Norton Affiliation-Clinical Year Training


The UKCHS Physician Assistant Studies program and Norton Healthcare launched a preceptor partnership program in June 2014.  Norton Healthcare pledged nearly $715,000 over three years through its James R. Petersdorf Fund to support this initiative.  The preceptors have provided instruction, supervised, and evaluated PA students during their clinical clerkship rotations and have exposed students to employment opportunities within the Norton Healthcare System.  The joint program was successful in its goal of developing a network of highly-effective preceptors within Norton Healthcare.  As the Class of 2018 graduates, the grant will have reached its previously-planned end.  However, Norton HealthCare will remain a strong partner with the UKPAS Program and our students will continue to have opportunities for clinical rotations within their system.

UK HealthCare and Norton Healthcare have a history of collaboration, including alliances in clinical programs, workforce, education and research. The organizations believe that there is power in partnership, and the ultimate goal is to improve health care for all Kentuckians.

About Norton Healthcare

For 128 years, Norton Healthcare’s faith heritage has guided its mission to provide quality health care to all those it serves. Today, Norton Healthcare is a leader in serving adult and pediatric patients throughout Greater Louisville, Southern Indiana, the commonwealth of Kentucky and beyond. The hospital and health care system is the Louisville area’s third largest private employer, providing care at more than 140 locations throughout Greater Louisville and Southern Indiana. The Louisville-based not-for-profit system includes five Louisville hospitals with 1,837 licensed beds; seven outpatient centers; 12 Norton Immediate Care Centers; nearly 12,000 employees; some 654 employed medical providers; and approximately 2,000 total physicians on its medical staff. In 2013 Norton Healthcare was named by Healthiest Employers as the seventh healthiest place to work in the country. More information about Norton Healthcare is available at