UK HealthCare receives frequent requests from students and professionals seeking opportunities to observe/shadow doctors, nurses, therapists, technicians and other healthcare providers as they care for patients or perform their day-to-day duties within our hospital. In support of our commitment to career development, education and training of health care professionals, we provide individuals with observation experiences in various clinical areas and business professional departments.
In order to participate in the program, observers must:
This educational experience is for observation only; no hands-on contact is permitted with any patient.
Many rules and regulations must be followed to ensure compliance with state and federal laws and hospital accreditation standards as well as ensure the safety of volunteers, staff and patients.
If you would like to be considered for an educational or observational experience, please complete the forms below and return them to Carrie Duncan, Hospital Administration, along with your sponsor approval letter.
For more information or to schedule an appointment to return your paperwork, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 859-323-2579.
If you would like to be considered for an educational or observational experience, please complete the following and return to Hospital Administration along with your sponsor approval letter.
Application form for observers » (PDF, 103KB)
Before shadowing any health care provider at UK HealthCare, observers must meet certain medical requirements. Please see the important medical requirements for observers and provide required documents. Read the Letter from Employee Health about Observer Medical Requirements » (PDF, 16KB)
We value our patients' privacy. Please read carefully and return the completed quiz. UK HealthCare HIPAA Form » (PDF, 53KB)
Please read, sign and return the behavioral standards document. UK HealthCare Behavioral Standards » (PDF, 16KB)
A guide to rules, policies and safety information regarding UK HealthCare. Please return the orientation guide signature page. Orientation Guide » (PDF, 656 KB)
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1000 S. Limestone
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40536
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