UK's Summer Medical Observership Program

UK’s Summer Medical Observership Program is for current University of Kentucky students with pre-medical career interests. This program offers opportunities for students to shadow physicians in the Lexington and surrounding area. This program was started in 2017 and is a joint partnership with the Stuckert Career Center and the UK’s College of Medicine. 

Those accepted into this program will be matched with a physician for the Summer Medical Observership experience, and they will spend about 30 hours total with the physician within an 8-week period over the summer. This program offers opportunities for students to shadow physicians in the Lexington surrounding area during the summer.

Each student will be screened and receive brief training on clinical safety, professionalism, and privacy by the UK Office of Observation and Learning Experience and the Stuckert Career Center prior to starting the observership.  Each student will be expected to display professional appearance and behavior, interest, and reliability. In addition, students will be asked to follow CDC and University of Kentucky guidelines regarding COVID-19.

Applications for Summer 2022 are now closed. Summer 2023 applications will open at the end of January 2023.

If you have questions, please reach out to Beth Hanneman at beth.hanneman@uky.edu