We are excited to offer a behind-the-scenes look at the daily responsibilities of UofL Health professionals. We hope you gain valuable insight about professions that interest you and other jobs of those who interact with the person you are job shadowing.

Shadowing Opportunities

  • Nursing
  • Pharmacy
  • Radiology
  • Lab/phlebotomy
  • Rehabilitation (OT, PT, ST)
  • Respiratory therapy
  • Operating room
  • Psychiatric services
  • Social work
  • Provider (APRN, PA, Physician) 


  • The job shadowing program is geared toward high school juniors, seniors and college students
  • Anyone wishing to shadow from media or entertainment industry must contact UofL Health's PR department

What to Expect

  • Your application will be reviewed for accuracy and completion
  • You will recieve a confirmation e-mail
  • Coordinators will reach out to schedule your shadow visit

Shadowing times

  • Shadowing times vary by area but are generally from 8 a.m. to noon (Monday-Friday) 

Getting Started

  • Please download the Job Shadow Handbook, and complete the required documentation (acceptable document format is PDF, DOC, DOCX, PNG, JPG, JPEG)
    • Confidentiality agreement (Note: For students under 18, a parent or legal guardian must also sign) 
    • Electronic signatures are not accepted
  • Provide proof of the following (acceptable document format is PDF, DOC, DOCX, PNG, JPG, JPEG):
    • Negative tuberculin (TB) skin or blood test within 12 months of scheduled shadow date
    • Flu vaccination
      • 10/1 to 3/31
  • Complete the job shadow application (must have all completed paperwork to complete application - incomplete applications will not be reviewed) 
  • Tips for the day of your Job Shadow:
    1. Please arrive early to allow enough time for traffic, parking and to find your shadow location
    2. Attire: The dress code during observations is business casual or school-provided scrubs. Open-toed shoes are prohibited. Hospital scrubs will be provided during surgery observations.
    3. Have the contact information for your job shadow location / employee handy in case you need to get in touch with them directly

For more information, email JobShadowing@UofLHealth.org.

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