Fellowship Details

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The Atlantis Clinical Shadowing Fellowship is a competitive physician shadowing program with placements in Europe or South America during winter (December-January) or summer (May-August). As our flagship program, the focus of Atlantis Clinical is AAMC-compliant doctor observation and reflection. You will join a group of pre-med students from universities around the United States and shadow doctors in various specialties for over 60 hours while abroad.


What's Included?

Hospital placement : We will arrange your hospital and doctor shadowing program. Specialty options vary by location and you will usually be shadowing one-to-one with a doctor or in pairs with another Fellow. Observing surgical procedures is not guaranteed. You will have the option before your program to choose your leading preferences for specialties in your hospital, but we cannot guarantee you will be able to see your preferred specialties. 

Pre-med Advising: A core part of our program is providing world-class advising and resources to our students before, during, and up to two years after your program. Our Washington, D.C. team and your on-program staff are picked to provide top quality one-on-one and group advising. 

Housing: We arrange your program housing and you will live with other students on your program. Housing varies depending on availability, but usually you will share a room with one or two Fellows in a university dorm, hostel, or hotel.

24/7 Staff Support: Our trained international team is available 24/7 to help you in your city.

Excursions: Our international team will coordinate a number of fun trips with your groups, usually on Fridays, to nearby areas. 

Travel Health Insurance: We provide travel health insurance to help cover any medical expenses you incur abroad.

Arrival/Departure: We do not do airport pickup in most locations. However, our programs team in Washington, D.C. will thoroughly prepare you for the logistics of planning your travel. 

Partial Meals: We provide two group dinners per week (usually Monday and Wednesday), lunch on excursion days, and light breakfast.





The Atlantis Clinical Fellowship has start dates in summer 2018. Summer Fellowships are 3-8 weeks. Program start dates vary by city, and if accepted you will have the opportunity to review open programs and select a start date that works for your schedule. 


If accepted, your enrollment fee is $900 USD, due within two weeks of acceptance. This nonrefundable fee reserves your placement and serves as a housing deposit. A separate program fee will be assessed according to the length of your program. To review specific prices, please visit the Fellowship Locations page. Please note that flights are not included. If you have concerns about financing before applying, please contact our Admissions team at any time.

How to Apply

Our online application takes about 1 hour to complete.  Our team in Washington D.C. reviews applications in the order received and will then follow-up for an interview if application is approved.  No application fee.


Hear from Alumni

George Bugarinovic, Atlantis Alumni
The trek into medicine can be an arduous undertaking. The distinctive experience offered by Atlantis can serve to validate and invigorate your desire to enter the medical field. ... [It is] an opportunity unlike any other.
— George Bugarinovic, Harvard Medical School M.D. '20
Jessica Sheu, Atlantis Alumni
Joining the Atlantis Fellowship was one of the best decisions of my life. It was definitely a life-changing experience and one that I have consistently talked about in my medical school essays and interviews.
— Jessica Sheu, Rice University '16