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Atlantis M.D. Fellowship


Program Overview

The Atlantis M.D. Fellowship is designed for medical students interested in global healthcare placements for clinical shadowing. On this program you will be placed with a small group of other American medical students in an Atlantis partner hospital in Europe or South America for 2 or 4 weeks. You will shadow for 4 days per week on most programs. In our shortest 2-week program, you can expect 40 hours or more of shadowing. 

When: we have start dates at regular intervals between May 13 and August 5 for summer placements. Program lengths are 2 or 4 weeks. 

Where: Global sites vary in Europe and South America. We do have placements in most countries, but certain site and date options are more competitive. 

How do I apply? You can apply for the M.D. program on our main application page here

Language Skills: not required, although preferred in some sites.

What's included.

Arranged Housing: we arrange your program housing and you will live with other students on your program. Housing varies depending on availability, but usually you will share a room with one or two Fellows in a university dorm, hostel, or hotel.

Some Group Meals. We provide two group dinners per week (usually Monday and Wednesday), light breakfast, and a lunch on your excursion day.

Excursion(s). Our international team will coordinate one or more excursions for your group, usually on Fridays. 

24/7 Staff Support: our trained international team is available 24/7 to help you in your city.

Travel Health Insurance: We provide travel health insurance to help cover any medical expenses you incur abroad.

Hospital placement: we will arrange your hospital program. Specialty options vary by location and you will usually be shadowing one-to-one with a doctor or in pairs with another Fellow. You will have the option before your program to choose your leading preferences for specialties in your hospital, but we cannot guarantee you will be able to see all your preferred specialties. 

Arrival/Departure: we do not do airport pickup in most locations. However, our programs team in Washington, D.C. will thoroughly prepare you for the logistics of planning your travel logistics.

Airfare: not included, although we give you tips on cheap flights.

Program Fee.

For accepted applicants, the one-time enrollment fee for the Atlantis Clinical Fellowship is $900 USD. This fee reserves your spot and your housing. It is nonrefundable. The separate program fee ranges from $1,120 to $2,920 depending on length of program. For funding and scholarship help, please view this page and talk to our Admissions team after applying.