The Philotimo Clinical Internship Program in Greece provides students with hands-on training in a collaborative, team-based corporate environment, with opportunities to enhance their professional growth and apply new skills. pursuit of a career in the medical industry
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We offer one of the best and most affordable medical shadowing programs in the industry.
Observing the work of medical professionals can help students attain a deeper comprehension of the day-to-day responsibilities and challenges of these roles. This hands-on experience can assist students in evaluating whether a career in direct care aligns with their skills and interests. Moreover, shadowing enables students to establish relationships with medical professionals in their field of interest, providing them with opportunities for mentorship and networking that can pave the way for launching their careers.Observing the work of medical professionals can help students attain a deeper comprehension of the day-to-day responsibilities and challenges of these roles. This hands-on experience can assist students in evaluating whether a career in direct care aligns with their skills and interests. Moreover, shadowing enables students to establish relationships with medical professionals in their field of interest, providing them with opportunities for mentorship and networking that can pave the way for launching their careers.
In order to succeed in medical school and become effective physicians, medical students must possess a broad range of competencies. The premed competency model serves as a roadmap for students and includes professional, thinking reasoning, and science competencies. These competencies are crucial for students to learn and develop throughout their medical education.
Shadow accomplished healthcare professionals across diverse clinical settings and specialties in Greece through our extensive partner network. Gain unique perspectives on healthcare delivery in different cultural contexts.
Prioritizing your studies and grades over a school break allows you to gain the extra-curricular experience you need to be more competitive on future applications.
“Shadowing is an effective way to improve and highlight the essential skills required for aspiring medical students. It enables you to craft compelling narratives for your applications and interviews. Our ultimate goal is to create a world where healthcare professionals feel passionate about their work, and patients receive the best care. To achieve this, we offer programs that assist in identifying the right individuals for healthcare roles and support their development in the field.”
Larissa’s University Hospital is well-known for preparing medical students from all over the world.
A state-of-the-art medical facility in the City of Hippocrates.
The Faculty of Medicine – School of Health & Sciences, This modern and prestigious university offers our students many medical research programs for pre-med, med, and pharmacy students.
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Volunteer in a community dental clinic
The Philotimo Med Abroad Medical Internship Program is headquartered in the state of New Jersey, and is operated in Larissa, Greece the program is operated by the Faculty of Medicine School of Health and Sciences of the University of Thessaly and the University Hospital of Larissa.
This program provides pre-health students with hands-on training in a collaborative, team-based environment. The academic portion of the internship offers opportunities to apply newly acquired skills and enhance their professional growth, allowing pre-health students to pursue a career in the medical industry
Philotimo’s Clinical Shadowing program offers an intercultural experience that medical schools are actively seeking. The program takes place over 2-4 weeks during academic breaks in leading hospitals in Greece. During this time, students can witness a wider range of healthcare procedures and intercultural settings.
Life-Changing Experiences Made Accessible As a busy pre-health student, trying to coordinate a few shadowing hours here and there with local doctors is difficult and not always rewarding. Completing your shadowing hours during the break is the most efficient option, and it allows you to focus on grades and test prep during the semester. We manage all the logistics and scheduling with the doctors, so that you can focus on the experience itself.
Philotimo Med Abroad provides an opportunity for students to shadow medical professionals for more than 25 hours per week in diverse clinics. All of our programs are observation-only and abide by the ethical guidelines of the AAMC.
Our students typically shadow from Monday to Thursday, having a six-hour shift, starting at 9:00 am and ending at 3:00 pm.
We guarantee specialty preferences based on the candidate’s resume and questionnaire.
Philotimo Med Abroad’s locations are rich in the cultural offerings of Greece, allowing students to immerse themselves in the local culture while pursuing their medical education.
English is spoken throughout the hospital. We always encourage students to practice some Greek helpful phrases in the months leading up to their program, but regardless, you’ll be very much outside your comfort zone. In the long run, you will be better able to relate to patients because you’re known what is to be an outsider in a foreign healthcare system.
Pre-med and medical students spend a lot of time studying and researching from day one. At Philotimo we value very much our student’s well-being and a psychosocial balance.
Our programs have the cultural touch to help the students immerse in the Greek culture while participating in fun group activities.
To ensure safety during student shadowing at hospitals, Philotimo takes necessary precautions. Students must submit their vaccination records and COVID-19 certificate. Some hospitals may require additional measures. We also provide travel and health insurance plans that cover medical expenses, including COVID-19.
Please also be sure that you let us know of any type of allergies or any unusual health issues and inform our team of them during the pre-departure process.
We keep your logistic requirements at priority.
As you get ready for your program, our Program Director will ensure that you are well-informed and at ease with what to expect.
Your Program Director will be your primary contact person for travel arrangements, vaccination records, and any payment-related queries. You will receive all the necessary details about the hospital shadowing location, Program Coordinator, program housing address, and arrival day logistics no later than two weeks before the program start date.
Our staff has successfully ensured the safe arrival of our students at their destination airports and housing locations. We suggest that students aim to arrive at their housing site in the early afternoon on the start date of their programs. If they need to take a train or bus from the airport to their housing, they should keep in mind that they need to arrive before 5 pm local time. This information should be considered when booking flights.