Medical Immersion Fellowship

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Top physician shadowing program for high school students



Shadow doctors for 15+ hours/week in Croatia for 3 weeks this summer.

Immerse yourself in a new culture along with other high-achieving students who are also passionate about healthcare

Get a competitive edge on college applicants by getting unique, international experience in healthcare


Who can apply?

Applicants must:

  • Be at least 16 years old at the start of their Fellowship program

  • Be a rising Junior or Senior

  • Maintain at least a 3.5 GPA

  • Want to gain medical experience internationally

  • Want to grow through experiencing a new culture


Atlantis Medical Immersion Fellowship Admissions Process and Requirements:

The admissions process for the Atlantis Medical Immersion Fellowship is a 4 part process and there are no fees attached to it:

  1. Fill out our online application. The application takes about 1 hour and asks for basic information + 4 short answers to the questions below:

    • Personal statement on how The Atlantis Medical Immersion Fellowship aligns with your long term interests in healthcare.

    • Why are you interested in traveling abroad?

    • Experiences you have in service and/or leadership.

    • Experiences you have in healthcare and how an Atlantis Medical Immersion Fellowship would enrich your career.

  2. Qualifying call: Short 5-10 minute call with an Atlantis Admissions Coordinator

  3. Final Interview: 30 minute video interview with your assigned Admissions Coordinator

  4. Receive admissions decision

Ready to apply? Click the button below to start your application.


What's Included?

Hospital placement : You will shadow doctors 15+ hours/week. We will arrange your hospital and doctor shadowing program and you will observe a different specialty each week.  You will have the option before your program to choose your preferences but we cannot guarantee you will be able to see your preferred specialties. You will usually be shadowing in pairs with another Fellow. Observing surgical procedures is not guaranteed.

Housing: We arrange your Fellowship housing, coordinated with other students on your program. Housing will be hotel-style, with participants sharing a room with one Fellow of the same gender. Site Mangers will also be housed in the same location. 

Partial Meals: We provide four group dinners per week, lunch on excursion days, and light breakfast. For meals not covered by the program fee, participants will eat together, along with their Site Manager.

24/7 Staff Support: Our trained international team is available and will supervise 24/7 to help you daily 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 provide airport pick up. Additionally, our program team in Washington, D.C. will thoroughly prepare you for the logistics of planning your travel.



High School Medical Immersion Fellowships are being offered exclusively in Croatia at this time.


Fees: $5,499

Enrollment fee ($900):

$900 USD, due within two weeks of acceptance. This non-refundable fee reserves your placement and serves as a housing deposit.

Program fee ($4,599):

3 week Fellowship: $4,599

Please note that flights are not included. If you have concerns about financing before applying, please contact our Admissions team at any time.


The Atlantis High School Fellowships starts July 4th, 2020. Programs are 3 weeks. Program start dates vary by location, and if accepted you will have the opportunity to review available Fellowships and select a start date that works for your schedule. 

Hear from Alumni

Throughout the fellowship, I never stopped learning, whether it be in the hospital, around the town of Tomelloso, or on excursions. The hospital staff were extremely open to teaching, and my passion for medicine was greatly heightened. I learned about many procedures and medications...The town and excursions allowed me to absorb the culture of Spain. Because of Atlantis, I feel more prepared in beginning my medical career, and I hope to attend another fellowship in the future.
— Savannah Ireland - Jackson, Ohio

Hear from Parents of Alumni:

As parents, my wife and I found that the staff at Atlantis Fellowship are prompt, courteous and well informed. They are helpful and always returned our calls and email messages quite promptly. Our son thoroughly enjoyed his trip to Tomelloso, Spain and speaks very highly of this fellowship program. He enjoyed shadowing the doctors at the hospitals in [Tomelloso] and he has thus far received numerous offers of enrollment at medical colleges in Europe conditional upon his SAT results. Our son also speaks of the excellent chance in meeting new people and learning new culture. We highly recommend this program to all prospective medical students.
— Ajay & Bonnie Chandra - Morada, CA