Atlantis Project Programs
Shadow doctors 20+ hours/week in Portugal through the Atlantis Fellowship. 1-8 week Fellowships during winter, spring, or summer breaks. .
Shadow doctors 20+ hours/week in Hungary through the Atlantis Fellowship. 1-8 week Fellowships during winter, spring, or summer breaks.
Shadow doctors 20+ hours/week in Lithuania through the Atlantis Fellowship. 1-8 week Fellowships during winter, spring, or summer breaks.
Shadow doctors 20+ hours/week in Ecuador through the Atlantis Fellowship. 1-8 week Fellowships during winter, spring, or summer breaks.
Shadow doctors 20+ hours/week in Estonia through the Atlantis Fellowship. 1-8 week Fellowships during winter, spring, or summer breaks.
Atlantis Project Reviews
An Unforgettable Experience
Submitted by Zee Milunovich - University of Texas at Dallas | September 21, 2017
I was admitted to the Atlantis Fellowship which enabled me to shadow doctors for 20+ hours a week in Milan, Italy. It was a life-changing experience for me and I'm much more confident that medicine is the right path for me because of it. I think this would be a great opportunity for anyone interested in pursuing a medical career.
It such a unique experience of not only medicine in a international setting but also a opportunity to see the culture of others. My favorite part was the food and meeting people from all different places. Everything was so authentic and real. I don't think there is any experience like this and highly recommend it to anyone, not just premed applicants. I'm an ambassador for this program now and hope to be able to spread the word to others.
Submitted by Ashley Shen - California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo | September 19, 2017
This program allowed for a lot of experience of day-to-day life of multiple doctors of different specialties. It also gave a very relaxed schedule that allowed the fellows to get to know the city and the culture. For being the first summer they had in Lisbon, things did not always go very smoothly. Some doctors were not completely informed on what the fellows were doing and attempted to get us to interact with patients which was forbidden. However, for the most part the doctors were very eager to teach us. I learned a lot through this program and at the same time I got an amazing abroad experience.
Worth every penny!
Submitted by Maya Hope - Westmont College | September 14, 2017
I loved the Atlantis Project! Getting to go abroad was incredible, but the shadowing experience was unforgettable. I was able to see a variety of specialties and observe anything from emergency room consultations to surgeries. Seeing so many specialties really gave me insight into what I am and am not interested in, in the medical field. I also especially loved our Excursion Days where our amazing Portuguese site managers would take us to see the most popular sights, and even shared some awesome restaurants that only locals know of. I also really appreciated the Pre-Health advising. We had a student from Harvard Medical School sit down with us and help us plan our applications and how to plan out studying for the MCAT. Our group also had the opportunity to participate in ethics seminars where our advisor would discuss ethics issues with us to help prepare us for future Medical School interviews. While the program is pricey, the experience was truly unforgettable and I made some incredible friends along the way.
An enjoyable, educational, and worthwhile experience to have
Submitted by Emily Schanz - Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University | September 04, 2017
I spent 4 weeks in Szekesfehervar, Hungary. The hospital shadowing was always beneficial, but some departments were better than others. It is important to remember that shadowing abroad strictly means watching, and no explanations/teaching is implied. Some doctors/staff were very helpful and talkative while some were not. Regardless you get to see procedures/surgeries. The site managers made the trip as easy/fun/exciting as possible. They always had our best interest in mind. Communication before I left, I would say was lacking a bit, but you can always schedule calls or email to ask questions. I think the hours in the hospital helped students see if medical school was or was not the right choice for them. Remember that figuring out what you do not want to do in the health care field, is just as important as finding what you love!
Submitted by Khris973 - University of Hawaii at Manoa | August 30, 2017
I want to start off by saying this program was a wonderful experience for anyone who wants to be in the healthcare system. This program was not only an amazing way to travel abroad but also experience time in a hospital. The time between shadowing a doctor or doctors in the hospital and free time to explore the location given was well balanced. The weekly rotations between each department in the hospital was a great way to experience as much as a student could. The doctors at the hospital were very accommodating to students who showed interest in entering the healthcare system. The weekends were for our free time and it was spent on traveling to other parts of Spain — it is very doable! The weekly excursions to the locations around my town of Teruel were impressive because the group went to the beach in Sagunto, made Spanish dishes in a cooking class, hiked to a famous lake in the region, and walked around the beautiful town of Albarracin. Overall, my trip back to Spain was an incredible experience and I hope to back in Spain soon.