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Program Director

Jacqueline Dawson Dowe, MD, FACC
Program Director

A Letter from the Program Director

Welcome to the University of Kentucky College of Medicine Transitional Year Residency Program located at The Medical Center at Bowling Green. Our program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) to train up to 12 residents annually. Our mission is to provide outstanding graduate medical education which consistently produces skilled, competent, and compassionate physicians focused on delivering patient-centered, evidence-based, cost-effective care.

This academically rigorous one-year residency program primarily serves as a clinical base year preceding residencies in Anesthesiology, Dermatology, Neurology, Ophthalmology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R), Radiation Oncology, and Radiology. The clinical curriculum for this program consists of twelve month-long blocks, including a core of seven fundamental clinical skills (FCS) rotations and five clinical elective blocks. Required rotations during the Transitional Year include one month of general inpatient Internal Medicine, one month of Night Float, one month of Emergency Medicine, one month of Ambulatory (outpatient) Care, one month of Medical ICU, one month of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and one month of General Surgery.

Our Transitional Year Residency Program is sponsored by the University of Kentucky College of Medicine (Bowling Green) Internal Medicine Residency Program. Transitional year educational assignments are almost identical to those of first-year Internal Medicine residents. Transitional Year residents will provide direct patient care under the supervision of board-certified faculty and senior residents and fellows in the respective specialty fields. Residents attend monthly Grand Rounds, M&M Conferences, core Internal Medicine Residency lecture series and specific rotation didactics. In addition, simulation lab sessions are available to all residents.

The Medical Center at Bowling Green is committed to providing opportunities for trainees as well as faculty to participate in scholarly activity. All Transitional Year residents must present formal lecture and teaching presentations throughout the academic year. Residents are given the opportunity to participate in other scholarly activity opportunities including submission of abstracts for poster and podium presentations at regional or national meetings. Finally, residents participate in research projects under the direction of faculty mentors.

Thank you for your interest in our program. If you have any questions, please contact our Residency Program Coordinator, Trisha Lackey.


Jacqueline Dowe, MD, FACC