Staff Spotlight: Catherine Bacheldor

Admissions Manager


Catherine coordinates an Atlantis' Fellows experience from a student's initial interest to their decision to become an Atlantis Fellow.

What is your favorite travel memory?

For many reasons, my favorite travel memory is from this past summer, when I worked abroad as a Site Manager for one of our Fellowships in Lisbon, Portugal. It was an incredible experience the impact of our Fellowships firsthand, learning alongside our Fellows, witnessing all of their challenges and successes. Also, my family was able to visit for a week, during which I was able to show them around the city that I had come to call my home as well as visit some other parts of Portugal's countryside!

How have you changed/grown since working for your current company?

Working at Atlantis has been an good experience. I have learned how to proactively work toward the successful completion of diverse projects and initiatives. I have both participated in and witnessed how our conversations and assistance of our team and the eventual completion of our Fellowships our Fellows achieve vocational discernment, increasing their awareness and understanding of different medical specialties, as well as the United States' and other countries' health care systems - which is awesome.

What is the best story you've heard from a return student?

It is so exciting to read through our Fellow's feedback, upon completing an Atlantis Fellowship. At Atlantis, we prioritize making sure students have an transformative experience. Whether that was by developing an understanding of healthcare on a global scale, interfacing with medical professionals with such a unique approach to the profession, or even becoming more empathetic and compassionate to others simply by witnessing conditions and individuals that were unfamiliar to the Fellow.

If you could go on any program that your company offers, which one would you choose and why?

I would absolutely participate in on our Clinical Shadowing Fellowship. Personally, I am interested in healthcare practice and policy in the United States and abroad, and believe our Fellowship offers a fantastic firsthand understanding. The greatest highlight for me would come from the relationships I would work to develop with the medical professionals I met, by hearing their stories and having a genuine interest in witnessing their profession.

What makes your company unique? When were you especially proud of your team?

We desire to hire and retain the best people. Our interview and evaluation process for new team members is much longer than other organizations I have worked for or interacted with. It is important to have the best team possible as we implement our Fellowships, since we are seeking to offer and facilitate the best opportunity possible for our Fellows.

What do you believe to be the biggest factor in being a successful company?

A successful company must align company focus. Companies need to know who they are and what they want to accomplish, which necessitates an aligned focus across departments. Atlantis values and is proud of its identity as an education organization focused on healthcare, which in turn is one of our greatest strengths.