The Doctors in Italy Fellowship
Developing future healthcare leaders
At DoctorsinItaly, we believe that the future of healthcare demands a more globally-minded approach to patient care and we’re here to help you get there.
As the world becomes more connected, healthcare professionals must be prepared to serve a diverse patient population with a wide range of cultural backgrounds and experiences.
Our Fellowship is designed to equip future healthcare leaders like you with the skills and practical experience needed to thrive in this dynamic and diverse healthcare landscape.
By traveling and gaining exposure to different cultures and healthcare systems, you’ll develop a greater understanding of the unique needs and challenges faced by patients from different backgrounds, and you’ll be better prepared to provide culturally responsive care.
By doing so, you will become a better healthcare professional and make a greater impact in the lives of those you will serve.
“Being a student in healthcare is a lifelong journey of discovery, one that is both challenging and rewarding, and full of fascinating insights and breakthroughs.”
Sherwin B. Nuland
Shadowing Doctors: A Prescription for Increased Career Clarity
The decision to pursue a career in healthcare is weighty and complex and it’s hard to dream of something if you haven’t been exposed to it.
Shadowing a doctor can be especially beneficial for students interested in pursuing careers that provide direct care, such as nursing or medicine.
By observing the work of medical professionals, students can gain a deeper understanding of the day-to-day responsibilities and challenges of these roles.
This real-world experience can help students assess whether a career in direct care is a good fit for their skills and interests.
Additionally, shadowing allows students to build relationships with medical professionals in their field of interest, providing opportunities for mentorship and networking that can help them launch their careers.
For college advisors
Shadowing a doctor can be an effective way to address student disengagement, a problem highlighted in the "State of the student 2022" report published by Wiley.
An innovative and exciting opportunity for aspiring healthcare professionals
By allowing students to observe and learn from both human and animal healthcare professionals, as well as public health experts, this fellowship provides a comprehensive understanding of the intersection of human and animal health
The Doctors in Italy Pre-Vet Fellowship Program is an incredible opportunity for undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing a career in Veterinary Medicine.
The program offers a unique immersive experience that combines shadowing veterinary professionals specialized in different disciplines, exposure to a variety of species, and visits to science museums and exhibitions.
The two-week program will provide approximately 40 hours of hands-on clinical and non-clinical activities, which can be considered as a working experience in the application for veterinary schools.
Shadow Abroad and Make Your Credits Count
The 4 and 5 week programs for credit offer you a chance to combine your shadowing experience with a seminar course with Arcadia University. Gain insight into your individual, unique psychometric profile and intercultural competence – a valuable outcome for navigating your professional progress, networks, and personal growth in the future.
Financial support and scholarships
International education comes at a cost. Discover how our scholarships can help you afford this life-changing experience.
In the spotlight
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