Observe@UVA is a shadowing program designed to connect students with Charlottesville-area healthcare providers. Sessions take place each fall and spring semesters, and students may shadow up to 10 days per calendar year. This is an application-based program, as UVA Pre-Health Advising will match students with providers, so spots are limited for each semester!

Shadowing is important in your pre-health journey to understand different types of healthcare careers and the work that providers do on a daily basis. This can help to inform your decision as you purse a health profession.

Student Experiences

“The Observe experience provided me with the valuable opportunity to see what the everyday life of a doctor looks like. It gave me something to set my expectations with for my future career.”

“My experience with Observe allowed me to interact with several different dental professionals at the UVA dental clinic. This experience helped me better understand how dentistry functions in a hospital clinic as opposed to a private practice. I was exposed to several procedures that were new to me, which helped me realize the wide variety of things that a dentist can do for a patient.”

Are you a healthcare provider interested in sponsoring a student observer?

Fill out this survey and a team member will be in touch!

Are you a current undergraduate UVA student seeking shadowing experiences?

Shadowing opportunities occur each semester.  Fall semester opportunities are limited to Second through Fourth Year students and Spring semester opportunties are limited to First through Third Year students.

Next Opportunity for Shadowing

To Be Announced

Applications Open

To Be Announced

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