About us

Atlantis coordinates ethical, international clinical shadowing fellowships to prepare the next generation of medical professionals for global challenges in healthcare. Our mission is to inspire the next generation of healthcare professionals to pursue their callings more passionately by providing students with the unique ability to combine extensive clinical shadowing in multiple specialties with an immersive cultural experience abroad. We've spent over a decade perfecting our programs in order to expose students to global healthcare systems and encourage leadership and initiative within the hospital environment.

Our History, Mission, & Vision

Changing the future of healthcare education.

Atlantis (formerly The Atlantis Project) was founded in 2007 and has grown over the past decade into one of America's leading global healthcare education organizations. The Atlantis headquarters and team are based in Washington, D.C and manage The Atlantis Fellowship, which is offered in Europe and Latin America. 

Our mission is to equip the next generation of global medical leaders to pursue their callings passionately. We want every Fellowship program we run to reflect a deep concern for ethical solidity, educational value, and innovative thinking.  

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 training and education. We believe that the fastest and most effective way to improve global patient care is to promote knowledge-sharing and best practices across borders, improving communication channels across languages, cultures, and geographic divides, with the ultimate goal of better serving those in need: the sick, the injured, and all those in need of physical or mental care.

 The first Atlantis Fellowship location, Angra do Heroismo, Portugal

The first Atlantis Fellowship location, Angra do Heroismo, Portugal


G. Lawson Kuehnert
Executive Director