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.
1. If you would like to
be considered for an educational or observational experience, please contact
the Office of Observation and Learning Experience for a complete list of
instructions and required documents. You
may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or at
859-218-5792 or 859-218-5793. Our office
hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday - Friday.
2. Per UK HealthCare
policy, all required documents must be submitted to the Office of Observation
and Learning Experience at least two weeks prior to your anticipated
observation start date. We highly recommend that required documents are
submitted as one packet. Partial applications could result in the delay of
Observation and Learning Experience
UK Good Samaritan Hospital
310 S. Limestone, Suite B111
Lexington KY 40508
Phone: 859-218-5792 or 859-218-5793