Pre-med internships in Europe’s best hospitals.

3-6 weeks | Summer 2020

Shadow 60+ hours. Multiple hospital specialties.
Travel in Spain, Italy, Greece, and more.

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Trusted by alumni from 400+ universities

95% of our alumni would recommend this program to a friend on and Our alumni come from the best universities across the U.S. and are vying for medical school seats.

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Intern in Europe’s best hospitals this summer

Shadow physicians for 20+ hours per week, observe multiple specialties, and gain a more global perspective of medicine firsthand in some of Europe’s leading hospitals. Meet other pre-med and pre-health students from all over the US, learn from their experiences, and build a network for your future career.


Recognized by America’s leading healthcare and study abroad institutions

Atlantis is recognized by the leading healthcare and study abroad institutions in the U.S., including contributing to the Forum on Education Abroad and being committed to the AAMC’s ethical guidelines for shadowing.

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“My experience with Atlantis allowed me to showcase my passion for global health and commitment to becoming a culturally competent physician on my application.

When it came time for medical school interviews, being able to support my answers with personal accounts made a big difference. Thanks to the exposure I gained through Atlantis, I felt confident answering questions about current trends in healthcare and collaboration within the field of medicine.”

Maria M.
Atlantis Alumna, Toledo, Spain '15
Georgetown University School of Medicine '23


“Atlantis is an opportunity of a lifetime…

The program helped catapult me to a full-tuition (and generous living stipend!) merit scholarship at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine where I currently attend and will graduate with an MD."

Selena Pasadyn
Harvard University '16
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, M.D. '20

Atlantis Connect Conference, Italian Embassy, Washington, D.C., 2018

Atlantis Connect Conference, Italian Embassy, Washington, D.C., 2018

Accelerate your pre-med summer.

Shadow 60+ hours in various medical specialties
Student to doctor ratio of 1:1 or 2:1
Small groups (10-15 pre-meds)
24/7 Atlantis staff in your city
Clean, local housing
Group meals & weekly excursion
Travel health insurance
Weekend travel free-time
Flight & arrival planning

Ready to apply?

Our application usually takes 1 hour to complete, and you will hear back from us within 2-3 business days. The program is not extremely competitive, but we look for professional, mature students who are serious about healthcare careers and will represent American pre-med students well in an international hospital environment.

Atlantis Fellows, Athens, Greece, 2017

Atlantis Fellows, Athens, Greece, 2017

GPA matters for med school. Your story matters even more.

Students who completed an Atlantis Fellowship in Summer 2019 report advancing significantly in their preparation for medical school, according to a study that assessed them on the AAMC’s Core Competencies for Students Entering Medical School. Overall, 93% of Atlantis students believed they had progressed on these Core Competencies, which include adapting to stressful circumstances, interacting with people from diverse backgrounds & engaging competing perspectives in learning and work. According to Atlantis’ Chief Academic Officer, Brian Whalen, “This data shows the significant educational value of the Atlantis Fellowship and how it is helping to educate the next generation of physicians and medical professionals.


Financial aid makes it possible.

Atlantis is an investment in your career just like paying tuition. And like your college, we offer payment plans, financing and aid options varying by program to help make participation possible. Our team works with you to find a program that fits your budget.

Flexible dates work with your summer plans.

You can still have a summer job, take summer classes, or conduct summer research and go abroad with Atlantis. Program lengths and dates are designed to fit around your summer schedule.

Foreign language skills not required.

Our incredible physician partners are prepared to host English-speaking students, but since all patient interactions are in the host language, we always recommend learning a few phrases!

Atlantis Fellows, Coimbra, Portugal, 2017

Atlantis Fellows, Coimbra, Portugal, 2017


"At the end of the day I think [Atlantis] made me a more competitive applicant for medical school because it showed commitment to cultural competence/global health as well as the initiative to seek out new opportunities since it is in independent program outside of undergrad programs. I cannot say if it played a part in my matriculation into medical school but I can say that I did bring it up in my interviews."

Hannah Kennedy
Almansa, Spain Winter Fellow 2017
Kent State University
University of Toledo Medical School


"I still keep in contact with some of the doctors from my site quite frequently. I did think the program made my application stronger as it allowed me to see beyond just the US healthcare system as well as have a more diverse shadowing experience than many of the other students that I talked to in my program."

Kenna Lum
A Coruña, Spain Summer Fellow 2016
Arizona State University
Midwestern University DO Program


"There are several pieces of information that cannot be fully conveyed and processed through textbooks alone. For example, while the idea of free healthcare to all sounds pristine, gaining first hand experience with said system in Hungary exposed me to some of the shortcomings of both private and public health care that I would have otherwise been ignorant to."

Amira Ishag-Osman
Székesfehérvár, Hungary Summer Fellow 2018
University of Chicago


"We're on a mission to change global healthcare."

G. Lawson Kuehnert, Executive Director


Atlantis Connect Conference, Italian Embassy, Washington, D.C., 2018

Members of the team celebrate 2 years at Atlantis, Atlantis HQ Office Balcony, Jan. 2019

Members of the team celebrate 2 years at Atlantis, Atlantis HQ Office Balcony, Jan. 2019

We believe the future of healthcare is global.

Technological innovation is rapidly making the world a smaller place. The next generation of American healthcare professionals must be prepared to collaborate and work cross-culturally and across borders. Our vision is to become the world's leading healthcare education company by connecting students, universities, hospitals, healthcare professionals, and public healthcare administrators around a common cause of improving healthcare education and global patient care.


Washington, D.C. is our home, but we work around the world.

Our team headquarters are located just outside of Washington, D.C. but our Regional Directors hail from around the globe.


Noah Walker
Director of Operations


David Saavedra
Regional Director: Spain


Nathanael van den Berg
Regional Director: Spain


Bernardo Gaivão
Regional Director: Portugal


Jon-Pål Gagnum
Regional Director: Greece


Carlo Brennan
Regional Director: Italy


Péter Soltész
Regional Director: Central Europe


Viktória Bedő
Regional Director: Central Europe


Atlantis News


October 9, 2019

Leading Experts Join Atlantis Advisory Board

Atlantis, a leading provider of healthcare education abroad based in the Washington, D.C. metro area, will now be working with nine leading experts in the fields of medicine, medical education, and international education to help advise Atlantis and continuously improve our physician shadowing programs. For a full list of the Atlantis Education Advisors, click here.