The Atlantis Project Fellowship immerses pre-med and pre-health undergraduates in small hospitals in Europe. Successful applicants spend a few intense weeks observing the daily life of doctors in various specialties.
A Trusted Partner.
Since 2007, we have collaborated with European hospitals to enable shadowing opportunities for students from over 100 American universities. Our Fellowship is America's leading Europe-focused healthcare program.
Life-Changing HealthCare Experience.
Spend several weeks during university breaks shadowing European doctors in various specialties for 20+ hours per week. Learn about European healthcare and the medical vocation in general. In addition, Atlantis Fellows become more competitive for graduate admission via research, community volunteering, and teaching (location-dependent). Sound too good to be true? *Read our reviews here.*
Explore europe with friends.
Outside the hospital, Atlantis Fellows engage with the culture of their host-site. From vineyard tours and group dinners to kayak trips and cathedral visits, you will be sharing experiences with friends as passionate about healthcare as you.
"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 [my medical school] application as the social components I encountered in the hospital in Ponta Delgada 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 on the island into answers to a wide-ranging array of prompts throughout the primary and secondary application processes, as well as during interviews."
- Nico Coleman, CSU-Long Beach, M.D. student at UCSF (top-three medical school), Atlantis Fellow 2013
"Physicians went above and beyond in answering my questions and ensuring I learned as much as I could."
- Athena Kan, Harvard, 2015 Atlantis Fellow, Albacete, Spain
"The Atlantis Project has been the most comprehensive clinical experience that I have had during my undergraduate career."
- Isabella Skovira, NYU, 2013 Atlantis Fellow, Faial Island, Portugal
"Being an Atlantis Fellow allowed me to combine many of my interests - medicine, travel, service, and making new friends - into a single, unforgettable experience."
- Dean Balan, UNLV, 2015 AP Fellow, Cuenca, Spain