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The Atlantis Fellowship equips the next generation of American medical leaders to pursue their callings.  

Successful applicants gain a global perspective on medicine through immersive hospital shadowing rotations and ethical clinical exposure overseas.  Atlantis Fellows also have access to volunteering, MCAT and AMCAS preparation resources, and research opportunities in the medical humanities. If you are pursuing a medical career, apply to go abroad with us in winter, spring, or summer 2017.   

Prepare for Medical School. Abroad.

"My experiences as a part of the Atlantis Project were the overwhelming majority of my AMCAS personal statement essay and heavily featured in other aspects of the application, as the social components I encountered in the hospital in Ponta Delgada [Portugal] were what lead to me embracing the medical journey. Moreover, the chance to shadow physicians of multiple specialties, from multiple nationalities, and operating under a different healthcare system served to truly enhance my view of medicine. I was able to translate my experiences ... into answers to a wide-ranging array of prompts throughout the primary and secondary application processes, as well as during interviews."

- Nico Coleman, M.D. student at UCSF, 2013 Atlantis Fellow 

2014 Fellows, Canary Islands, Spain.

2014 Fellows, Canary Islands, Spain.

A Trusted Partner.

Since 2007, we have collaborated with international hospitals to enable shadowing opportunities for students from over 150 American universities. The Atlantis Project is leading the way for undergraduate international healthcare education.

2014 Fellows, Canary Islands, Spain.

2014 Fellows, Canary Islands, Spain.

Life-Changing Global HealthCare Experience.

Atlantis Fellows grow in their understanding of healthcare and the medical vocation in general. Extensive observation of physician to patient interaction allows students to gain confidence in a hospital setting. In addition, Atlantis Fellows become more competitive for graduate admission via community volunteering, research opportunities, and medical school preparation resources. 

2014 Fellows, Azores Islands, Portugal.

2014 Fellows, Azores Islands, Portugal.

Explore The World with friends.

Outside the hospital, Atlantis Fellows engage with the culture of their host-site. From historic tours and group dinners to site-specific excursions like kayak trips and cathedral visits, you will share experiences with a group of Fellows as passionate about medicine as you.

"I have been hitting medical interviews hard since August and have yet to go through an interview without mentioning my Fellowship experience through the Atlantis Project in Albacete, Spain.“

        - Ally Limmer, Rhodes College, 2015 Atlantis Fellow

"The Atlantis Project has been the most comprehensive clinical experience that I have had during my undergraduate career."

- Isabella Skovira, NYU, 2013 Atlantis Fellow

We look for students who are passionate about deepening their vocation for medicine and healthcare.


Check out our YouTube Channel or the alumni highlights below. (Please note that program details and shadowing opportunities vary by location).