• Greece
    • Thessaloniki
    • Athens
    • Athens
1 to 4 weeks

Program Details

Non-Monetary Benefits
J-Term Maymester Spring Spring Break Summer
Apartment Hotel
Weekly Hours
Age Min.
Age Max


Starting Price
Price Details
*Accommodations (shared room by the same gender)
* Daily breakfast, some meals
* Excursions
* Transportation during the program
* Airport pick-up/ drop off
* A leading medical internship in your field of interest (PA, Dental, Pharmacy, Psychology)
* 24/7 support from our full-time Greece-based team
* Personalized one-on-one career coaching session
* Social & cultural events with our large international community of interns!

Program fees do not include visa fees, flights, or daily food & drink.
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Airport Transfers Some Meals Transportation Travel Insurance Wifi
What's Included (Extra)


What's Not Included
Airfare Domestic Airfare Some Meals SIM cards Visa
Apr 29, 2024
Mar 12, 2024
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About Program

Philotimo Med Abroad is a pre-health study abroad organization for undergraduates. Our clinical rotation and shadowing programs are for those who looking to step into medicine as a career or are already med students looking to gain experience. What better way to gain clinical hours than sunny Greece? Students will shadow in the state-of-the-art University Hospitals of Larissa with expert physicians and have the opportunity to explore the rich culture that Greece has to offer.
The second face of the program is at a community clinic, where you can observe daily procedures and diagnostics.
Exposure to a variety of different medical specialties and procedures is the best way for students to decide if healthcare is the right path for them.
We know this, and that is why all of our opportunities provide intimate and insightful interactions with diverse healthcare professionals.

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Program Highlights

  • The programs provide practical insights, a global perspective, and a competitive edge for healthcare professionals
  • 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
  • Have an amazing life experience in Greece We know that moving to a new place can be nerve-racking. That's why our team on the ground is made up of Greeks who are there to give you support 24/7.
  • The immersive experience can deepen medical knowledge and ignite passion for medicine
  • The program is designed to provide cultural immersion and cross-cultural experiences.

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Yes, I recommend this program

Very fun and educational experience!

I loved my trip to Larissa with Philotimo Med abroad, I found the activities such as horse-riding, walk tours, etc. Super fun and helpful to appreciate the culture. My director was very helpful. I stayed for 2 weeks. The majority of the internship was life-changing. I learned a lot from the psychologist and the nurses, their communication was a challenge sometimes as I don’t speak Greek.
The internship was very well organized, with the group leaders. always being on top of everything and perfectly timing activities. The volunteer work was rewarding in itself and felt productive.

28 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

The perfect Pre-Med Adventure

Though I was highly confident in my decision to become a doctor before the program, I feel even more strongly about medicine now. Being able to shadow doctors in a system I had never encountered before was a great experience because it opened my eyes to the multitude of professional opportunities available to medical graduates. In addition to shadowing, volunteering was such a fun opportunity, and I got to know the doctors I was shadowing at a personal level. I learned so much about what it means to treat patients and how to conduct oneself in the stressful environment of a healthcare institution. Not only that but the cultural immersion and social engagement I experienced in Larissa made the trip very worthwhile. I wish I could go back during the summer and stay for 3 weeks.
The Philotimo program overall is the best experience out there for a premed student.

  • Learning experience
  • Meeting a lot of medicial students
  • Learning a new culture
31 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

The best opportunity for a premed student

I really want to do more with medicine and want to get more immersed in it. I was also trying to think ahead for my future, in case medicine is not the right career for me. That’s when I started looking for the Philotimo Internship. The doctors were very helpful. I shadowed in the orthopedic and neurological clinic. I attended many surgeries and emergency cases during my two weeks. I had the most amazing accommodation ever! a balcony with an amazing view of the main square. Our daily breakfast was ok. I learned to take the shuttle from the accommodation to the University Hospital. Larissa is such an easy city to move around.
The highlight of the program was our trip to Meteora with Stefanos the tour guide.

30 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Great med internship

The Philotimo internship is meaningful learning, it requires more than just shadowing, memorizing concepts, and reciting them as instructed. It involves a wider application, which produces something new and unique. I participated in the program for 2 weeks during the winter. I was able to employ the skills I've gained during the shadowing experience at the university hospital and the shelter. The doctors and mentors assist you to understand the fundamentals of medicine, they helped us to develop our ways of engaging with that material, of formulating and expressing unique perspectives. English is spoken everywhere in Greece, so you don't have to worry. During our group meals and trips to these beautiful sites, you feel fortunate to have the opportunity to be part of it. We stayed in a very central an clean accommodation, two students per room. Our room had a separate heating system and a great wifi signal.

  • alignment with your own career
  • learn to be independent and responsible
  • working network
  • Better to participate during the summer
  • Book your return fligh in the evening
  • I need more time there
31 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Philotimo - it’s a place of purpose

Part of why I became dedicated to studying medicine was my curiosity about the world around me and other people’s perspectives. The Philotimo program's ongoing shadowing and community service projects have been a great way to explore those ideas in an immediate way. I’ve always known about Philotimo and the internship programs from friends and alumni, but now I’ve found a new place for myself here. And it’s a place of purpose. I can't wait to become a doctor like the ones I shadowed in Larissa, Greece. Thank you Philotimo and Stavros for all your help.

29 people found this review helpful.

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