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Family Medicine Residency


The mission of the St. Claire Rural Training Track Residency Program is to create and retain future 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 University of Kentucky (UK) Rural Training Track (St. Claire Family Medicine Residency Program) is an ACGME accredited rural training track for the University of Kentucky. Residents are employees of the University of Kentucky. The first year of residency is spent at UK in Lexington. PGY2 and 3 are at St. Claire in Morehead. The ACGME residency continuity clinic is located on the first floor of the Center for Health, Education & Research (CHER) building in Morehead. The residency is administered by the UK Graduate Medical Office (GME) and residents abide by the UK's GME policies and procedures.


In August 2012, St. Claire HealthCare, in partnership with the Appalachian-Osteopathic Postgraduate Training Institute Consortium, Inc. (A-OPTIC), received accreditation for a parallel American Osteopathic Association (AOA) accredited residency program. Residents are employees of St. Claire HealthCare. All three years of the residency are completed at St. Claire Regional Medical Center and St. Claire's rural health clinic, St. Claire Family Medicine - Sandy Hook. The clinic in Sandy Hook is located 28 miles from the hospital. The AOA residency is administered by the St. Claire HealthCare Graduate Medical Education committee and residents abide by SCH's human resources 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.