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Shadow doctors 20+ hours a week in Spain, Italy, Greece, and others.

 Apply to 1-8 week Fellowships during spring/summer breaks.

2014 Fellows, Azores Islands, Portugal.

 shadow abroad.

Medicine is a special vocation. Understanding that vocation requires seeing it in action (and often). Our students shadow 20 hours per week, which can easily add up to more than 100 in a summer abroad. Such volume would be insightful whether in the US or abroad. But by doing so abroad, students add another perspective to their understanding of medicine; in the overlap of these perspectives lies the essence of medicine. 

2014 Fellows, Canary Islands, Spain.

Prepare for med school apps.

Medical schools naturally prefer that their students know what they are getting themselves into. This is why they value shadowing. They know that many of their students have varying degrees of commitment to their future profession. And they choose the ones that know and love what that path entails. Additionally, our alumni, once in med school, are some of the very few who have experienced government run healthcare systems (with their pros and cons). 

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And do much more.

In addition to shadowing, we offer other activities that enhance your path to medical school and beyond; MCAT and AMCAS prep, volunteering, medical humanities research, and pre-med mentorship. Since 2007, we have collaborated with dozens of hospitals abroad to build shadowing programs. Our alumni hail from over 200 American universities. We are based in Washington D.C., where our team thinks of nothing but pre-med shadowing abroad all day.

We look for pre-meds who are passionate about pursuing their vocation for medicine and healthcare.


"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