Observe (Shadow)


Observers under 18 years of age, not enrolled in a University of Florida or affiliated student program,
are prohibited from observing or shadowing in patient care areas.


Observer (Shadow) opportunity available for current dental students. Approved observers are time-limited to 21 consecutive calendar days or less. Observers may only watch from a position that does not interfere with patient care. They are not allowed to help with procedures or wheel patients.

Student Observers are required to complete/submit the following:

  • Request to Observe Patient Care Form for Students
  • HIPAA for Visitors and Vendors
  • UF Confidentiality Statement
  • Photo copy of Gator 1 Card/UF ID
  • Photo copy of Driver’s License
  • Copy of CV/Resume
  • Current Physical Address, Phone Number, and Email Address

Observe (Shadow) Request Application Instructions:

  • Open the Request to Observe Patient Care Form
  • Complete the top half of the Request to Observe Patient Care Form for Students
  • Print the Request to Observe Patient Care Form for Students in COLOR
  • Sign your name where indicated with yellow highlight approximately in the middle on the left side of the page
  • Scan the signed application in COLOR (Please be sure to scan a clear application that is not warped or skewed)

HIPAA and Confidentiality Statement Instructions:

Observe (Shadow) Request Submission Instructions:

Email the required documents to Patty Carpenter at PCARPENTER@dental.ufl.edu.