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Clinical Shadowing Program Abroad in Greece

An Introduction to the Clinical Shadowing Internship

The program’s core is the shadowing experience. It includes orientation, observing medical procedures, patient interaction, and reflective practice. Participants get familiar with the hospital and personnel, witness medical procedures, interact with healthcare professionals, and engage with patients. Reflective practice encourages deep learning and self-improvement. Internship highlights include working with healthcare professionals, observing and assisting with patient care, and healthcare opportunities to suit interns’ experience.

Importance of Medical Shadowing.

Medical shadowing is essential for aspiring healthcare professionals. It provides practical insights into the field, helps in exploring different medical fields, and enhances clinical skills. Additionally, it offers a networking opportunity with mentors and professionals.

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.

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.

Invest in your future

Are you unsure if pursuing a career in medicine is the right choice for you? Our program offers flexible dates that work with your summer or winter break to help you make an informed decision. All programs are conducted entirely in English and provide a global perspective on the field of medicine, giving you a unique experience and valuable material to use in application statements and interviews. You will have the opportunity to obtain clinical experience while enjoying the beautiful country of Greece. Our program has a proven track record of success, with our students being accepted into top medical schools. In addition, 95% of our students advance on the AAMC competencies on which medical schools assess applicants.


Experience the Greek summer like never before! Try new foods, make new friends, and create unforgettable memories with Philotimo. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity! Your adventure begins with a cultural tour of the beautiful city of Larissa upon your arrival. From April to June, explore Meteora, Trikala, and the ancient Asclepius. If you’re visiting from mid-June to August, discover Mount Olympus, the ancient city of Dion, and the stunning Gritsa Beach.

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

Our Accommodations

Our accommodation in Larissa is located in a centrally located hotel, providing a comfortable and convenient stay. The hotel’s prime location offers easy access to local attractions and amenities. Notably, the hotel is known for its exceptional cleanliness, with dedicated staff ensuring a hygienic environment from the lobby to the students’ rooms. The spacious and tastefully decorated double rooms are perfect for students traveling together, providing a cozy atmosphere for relaxation. These rooms come equipped with essential amenities, such as a private bathroom, air conditioning, and premium bedding. It’s a home away from home.

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. It has numerous commercial shops and offers plenty of options for food and entertainment. It is also 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. Larissa is famous for being the city of Hippocrates, who resided and died there.

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