USA based non-profit charity offering flexible, customized international medical volunteering worldwide. Affordable, tax-deductible fees, year-round projects in clinics/hospitals, care centers, paramedic also. + 20 countries
Atlantis' programs are designed to provide both a meaningful educational hospital experience and a great cultural experience. With beautiful locations across Europe and Latin America, the Atlantis Fellowship offers a comprehensive and impactful international hospital experience.
Pursuing a career in healthcare requires investing significant effort, time, and finances, beginning at the undergraduate level. Witnessing the practice of medicine first-hand can help cement the decision to pursue a career in healthcare and give the enthusiasm needed to complete the long road ahead, or it can save you valuable time, stress, and money if you realize early on that healthcare is not right for you. Even students who are positive about working in healthcare benefit from gaining more insight into the life of healthcare professionals and operations of a hospital, helping you to narrow your interests, making you a stronger candidate to medical and health professional schools, and preparing you for the trials (and joys) ahead. In today's competitive application environment, extra experience shadowing, more clearly defined goals, and more awareness about the healthcare field can make a significant difference in admissions.
Atlantis offers an intensive shadowing program of approximately 20hrs/week in international hospitals where students see different areas of medicine while also observing a healthcare system that is different than the US system. Outside of the hospital, students broaden horizons by exploring their host country and partaking in group activities. The hospital experience is observation-only, and Atlantis is committed to ensuring that all participants are held to high ethical standards while shadowing (read more about ethics here).
Colline Foundation's Haiti International Clinical Apprenticeship Program (HICAP) is a clinical observership. This shadowing experience enables pre-medical students to observe procedures and surgeries in one of the most challenging healthcare systems in the world. Program participants will learn directly from physicians as they care for some of the western hemisphere's neediest patients.
Shadowing can be a deciding factor in getting into medical school and Colline Foundation's HICAP Program provides pre-med students with the most immersive shadowing opportunity available. Shadowing is the act of following a physician as he/she does his/her typical work activities in a clinic or hospital setting. You might ask why this experience can be so important. First, it may be the defining experience which tells you whether or not you want to be a physician.
Shadowing gives you a very tangible sense of what life is like for a practicing physician. Through working alongside a physician, you can get a unique insight into what happens in a day in the life of a physician. You get a sense of what it’s like working with patients, working with other health care practitioners (nurses, PAs, and others), and what the challenges and rewards are of working in the medical profession.
Shadowing can also be crucial for a second reason: Having clinical experience like this lets admissions committees know that you understand that you have some understanding of what you are getting into. It also shows admissions officers your commitment to a medical career because you have taken initiative in learning about being a physician prior to applying to medical school.
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