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Medical Shadowing in Hospitals

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2 - 12 weeks  ·  Age 18 - 50+

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Highlights

  • Observe medical procedures side-by-side to doctors, surgeons and nurses
  • Rotate through all major departments and customized according to the intern’s area of medical interest
  • Up to 40 hours per week in state-of-the-art hospitals and clinics
  • Ethical, medical and surgical shadowing, compliant with AAMC guidelines
  • Opportunity to explore Greece

Especially suitable

Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Groups

About the program

Shadow doctors & nurses in Greek hospitals for up to 40 hours per week. Rotate between different departments, clinics & surgeries. 🩺

This is an in-country shadowing program with provided shared housing and local team support.

Interns will have the opportunity to observe medical procedures side-by-side doctors, surgeons, nurses and other staff and participate in the daily routine, across various departments and ...

About the program

This is an in-country shadowing program with provided shared housing and local team support.

Interns will have the opportunity to observe medical procedures side-by-side doctors, surgeons, nurses and other staff and participate in the daily routine, across various departments and specialties. The shadowing program is designed to rotate through all major departments and can be customized according to the intern’s area of medical interest. The medical team is mostly trained or worked abroad in the UK or USA, eliminating any language barriers and offering international expertise.

This program is important as it offers pre-med, pre-health & graduates students the opportunity to gain top quality experience interning in the medical field. Interns will get to see the health care differences between countries, all medical specialties that a hospital can offer and be able to decide on their future career path. With valuable experience, you’ll develop your skills and understanding of different medical professions.

Department Rotation:
Anesthesiology, Cardiology, Dialysis, Emergency Room, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, General Surgery, Hematopathology, Intensive Care Unit, Nuclear Medicine, Orofacial Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Oncology, Pediatrics, Pneumology, Radiology



Typical day

At the start of each week a shadowing schedule is drafted between you and the coordinating doctor to rotate through all major departments.

Your day will begin at 9am following your shadowing schedule and see clinics, surgeries and diagnostics with the medical staff explaining everything in English. ..

Typical day

At the start of each week a shadowing schedule is drafted between you and the coordinating doctor to rotate through all major departments.

Your day will begin at 9am following your shadowing schedule and see clinics, surgeries and diagnostics with the medical staff explaining everything in English. Expect to end your shadowing each day at around 4-5pm depending on surgery duration and clinic rotations.


Free-time activities

The placement takes place inside the vibrant cities of Athens or Thessaloniki where many cultural events and activities take place. You have the chance to explore the historical sites or swim in the beaches around it. During your weekends you can travel to near by cities, towns or take the ferry ...

Free-time activities

The placement takes place inside the vibrant cities of Athens or Thessaloniki where many cultural events and activities take place. You have the chance to explore the historical sites or swim in the beaches around it. During your weekends you can travel to near by cities, towns or take the ferry to one of the hundreds of picturesque islands.


Requirements

Requirements

Minimum Age: 18 years

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.

Language Skills

You need to speak English (fluently)

Education Requirements

At least one year of undergraduate study completed, with a relevant scientific major such as biology, chemistry, neuroscience, behavioral sciences, physics etc. at College level

Required Documents

CV, Passport copy, Profile Photo, Criminal Background Check and Vaccination Certificate

Nationality Restrictions

No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.

Other Skills

Interns must have a genuine interest in medicine and commitment to observation of both surgical and non surgical procedures

Time Commitment

Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 09:00 - 16:00

What's Included

What's Included

Services by Cerca Abroad

Program fees include: 
  • Accommodation
  • Internship Placement
  • Airport Pickup
To apply for this internship, its quick, easy and free!

We will review your application and if we accept you on this internship we will ask for you to pay a non-refundable deposit to secure your place. The remaining of your internship fees (less your initial deposit payment) will be due no less than 30 days before your internship start date.

Airport Pickup at Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport

Internships start on Mondays and you will have the choice to participate in the program between a minimum of 2 weeks or up to a maximum of 12 weeks.

The program fees include a free airport pickup on Sunday before the start date on Monday. To qualify for the free pickup interns are required to arrive between 9am-6pm. At the airport interns will be welcomed and transferred to their housing. For interns arriving at an earlier date, a pickup maybe provided if requested and subject to availability.

COVID: Full vaccination is required to participate to the internship. A PCR, at own cost (€50), is required on Saturday or Sunday before the Monday internship start date and it has to be conducted at the hospital’s testing center (48-hour validity before stating the internship) and/or a weekly rapid test at own cost (€10). If you are having symptoms then there is an immediate requirement for a PCR test, at own cost (€50). If you are tested positive at any stage or have been in contact with a confirmed case, then the host site is requiring you to self-isolate for 8 days and then return to the internship site.

Accommodation

  • The accommodation is fully furnished (single or double beds)
  • with WiFi
  • shared with 1-6 other same-sex interns 
  • located in safe areas with easy access to public transport and close to the hospital. 
  • The last night at the accommodation is Friday night in the final week, leaving interns free to depart on Saturday. Extra nights of accommodation or private apartments can be arranged in advance, if requested and subject to availability.

Internet Access

Good access at the project site

What's NOT included?

What's NOT included?

Food & Beverages

Food, snacks or beverages are at extra costs.

Flight Tickets

The nearest airport is Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport (ATH) in Athens. We assist you to find cheap flights to Greece. FIND CHEAP FLIGHTS

Travel Insurance

Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Greece provides security and is a plus to have. GET A QUOTE

Vaccines

If you are intending to volunteer in Greece you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Greece. VACCINE CHECKER

Details on arrival

The program operates throughout the year except for August and the two weeks around New Years Day.

Internships start on Mondays and have the choice to participate to a program between a minimum of 2 weeks or up to a maximum of 12 weeks.

The program fee includes a free airport pickup on Sunday before the start date on Monday. To qualify for the free pickup, interns are required to arrive between 9am-6pm. At the airport you will be welcomed and transferred to your housing. For interns arriving at an earlier time, a pick-up service can be provided upon request and subject to availability.


Availability
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Program fees

2 weeks (min. stay) 1,824€
3 weeks 2,400€
4 weeks 2,976€
5 weeks 3,552€
6 weeks 4,128€
7 weeks 4,704€
8 weeks 5,184€
9 weeks 5,664€
10 weeks 6,144€
11 weeks 6,624€
12 weeks (max. stay) 7,104€
Average fees 752€/week

Program fees

752€ per week 2 - 12 weeks Age 18 - 50+

Payment methods

Visa Master Card Maestro American Express PayPal

NO CREDIT CARD FEES


Duration

2 - 12 weeks

Deposit

The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.


Final Payment

Your final payment will be agreed with Cerca Abroad during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.


Meet your organization

Cerca Abroad

Outstanding 5 rating (15 reviews)

Agency - founded in 4

Verified by Volunteer World

  Very high response rate

Coordinated by

Dennis

Spoken languages: English

About the project

Study, Volunteer, Intern Abroad programs in Greece or Remote Internships in Europe

Meet your organization

Cerca Abroad is a business unit of Cerca Trova Ltd, a European based company (incorporation / VAT number: BG204499976), that specializes in engineering solutions and educational programs. The company started in 2017 by offering medical shadowing internships to hundreds of participants from around the world. Over the past few years it has expanded its program portfolio of in-person (agricultural, engineering, environmental, health) and remote internships (agricultural, engineering, health & safety, marketing, software) to Erasmus+ funded MSc degrees & courses (electromobility, marine/maritime ICT, precision agriculture), offering a range of exciting educational pathways.

15 reviews · rating5

Jim Evans rating5

2021 at Medical Shadowing in Hospitals

I had a three week shadowing experience at a Greek hospital which allowed me to see all specialties and discuss with doctors and medical staff about procedures and see surgeries and gain a broad and deep perspective of the medical field. The program helped me confirm my desire to specialise on ...
Vitoria Ahern rating5

2021 at Medical Shadowing in Hospitals

I spent 4-weeks in shadowing doctors in Athens shadowing at multiple departments. The most amazing experience is standing next to them as they performed surgeries! This program confirmed my interest in Medicine and helped me pinpoint the specialty to follow. With the other interns in my group we had ...
Francesco Francesco rating5

2020 at Medical Shadowing in Hospitals

Medical internship in Athens, in a top private hospital with cutting-edge technology. I conducted my Medical internship in Athens, Greece, in a top private hospital with cutting-edge technology. It was one of the most impressive organizations I have ever seen in healthcare. My internship role as a ...
George Papantoniou rating5

2020 at Medical Shadowing in Hospitals

I joined the 4-week pre-med program in Greece in July 2019 and I had the opportunity to shadow of up to 40 hours a week with doctors, nurses, surgeons etc. We were placed in a private hospital with doctors trained in the US or UK and got to see them operating high-tech medical equipment. Our ...
Aris Kostantakatos rating5

2021 at Physical Therapy Shadowing

I choose a physiotherapy internship for two weeks in Athens and got to see many cases, some from famous local athletes and got to see surgeries right next to the operating table! Even though my internship was short I got to see a lot of cases and everyone was eager to explain and show me stuff. I ...
Katrina Davies rating5

2021 at Physical Therapy Shadowing

I was extremely impressed by the hospital staff and how they spent time with me to create a shadowing schedule focused on physical therapy and in other departments relative to it like orthopedic surgery etc. I got to learn a lot about the Greek healthcare system and develop personal relationships ...

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