Graduate Medical Education & Visiting Student Placement

Graduate Medical Education (GME) and Visiting Student Placement Office

For more than 160 years, St. Elizabeth Healthcare has provided the people of the Northern Kentucky, Southeastern Indiana and Greater Cincinnati region with the highest level of beginning-to-end care, meeting our patients’ needs from routine check-ups to the most advanced and innovative procedures, and everything in between.

We are proud to share our tradition, experience and culture with medical students, residents, advanced practice providers (APPs) and shadows interested in an exceptional training experience. Through our Graduate Medical Education (GME) and Visiting Student Placement Office, we will support you by coordinating inpatient and outpatient education, providing support and resources, building a foundation of high-value compassionate care, positive patient outcomes and clinical knowledge, and contributing to your overall growth as a healthcare provider.

Why Choose St. Elizabeth?

  • With six hospitals throughout Northern Kentucky and Southeastern Indiana – Covington, Dearborn, Edgewood, Florence, Ft. Thomas and Grant – and 170 specialty and primary care offices located throughout Northern Kentucky, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Southeast Indiana, St. Elizabeth is a regional and national healthcare leader.
  • St. Elizabeth is led by an elite Medical Staff over 1,600 physicians and advanced practice providers and Magnet-recognized nursing staff, our roots extend far into the community we serve.
  • Talented and skilled surgeons. Groundbreaking COVID-19 clinical trials. Pioneering shoulder surgery. Innovative stroke care. And a fleet of 4th Generation da Vinci robots, the most advanced surgical robotic platform available on the market. These are but some of the ways St. Elizabeth is providing our patients the highest quality of care right here at home.
  • We will give you a team-oriented approach to patient care in a teaching and learning environment, including:
    • Interdisciplinary rounds
    • Bedside teaching
    • Education conferences
    • Rotations
    • Experience with evaluation and treatment across a full spectrum of disease

About St. Elizabeth

St. Elizabeth Healthcare is one of the most respected medical providers in the Greater Cincinnati region. For more than 150 years, St. Elizabeth has been the heart and soul of healthcare in Northern Kentucky. Discover more about St. Elizabeth Healthcare.

Nursing Residency

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Students seeking an educational rotation at St. Elizabeth must contact the GME and Visiting Student Placement Office via email.

Physician Assistant Resident

Job Description:

The University of Kentucky is proud to partner with
St. Elizabeth Healthcare and offer two PA residency positions in General Surgery (1) and Cardiac Surgery (1).

The University of Kentucky is seeking motivated and aspiring Physician Assistants (PAs) to join our prestigious Academic Residency Program.

This residency program offers a comprehensive and immersive 12-month experience designed to enhance the skills and knowledge of graduates from accredited Physician Assistant programs.

As a resident, you will have the opportunity to train alongside experts in their field and be mentored by experienced PA faculty members, furthering your clinical competence and preparing you for a successful career.

In addition to clinical work, you will also have opportunities to teach and conduct research.

Our Academic Residency Program is a PA lead program that offers a unique approach by partnering with external sites outside of the University of Kentucky to build a bridge across the medical field and advocate for the PAs in our program and across the state.

Salary & Benefits:

The UK PA Academic Residency program is a paid 12-month position that qualifies for federal loan deferral as it is an academic program at a university.

Benefit Details
Salary $62,000
Vacation 15 days.
Health Insurance Residents are eligible to enroll in insurance plans at their sites.
Retirement Residents are eligible to enroll in the retirement plans at their sites.
Didactic Curriculum Access to memberships and specialized curriculum based on track specialty.
CME Funds Minimum of $1,000.
Loan Deferment Residents may qualify for loan deferment through our program.
UK College of Health Sciences

Our Staff

Betsy Haley

Director of Medical Staff Services

Angela Chambers

GME and Student Placement Specialist

Tracie Dendy
GME Applications Coordinator and Student Placement Specialist