The Doctors in Italy Fellowship
Developing future healthcare leaders
“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
Who we are
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
Shadow Abroad and Make Your Credits Count
We have partnered with Arcadia University, a well-known academic institution in the USA, to create an enriching teaching experience that combines the shadowing and a seminar course. The 4 and 5 week programs for credit offer you a chance to complete the internship-type course with Arcadia University and obtain 3 credits.
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
Get to know the Doctors in Italy Fellowship Alumni