Trusted by alumni from 400+ universities
95% of our alumni would recommend this program to a friend on GoAbroad.com and GoOverseas.com. Our alumni come from the best universities across the U.S. and are vying for medical school seats.
Partners with Europe’s best hospitals.
Students 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 like the Italian Ministry of Health in Rome.
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.
I was impressed by the organization of the program and the enthusiastic welcome from the hospitals and physicians. Atlantis is run in an extremely ethical manner, and it is clear that the students have the opportunity to benefit enormously from their experiences. Atlantis provides an ethical and safe opportunity for students to explore their interests in medicine, and to experience health care systems that are different from those in the United States.
Seth J. Ramus, PhD
Director of Health Professions Advising
"I could not have been more impressed with Atlantis, and their staff. I have never before witnessed host hospitals so excited to be working with pre-med students. The quality, combination of experiences, and intention of the program is so evident...Atlantis comes with my highest recommendation, and I look forward to a long working relationship and many student group trips in the future."
How to get involved
IR Partner Programs
Atlantis was founded at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and continues to work with universities directly such as the University of Delaware and the University of Arizona, among many others, through our Institutional Relations or "IR" programs. IR Programs are customizable university specific Fellowships, facilitated through Atlantis and typically faculty-led and credit-bearing.
Advisor Site Visits
Atlantis has facilitated several advisor site visits, in which academic, pre-med, and pre-health advisors at universities across the U.S. have the opportunity to go in person to one of our Fellowship sites to experience what the program is like in order to better advise their students throughout the year as to whether the Atlantis Fellowship may be a good fit for them.
"The Atlantis Advisor Immersion experience is truly invaluable. Pre-health advisors are constantly looking for valuable opportunities to share with our students and this is hands-down one to recommend. As we become a more global society, it is important that students experience global medicine."
Science and Pre-Health Career and Internship Coordinator
Florida Southern College
"Our university had a fantastic experience with Atlantis in Lisbon, Portugal. Our 11 students were able to shadow some major surgeries at their hospital and could easily spend hours talking about their experiences. All of the Atlantis staff were very welcome and helpful, especially our on-site manager—he was always there to lead us around and to troubleshoot. We will definitely be reaching out to Atlantis for future clinical experiences!"
Krista Rogers, M.A.
Program Coordinator, Enrichment Programs
University of Connecticut
Exceptional alumni of the Atlantis Fellowship have the opportunity to apply to become Atlantis Ambassadors through our on-campus Ambassador program. Ambassadors are an integral part of our outreach and help interested students come to better know and understand the value of our programs through sharing their personal experiences in presentations and event fairs at their universities.
I was following residents and doctors in Trauma and Orthopedics and was able to observe surgeries ranging from total shoulder replacements to spinal surgeries... I knew then and there I wanted to be in the place of those surgeons one day, working hard to better a patient’s quality of life through amazing surgical techniques and cutting-edge medical technology.
Ferrol, Spain Fellowship 2018
Sonoma State University
It’s hard as a pre-medical student to stand out from every other pre-medical student out there, especially when it comes to experiences before medical school. When I decided to travel across the world to shadow abroad, I knew I was helping myself stand out from the crowd. What I didn’t know was how deep my love for traveling would be and how deep my love for the people I met on my journey would be.
Viana do Castelo, Portual Fellowship 2017
The language barrier allowed me to gain my first unique skill: the ability to analyze and interpret body language. I believe that this is not only something that will benefit me when faced with another language, but also I’m my future medical career.
Milan, Italy Fellowship 2018
Missouri State University
In a world where networks are invaluable, I will cherish the relationships I had with the doctors I shadowed at Hospital El Bierzo. Many offered me their emails so that I can ask them questions or to be references for future applications. It meant so much to me that they wanted to invest in my future beyond my three weeks as a Fellow.
Ponferrada, Spain Fellowship 2018
Safety is our priority
Our Fellows are equipped with local phones during their Fellowship so that they can contact emergency services if necessary. With trained staff in every program location, Atlantis Fellows always have someone they can call in a time of need.
We strive for value
We continually strive to increase the value of our programs by meeting with students, university pre-med and pre-health advisors, and industry leaders to stay relevant and consistently deliver an educational and enriching experience to all of our Fellows.
We help with financing
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.