Our healthcare internships in Greece sharpen your clinical knowledge & skills,
develop your confidence.

1 - 4 weeks | Fall- Winter 2024

Unlocking the World of Medical Shadowing

– Philotimo aims to develop a diverse medical workforce by providing opportunities for young individuals to explore the profession.

– Students engage in multi-simulation exercises that facilitate hands-on learning experiences.

– These exercises encompass mentorship that integrates five essential domains related to research skills, clinical knowledge, professional development, technological literacy, and technical skills.

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

– The program aims to provide students with valuable 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.

Why Shadow in Greece

Greece has a long history of being a center for modern medicine. Thessaly, in particular, has been recognized for its medical innovation and ethical standards dating back to antiquity. It is renowned for being the home of Hippocrates, known as the “Father of Modern Medicine,” whose influence led to the creation of the Hippocratic Oath taken by all physicians. The region continues to serve as a hub for advancements in medical best practices, utilizing the latest technologies in world-renowned, state-of-the-art facilities.

To be the world’s most relevant medical internship abroad

– Philotimo Med Abroad  focus is on practical skills and mindsets that can bring about change in the real world.

– Learning by doing is the guiding force behind every medical program, course, shadowing experience and project.

– Philotimo Med Abroad goal is to provide students with the skills to transform their lives and society and create doctors who can transform the world.


End-to-End Service
That Includes

  • Internship customization (choose your destination and departments) 
  • Comprehensive pre-trip support 
  • 24/7 in-country support team 
  • Private, catered accommodation
  • Transportation
  • Excursions to fantastic sites.


    *Costs in the grid are also in US Dollars and are in addition to the registration fee.

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.

That Suits You

  • You can choose your destination
  • You can choose your departments
  • You can stay for as long or short as you like from 1 week+
  • We will fully prepare you before you go
  • Our in-country team will support you 24/7 while you’re overseas
  • You get full supervision in the hospital
  • You will live in private, catered accommodation

Internships start every Saturday, all year round —perfect for spring and summer internships.

Explore Greece while doing what you love

Are you ready to take your medical education to the next level? Look no further than Philotimo Med Abroad! Our clinical shadowing and medical internship programs offers an unparalleled opportunity to shadow doctors and nurses, providing you with hands-on experience that will empower and inspire you. Not only that but by traveling to new and exciting locations, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of the unique needs and challenges faced by patients from different cultures. With Philotimo Med Abroad, you’ll become a culturally responsive healthcare provider and take your career to new heights. Don’t miss out on this transformative experience!

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

  • The Philotimo medical internship abroad in Greece is a clinical placement you undertake in a fast-paced, state-of-the-art hospital.
  • You’ll see a healthcare system totally different from your own, and get experience with conditions and practices you’ve never seen before.
  • You can choose the departments you want to rotate through — oncology, surgical, pediatrics, the ED…. It’s completely customizable.

  • You’ll see unfamiliar conditions like tropical diseases, learn how sociocultural issues affect how care is delivered, and get real-life, in-person experience with global health.

Learn from

  • We’ve designed our medical internships overseas in Greece to help you (and your resumé) stand out from the tens of thousands of med students who graduate every year.
  • Expand your clinical knowledge and skill set
  • Develop your confidence and resourcefulness
  • Build your personal and professional network
  • Sharpen your verbal and non-verbal communication
  • Become more attractive to employers
  • Your placement runs Monday to Thursday. So, your evenings and weekends are free to explore a beautiful country with a lot of history.

Who are

  • 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.
  • The experts in planning, customizing, and building medical internships abroad.  We’ve built internships for over 18,000 students from 400+ universities worldwide. 
  • 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.

What Are
The Benefits

  • 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.
  • 95% of Philotimo alumni progress on the AAMC competencies which medical schools use to evaluate applicants.

What are
the Requirements?

As long as you are a college student enrolled in or have been accepted on a professional medical degree (in medical school) you are eligible.

You can also travel if you are already graduated. However, please note that our placements are educational in their nature and designed to give you experience abroad in a university, general or private hospital setting under the supervision of local qualified professionals.


  • The process is easy. You can either phone us and pay your registration fee via Bank transfer, ZELLE, Venmo, Wise or Paypal.
  • it’s as simple as that. Once you have paid your $500 registration fee, you will get official confirmation of your place in 24 hours or less.
  • Pay as much or as little as you like as long as the full balance is paid at least 30 days before your program.

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

– Philotimo Med Abroad offers international medical shadowing programs
– The programs provide practical insights, a global perspective, and a competitive edge for healthcare professionals
– Participants can observe cutting-edge medical practices in renowned hospitals and clinics across the globe
– The experience includes witnessing state-of-the-art surgical procedures, engaging in discussions about innovative treatment approaches, and seeing firsthand the impact of cutting-edge medical technologies
– The immersive experience can deepen medical knowledge and ignite passion for medicine
– The program is designed to provide cultural immersion and cross-cultural experiences.

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

  • We have partnerships with University hospitals, regional hospitals, large government hospitals, tertiary referral centres, specialist hospitals, and even small rural health outposts.
  • You can rotate through departments including general medicine, A&E, anaesthesiology, ICUs, OBG, surgery, and paediatrics. You can also get experience in more specialised areas like neurology, cardiology, and oncology.
  • As a medical student, placements are primarily about the clinical experience. But our destinations offer an abundance of opportunities for adventure too.


  • On a hospital pharmacy placement, you’ll see unfamiliar — often unbranded — drugs, learn how pre-digital stock systems work, and observe how departments are affected when there are drug shortages.
  • Expand your clinical knowledge and skill set
  • Develop your confidence and resourcefulness
  • Build your personal and professional network
  • Sharpen your verbal and non-verbal communication
  • Become more attractive to pharmacist employers


  • Right away you’ll see how the local healthcare system contrasts with your own. In that clinical setting, you’ll get experience with both practices and conditions you’ve never seen before.
  • On your dental placement, you’ll see cases of decay far more advanced than what you’ve seen before.
  • You’ll also learn how cultural issues impact care (oral hygiene is a secondary concern in some of our destinations), and see how local dentists cope with equipment shortages.

How to apply for clinical 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.

Ready To Get Started?
Applying is free and only takes a few minutes.

Research Explore &

  • Find program details, locations, specialties, and durations to explore.
  • Make sure the programs match your interests and career goals.
  • Fill out the application 

Check Eligibility &

  • Meet with a member of our admissions team
  • To better understand the internship and ask any questions.

Submit Application &
Pay Application Fee

Please submit the following documents and pay your deposit:

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

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.


Yes, you can. Whether you’re newly qualified or you’ve been practicing for a few years, you can still go on a once-in-a-lifetime overseas internship.

You’ll get exactly the same level of trip customization as everyone else. You may even get more choice, depending on your level of experience.

You choose the destination you want to travel to and the departments you want to get experience in, and we’ll build your perfect placement.

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