 1 and 2 of the USMILE exams or COMLEX exams (must pass by third attempt)
  • Current ECFMG status
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Note that we only sponsor J1 Visas

Our program only accepts applications through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Please note that we will not accept applications outside of the ERAS. We participate in the NRMP match.

Due to the volume of applications that we receive, meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee an interview.