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Pre-med? M.D. Candidate?

Challenge yourself this summer by going to Europe or South America and exploring healthcare from a different perspective. The Atlantis Fellowship runs AAMC-compliant hospital observation programs in Europe and South America, as well as service-learning, research, MCAT, and more. Applications for 2018 are now open. 


2014 Fellows, Azores Islands, Portugal.

AAMC-Compliant Clinical shadowing.

Our mission is to help our students see medicine as a vocation. By participating in an Atlantis Fellowship, our Fellows spend 10+ hours per week shadowing doctors in multiple specialties in hospitals abroad. This high level of medical exposure affords students the opportunity to view medicine in action and guides them in their decision to continue to pursue medicine for a lifetime.

2014 Fellows, Canary Islands, Spain.

pre-meds: stand out on your med application.

Medical schools look for students who have demonstrated a devotion to the medical field as well as an understanding of what life as a physician entails. One of the best ways that students can demonstrate this devotion and understanding is to shadow doctors. In addition to shadowing, the Atlantis Research, Service Learning, Public Health, MCAT, and AMCAS prep programs help Fellows improve their med school applications in even more specific ways.

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Learn Medicine Abroad.

Atlantis Fellows live and learn in new locations, growing in their understanding of other cultures. Through experiencing the differences between U.S. and international healthcare, Fellows distinguish the areas of overlap in these healthcare systems, clarifying the essential elements of medicine and the physician’s role. Finally, most Fellows will see firsthand the pros and cons of government-run healthcare and are prepared to participate effectively in the debate surrounding the role of government in U.S. healthcare.

Our Story.


The Atlantis Project is based in Washington, D.C. We were founded in 2007 with mission of changing healthcare education through life-changing international programming. We have coordinated AAMC-compliant shadowing programs with dozens of hospitals worldwide. We are excited to launch new programs for summer 2018 in research, service, public health, and MCAT prep. Our alumni hail from over 200 American universities. 




Ready to Apply?

We look for pre-med or M.D. candidates who are passionate about pursuing a vocation for medicine & healthcare. Our application takes 60-90 minutes to complete and if you have any questions our Admissions Team would be glad to help. Contact us here.


From our alumni.


"Joining the Atlantis Project was one of the best decisions I have made in my life. It was definitely a life-changing experience and one that I have consistently talked about in my medical school essays and interviews. This trip was one that I will surely never forget.”

 Jessica Sheu
Rice University '16


"The trek into medicine can be an arduous undertaking. The distinctive experience offered by the Atlantis Project can serve to validate and invigorate your desire to enter the medical field. Both the medical and exploratory aspects of the Atlantis Project, if they were separate, would warrant an ardent pursuit. When combined, they create an opportunity unlike any other."

George Bugarinovic, Johns Hopkins '15
Harvard Medical School MD '20