What areas of healthcare will I be able to observe at the hospital?

Every city offers different experiences. In Rome for example, at the clinics and University Hospitals associated with the Program, you will have the option to shadow a number of areas of healthcare, including but not limited to:


Abdominal surgery
Obstetrics and gynaecology
Ear, nose and throat
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Emergency medicine


Some students will be able to extend the experience to other areas such as Biomedical engineering and human nutrition or to shadow researchers.

If you have an interest in a particular area of medicine, inform your on-site coordinator ahead of arrival and we will do our best to accommodate your request, if possible.


Remember that the hospital is focused on the health of its patients first and foremost, therefore it may happen that an area becomes unavailable to students. Don’t feel bad about it, there’s still so much to learn from the other rotations!