For all students wanting to participate in the observation and learning program at UK, there are required documents you must submit in order to participate in the program. For the best experience, plan to attend the whole day if possible. You will need to find a faculty sponsor who is an active UK Healthcare employee (excludes relatives). From there, you will need to email the main med-student email,, and state which faculty member you have spoken to. Once we have confirmed the dates and times of your visit, we will reach out to you on what items you will need prior to your visit and send you your schedule.

Please visit the Office of Observation & Learning Experience to submit an onboarding request, here.

Observation and Learning Experience

In support of our commitment to career development, education and training of health care professionals, UK HealthCare provides individuals with observations and learning experiences in various clinical areas and business professional departments. Multiple learning opportunities are provided by UK HealthCare and onboarded by the office of Observation and Learning Experience (OLE).

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Ophthalmology Contact and Scheduling


If you have questions about observing or shadowing the providers in the department of ophthalmology, please reach out to us!

Shelby Lynn