Rotation Sites

University of Kentucky Albert Chandler Medical Center

Rotations: Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry & Emergency Psychiatry 

University of Kentucky Hospital is a 500-bed hospital and is a site for the Consultation-Liaison and Emergency Psychiatry (CL-ER) rotation for PGY-2 residents. David Shraberg, MD, is the Medical Director for the UK Chandler CL-ER site.


University of Kentucky Good Samaritan Hospital

Rotations: Inpatient Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry & Emergency Psychiatry

This is a 150-bed community hospital within which our 19-bed Adult and 12-bed Adolescent Psychiatric Units are located. PGY-1 and -2 residents rotate through the Adult unit. This is also a site for a second Consultation-Liaison & Emergency Psychiatry rotation for PGY-2 residents. Kelly Hill, MD is Medical Director for the Adolescent Unit, and James Hawthorne, MD for the Adult Unit. Abner Rayapati, MD is the CL-ER Medical Director for the


UK Outpatient Clinic

Rotations: Outpatient Clinics, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Clinics, Suboxone Clinic, Psychotherapy, TelePsychiatry

UK Outpatient Clinic The University of Kentucky Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic is located approximately four miles from the main campus in a spacious, attractive facility with large meeting rooms, group rooms, a play therapy room, and library. Approximately 100 patients per day are seen at this facility in a variety of special clinics including Child Team Clinics, Forensic Clinics, Adult Team Clinic, and Psychopharmacology Clinic. State of the art telemedicine equipment links the clinic with main campus and a variety of distant sites for clinical, administrative and educational purposes. Also located in the building is the Department of Psychiatry Research program offices.  The Comprehensive Assessment and Treatment Service (CATS program) - an assessment and intervention program for neglected and abused children funded by the state and administered by the Department of Psychiatry - is located nearby at 3470 Blazer Parkway.


Eastern State Hospital

Rotations: Inpatient Psychiatry

The new Eastern State Hospital opened in September 2013, providing recovery-focused, individualized care in a supportive environment that features the latest in mental health treatment. The original Eastern State Hospital opened in 1824 and cared for individuals for 189 years, making it the second-oldest psychiatric hospital in the country until the opening of the new Eastern State Hospital. Building on that legacy, the new 300,000-square-foot, 239-bed facility provides an extensive range of inpatient mental health services to adults living within the 50 counties surrounding and including Fayette County.


Veterans Affairs Medical Center      

Rotations: Outpatient Clinics & Suboxone Clinic

The Veterans Affairs Hospital is a 333-bed acute care facility adjacent to the University of Kentucky Hospital that contains a 19-bed acute care psychiatry unit. Inpatient rotations for residents include the inpatient unit and a CL-ER psychiatry service. The VA also includes an outpatient facility five miles away that provides outpatient services for substance abuse, posttraumatic stress disorder and a wide variety of general psychiatric illness. 


University Health Service

Rotations: Outpatient clinics, Psychotherapy

PGY 3 & 4 residents rotate in the University Student Mental Health Clinic, an outpatient service providing services to undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Kentucky.  An additional student health opportunity is also available through the Eastern Kentucky University Student Mental Health in Richmond, which is 30 miles south of Lexington.

Bluegrass.Org Community Mental Health Centers

Rotations: Outpatient Community Clinics, Addiction Clinic

PGY-3, -4 and -5 residents in all three of our programs rotate through this comprehensive care system that serves Fayette and neighboring counties. Bluegrass.Org provides outpatient psychiatric services to patients of all ages with a diverse list of needs. More information can be obtained through their website


Sunrise Children's Services, Woodlawn Campus (Woodlawn)
Woodlawn serves boys, ages 6-18, with severe emotional and behavioral problems that need more long-term, comprehensive care, but do not require hospitalization.  The Woodlawn Campus is located in Danville, KY, approximately 38 miles southeast of Lexington.  PGY-4 and -5 residents in the Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Triple Board Programs have opportunities to rotate at Woodlawn.   
Harris Psychological Services Center

The Jesse G. Harris, Jr., Psychological Services Center (Harris Center) is a university-based clinic designed to provide affordable psychological therapy and assessment services to the community.  Psychiatry residents at the PGY 4 residents rotate at the Harris Center.