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Clinical Shadowing Program Abroad in Greece

On our internships for medical students, you’ll:

  • 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
  •  Witness medical procedures, interact with healthcare professionals, and engage with patients
  • Observing medical procedures, patient interaction, and reflective practice.

Advantages of Clinical Shadowing in Greece

Philotimo’s clinical shadowing program in Greece is a unique opportunity for aspiring medical professionals. It offers a global perspective on diverse approaches to medicine by exposing them to different healthcare systems. Participants also get to immerse themselves in a foreign environment, explore local traditions, and improve cross-cultural communication skills. The program encourages personal growth, adaptability, and an appreciation for diversity. These are all valuable qualities that will serve an individual well in their personal and professional life.

Customized Experiences

  • A medical internship abroad is a clinical placement you undertake in a fast-paced, low-resource hospital in the developing world. 
  • You’ll see a healthcare system totally different from your own, and get experience with conditions and practices you’ve never seen before.
  • Open to those with experience in the field of medicine (including med-school and pre-med students).
  • You can choose the departments you want to rotate through — oncology, surgical, pediatrics, the ED…. It’s completely customizable.
  • Naturally, all applicants must also have a genuine willingness to help, show drive + initiative, and bring a positive ‘can-do’ attitude.
  • We aim to offer guidance on personal confidence, foster social activities, facilitate discussions on future careers, and identify societal needs among the residents.
  • 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.


Clinical Shadowing at the University Hospital of Larissa

The University Hospital of Larissa offers diverse hospital shadowing options in both surgical and non-surgical departments. Affiliated with the University of Thessaly, the state-of-the-art hospital specializes in oncology, cardiology, neurology, and more.

 With 1,200 beds, it provides advanced care, research, training, and technological innovation. Past fellows have appreciated the cultural immersion and gained global healthcare system insight.

Unique Shadowing Experiences in Greece

Attention pre-med, med, and physician assistant students! If you’re seeking a life-changing shadowing experience, Philotimo Med Abroad can take you to Greece to explore the birthplace of Hippocrates and gain valuable insights into your future profession.

During your stay, you’ll spend 20+ hours each week shadowing at the University Hospital of Larissa. You’ll rotate through various clinical departments, including some that offer surgical opportunities. Please note that all hours are observation-only and comply with AAMC and BMA guidelines for pre-health experiences abroad.

In addition to shadowing, you’ll also participate in lab research at the Faculty of Health and Sciences at the University of Thessaly. And don’t worry if you don’t speak Greek – language skills are not required.


Program Details

The Philotimo Med Abroad Program offers a chance to shadow physicians for a minimum of 25 hours per week, in various specialties. You will experience real-life physician-patient encounters with a faculty-mentor, and go on one excursion per week to regional destinations. During the program, you will stay in a safe double room in the city center, with all amenities and meals provided. Daily personal time is available to explore the city of Larissa. The supervisor will provide 24/7 support, and opportunities to relax or enjoy activities on weekends.

Nursing Internships

A nursing internship abroad with Work the World will help shape you into the nurse you have the potential to become.

Our internships for nurses are educational in nature and will help you develop the confidence to take on any challenge the wards present when you get home.

When you return to your nursing studies you’ll be seen as a strong and competent nursing student, earning you recognition from your peers.

And with a nursing student internship on your resume, employers will be fighting to get you in the door.

Travel and Adventure

  • Your focus as a fellow student in the clinical experience. But you’re going to have free time in the evenings and on weekends to explore whichever country you’ve chosen to visit.
  • You’ll meet a lot of new people there, and you’ll all go on big weekend trips together. 
  • Try new foods, make new friends, and create unforgettable memories with Philotimo.

Philotimo Med Abroad does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, religion, sex or national and ethnic origin. 

What exactly is a nursing internship in Greece

  • The Philotimo internship is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for you to experience a voluntary clinical rotation in a hospital in Greece’s best hospitals.
  • Disposable/single-use equipment being sterilised and reused
  • Families providing bedside care including manual ventilation
  • Whatever your interests — emergency, pediatrics, labor and delivery, or anything else — we will craft an internship in nursing with your name on it.

Our Accommodations

  • Safe and centrally located accommodation.
  • Shared room with one room mate of the same gender.
  • Walking distance to the shuttle stop.

Included with the fees

*Note that the program start date listed is always a Saturday and your housing is available from that day.  

Currently accepting candidates:

Pre-meds, Pre-PA, Pre-nursing, Health sciences, Allied Health, Pre-pharmacy, Pre-dental, Public Health, PA, Nursing students, Medical students, Gap-year.

Philotimo Med Abroad does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, religion, sex or national and ethnic origin. 

The City of Larissa

  • Larissa is the capital city and the largest city located in the Thessaly region of Greece.
  • It is the fifth most populous city in Greece. The city of Larissa is modern with beautiful squares, neighborhoods, and parks.
  • Larissa is famous for being the city of Hippocrates, who resided and died there.
  • It has numerous commercial shops and offers plenty of options for food and entertainment.
  • Known as the “city of coffee” due to its more than 1600 cafeterias. However, other than relaxing and drinking coffee, you should spend some time sightseeing. 

Why are there limited spaces?

Our partner hospitals are full working hospitals. That means there’s a reasonable limit to the number of nursing students we can send. So please remember that when one of our destinations is full, it’s full.

But you can secure your place in your first choice of destination by getting in early.

Need more information before you make your choice? Whatever your inquiry, we’re here to help.

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