Watch Kaitlyn's experience with shadowing a doctor during her Fellowship.
"One of the highlights of my AP experience this past summer was shadowing an orthopedic surgeon. He really took the time to get to know me and really explain in detail all the different procedures and surgeries he was doing.
All the doctors there really wanted to invest in the future generation of doctors. The Atlantis Project not only provides a platform for students to shadow doctors, but also to engage in many cultural activities and get to know other students from around the country."
- Kaitlyn Callaghan, Atlantis Fellow '16
Three Reasons to Shadow a Doctor Abroad
A Global ExperiencE
Understand healthcare in a global context. Shadow in developed hospitals and observe different approaches to solving healthcare issues. Immerse yourself into the local culture and make lifelong friends.
Rotate clinical areas each week. Observe doctors in different specialties in a hospital setting for 20 hours/week. Fellows typically observe more specialties than in a domestic Fellowship.
Prep for Med School Admissions
Get an edge with real-world observation. Refine and validate your focus in medicine. Take advantage of opportunities in volunteering, medical humanities research, and MCAT prep.
Last year, over 500 students qualified for the opportunity to shadow abroad with the Atlantis Project in 15 countries around the world.
"My experience in Spain with the Atlantis Project further instilled within me the importance of studying medicine cross-culturally. I'm glad I got to learn medicine from a different perspective from the doctors I got to shadow, but at the same time exchange with them how my aspirations to become a physician is intertwined with my identity as a first-generation, low-income minority in the U.S."
- Gabriel Reyes, Brown University
"During my time as an Atlantis Fellow, I was able to shadow international doctors in a variety of departments including Pediatrics, Neurology, Cardiology, and Anesthesiology. I loved having the one-on-one time with such a large variety of doctors. After finishing this program, I felt like I better understood the different specialties and what a typical day would look like when I become a physician."
- Kendall Bielak, George Mason University
"Embarking on the journey into medicine can be a long and difficult road at times. However, participating in the Atlantis Project truly reminded me to never stop pursuing that dream. The Atlantis Project is an opportunity of a lifetime that enriches your understanding of medicine, history, culture, and language. The knowledge and skills you will gain during your time in AP are invaluable in preparing you for a successful career as a physician. This program helped catapult me to a full-tuition (and generous living stipend!) merit scholarship opportunity at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine where I currently attend and will graduate with an MD, Masters in Clinical Research, and special qualifications in biomedical research."
- Selena Pasadyn, Harvard University