Explore the world of Medicine while traveling, spark your professional ambition

2 - 4 weeks Medical Internships | Summer 2024

Unlocking the World of Medical Shadowing

The primary objective of Philotimo is to contribute to developing a diverse medical workforce by providing young individuals with opportunities to explore the profession. 

To achieve this goal, students are engaged in multi-simulation exercises that facilitate hands-on learning experiences. These exercises encompass mentorship that integrates the five essential domains of research skills, clinical knowledge, professional development, technological literacy, and technical skills.

The Philotimo Internship Program has been designed to offer undergraduate and graduate students the chance to shadow healthcare professionals working in some of Greece’s best-ranked government and private healthcare facilities. 

This program aims to provide students with invaluable insights and practical experiences that will help them gain a better understanding of the healthcare sector and the skills required to excel in this field.

To be the world’s most relevant medical internship abroad

We believe that a medical school should give you so much more than a degree.

Education is all about transformation. 

Students want skills that will transform their lives.

Society wants doctors that will transform the world.

Like all change, it starts with action. 

By focusing on what our students can do in the real world, rather than the theory they study in classrooms, we prioritize those skills and mindsets that are most relevant to bringing about change right now—in the careers of the individual, the hospitals, clinics and shelters they work in, and the society they live in. 

This belief in learning by doing goes beyond an educational philosophy; it is the guiding force behind every program we provide, every course we create, every shadowing experience and project we run

Your Potential.
Our Passion.

At Philotimo Med Abroad, we take pride in our unwavering commitment to the principle of “philotimo.” This Greek concept, deeply rooted in our ethos, embodies honor, integrity, and respect for others.

We have partnered with a network of prestigious hospitals and clinics to provide our students with access to diverse specialties and clinical settings. Whether you aim to witness cutting-edge surgical procedures, engage in groundbreaking research, or explore innovative medical practices, we offer tailored opportunities to suit your interests and goals.


Your Experience.
Our Satisfaction.

Philotimo Med Abroad prioritizes cultural exchange and community engagement alongside shadowing experiences. Our programs offer immersive activities that allow students to interact with local communities and gain a transformative understanding of different cultures. Join us for an adventure that transcends borders and unlocks new possibilities.

With Philotimo Med Abroad, you can be confident that you will receive top-notch education and training to help you achieve your dreams in the medical field.

Your Safety.
Our Priority.

Ensuring safety and security is of utmost importance to us in all our operations. We work closely with our partners to provide a safe and supportive environment to all students during their shadowing experience.

Our team of skilled professionals is committed to organizing seamless logistics, which includes travel arrangements, accommodation, local support, and cultural immersion activities. This enables you to focus on maximizing your learning and personal growth without worrying about the logistics.

Explore Greece while doing what you love

Are you ready for a transformative experience that will take your medical education to the next level? Look no further than Philotimo Med Abroad! We offer an unparalleled opportunity to shadow doctors and nurses, gaining practical, hands-on experience that will leave you feeling empowered and inspired. But that’s not all – by traveling to new and exciting locales, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of the unique needs and challenges faced by patients from different cultures. Get ready to become a truly culturally responsive healthcare provider – all with Philotimo Med Abroad!

Why opt for the shadowing abroad program as a pre-med or medical student? 
Here are some good reasons for you!

Commitment to
Learning and Growth

Striving to be the best version of oneself requires continuous personal and professional growth. This involves setting goals for learning and development, reflecting on successes, challenges, and mistakes, pursuing opportunities to improve knowledge and understanding, and asking for feedback to learn and grow. Remember, every step taken toward improvement is a step toward fulfilling one’s potential.

Learn from

“Our shadowing programs provide a unique opportunity to learn from experienced healthcare practitioners who are dedicated to sharing their knowledge and expertise. Through our programs, participants have the chance to observe and learn from specialists in various fields, witnessing their technical skills, compassionate patient care, and unwavering dedication to their profession. This exposure enables individuals to deepen their medical knowledge, refine their clinical skills, and gain a deeper appreciation for the art of medicine. We believe that our shadowing programs offer a valuable learning experience for those interested in pursuing a career in healthcare.”


It is essential to seek out and engage with diverse perspectives to truly understand a situation or idea. This requires a willingness to adjust one’s mindset and consider alternative viewpoints. One must also reflect on their values, beliefs, and identities and how they may impact others while remaining aware of and addressing any biases in oneself and others. By fostering an inclusive environment, we can create a supportive community that values diversity and promotes growth.


Philotimo Internship Programs provide an opportunity to study abroad while gaining valuable clinical experience. The dates are flexible, allowing you to work around your summer or winter break plans. You don’t need foreign language skills to participate. Many of Philotimo’s alumni have been accepted into 40 of the top 50 medical schools. Furthermore, 95% of Philotimo alumni progress on the AAMC competencies which medical schools use to evaluate applicants.


Being a pre-health student can be quite challenging, with the need to arrange clinical experiences and shadowing hours. However, it can also be unrewarding. Fortunately, Philotimo Internship programs provide students with meaningful clinical experience, which is good enough to allow them to focus more on their grades during the semesters. In addition, the programs refine and showcase most of the 15 competencies that medical schools assess candidates on. This overall experience is why our alumni can succeed in their healthcare paths post-college.


The experiences you gain through Philotimo Med Abroad will leave an indelible mark on your personal and professional life. 

From witnessing groundbreaking medical advancements to forming lifelong friendships with like-minded individuals, your journey will be filled with unforgettable moments and cherished memories that shape you into a well-rounded and culturally aware healthcare professional.

Educating the next generation of healthcare professionals will require more than simply lecturing to them in classrooms

Philotimo Med Abroad is offering an amazing opportunity for those interested in pursuing a career in medicine. Our international medical shadowing programs provide in-depth exposure to the global healthcare landscape, giving you practical insights, a global perspective, and a competitive edge as a healthcare professional. Our meticulously crafted shadowing programs offer the chance to observe cutting-edge medical practices in renowned hospitals and clinics across the globe. You will witness state-of-the-art surgical procedures, engage in discussions about innovative treatment approaches, and see firsthand the impact of cutting-edge medical technologies. Through this immersive experience, you can deepen your medical knowledge and ignite your passion for medicine. We believe in the transformative power of cultural immersion and cross-cultural experiences, and our program is designed to provide just that.

This program offers much more than just a typical medical or pre-med shadowing experience abroad. It's an opportunity to gain valuable insight and experience that goes beyond the traditional scope of such programs.

Looking to kickstart your career?

Clinical PA

Observing the work of medical professionals can provide students with a better understanding of the day-to-day responsibilities and challenges of these roles. This real-world experience can help students assess whether a career in direct care is a good fit for their skills and interests. Additionally, shadowing medical professionals allows students to establish relationships with them in their field of interest, providing opportunities for mentorship and networking that can assist them in launching their careers.


Philotimo Pharmacy’s Internship Program is an excellent opportunity for pharmacy students to gain practical insights and real-world experience in the field. Our hands-on approach allows interns to gain experience from day one, with exposure to various pharmacy settings such as community pharmacies, hospital pharmacies, and lab research programs. The program covers pharmaceutical practice and patient care, offering essential insights to students. While local shadowing experiences are valuable, our pharmacist shadowing program abroad provides a unique opportunity for cultural immersion, new perspectives, and professional growth.


The Philotimo Dental Internship Program aims to equip predental/dental students with the necessary skills and knowledge to pursue a career in dentistry education. The program provides training in teaching, curriculum development, community service mentoring, and clinical practice.

During the program, the fellows will have the opportunity to participate in a range of teaching responsibilities, including lecturing, and observe various dental procedures. The program may take place in a governmental hospital, private clinic, or community clinic.

How to apply for shadowing abroad?

Are you ready to embark on a journey of transformation and create a promising future for yourself? Join Philotimo Med Abroad and explore the world, experience medical excellence, embrace diverse cultures, and unleash your potential as a healthcare leader. Our program offers a unique opportunity to understand the global healthcare landscape and foster innovation, compassion, and expertise in the field of medicine.
Begin your journey with Philotimo and open yourself up to a world of possibilities as you create a new future in medicine.

Research &

To start, visit our website and take a close look at our international medical shadowing programs. You’ll find program details, locations, specialties, and durations to explore. Make sure the programs match your interests and career goals. Take your time to go through everything.

Check Eligibility &

Make sure to check if you meet the academic requirements and any other specific prerequisites mentioned for the internship program(s) you are interested in.

Complete the
Online Application

Complete our online application form with accurate and comprehensive information. Double-check for any errors or omissions before submitting. The application fee is non-refundable.

Prepare & Upload
Application Documents

Please submit the following documents as per the instructions provided:

1. Updated resume
2. Statement of intent
3. Passport, Covid certificate, and medical records
4. Academic transcripts

Submit Application &
Pay Application Fee

To apply, fill out the form online, upload the required documents, and pay the application fee using the provided options. Admission typically takes about 48 hours. If you’re missing documents, reach out to the admissions office at admisions@philotimomedabroad.org.

Application Review &

We’ll review your application and notify you of its status within the specified timeframe. If accepted, you’ll receive an acceptance letter/email with instructions to confirm your enrollment.

Apply for credit via your home academic institution

Our Philotimo Med Abroad team has extensive experience in helping interns apply for academic credits from their universities. We have arrangements with several institutions worldwide. Each academic institution has a unique policy for granting internship credit. As an intern, you are responsible for discussing course credit options with your university or college in advance. We can help you fulfill your academic requirements by reviewing them, connecting with your advisor, and providing the necessary paperwork.Our team at Philotimo Med Abroad has experience in helping interns apply for academic credits. Each institution has unique policies for granting internship credit, which you should discuss with your university in advance. Once you have connected with your academic advisor or international education office, let us know what requirements your internship needs to fulfill and we’ll support you with any paperwork.

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