Institutional TL1 Physician Scientist Postdoctoral Career Development Program - Resident/Fellow

The aim of this multidisciplinary career development program is to provide an additional period of mentored research training for early career physician scholars, at the instructor level, who are interested in  a career in academic medicine as a physician scientist at UK.  Training  is through a structured program of career development and mentorship, including didactic coursework, mentored research and multidisciplinary teamwork.  A key component of this program is the interaction between the awardees and their mentorship team.

Eligibility criteria for applicants are as follows:

  • Doctoral level degree (MD, DO, MD/PhD, DO/PhD)

  • Full-time, resident/fellow at the UK College of Medicine

  • Commitment of 100% effort to Research/Career Development

  • Must NOT have received significant prior federal career development awards such as K series awards or the equivalent of independent (i.e., non-mentored) federal funding as Principal Investigator, such as an R award. 

Funding/Support Provided:

  • Salary support up to a maximum of $60,000 per year

  • Career development/research support of $10,000 per year

  • Support is renewable for a second year of support for awardees demonstrating appropriate progress, based on Executive Committee evaluation.

Applications are accepted in response to an RFA.



  • Victoria King, PhD

    • Director, Career Development
    • (859) 218-6167
  • Thomas H. Kelly, PhD

    • Director, Faculty Development; CCTS Associate Director
    • (859) 323-5206
  • Susan S. Smyth, MD, PhD

    • CCTS Senior Associate Director; Director, Graduate and Postgraduate Student Development
    • (859) 323-2274