Alessandria Programs

Hospital and Outpatient Shadowing

Ospedale Civile Ss. Antonio e Biagio e Cesare Arrigo

Alessandria Hospital, a prominent healthcare institution nestled in the heart of this medieval city, stands as a beacon of medical excellence and compassionate care. Boasting a wide range of specialized departments and medical services, Alessandria Hospital is equipped to address diverse healthcare needs, from routine medical care to advanced and complex treatments. Despite its centuries-old history, the hospital is equipped with the most up-to-date technology capable of treating various pathologies, ensuring a welcoming and comfortable environment for patients and their families.


The hospital is a hub for medical innovation and research, actively promoting and participating in clinical trials of national and international significance. Its dedication to advancing medical knowledge is evident through collaborations with other institutions, research centers, and universities, fostering an environment of continuous learning and development.

Top choice for:

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Senology
  • Gynecology
  • Endocrinology

Other available fields:

  • General Surgery
  • Gastroenterology
  • Anesthesia and Resuscitation


Discover Alessandria

Nestled in the Piedmont region of Northwestern Italy, Alessandria is a tapestry of history, culture, and modern vibrancy. Founded in 1168 by the Lombard League to defend against the ambitions of the Holy Roman Emperor, Alessandria has evolved into a dynamic urban center while retaining its medieval charm. Alessandria’s strategic location along major transportation routes has contributed to its economic vitality, making it a hub for commerce and industry. 


The city is adorned with historic landmarks, including the impressive Cittadella, a 12th-century fortress that stands as a testament to Alessandria’s strategic significance. Visitors are transported through time as they stroll along the streets of the Old Town, where well-preserved architecture showcases a blend of Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque influences. Alessandria is also renowned also for its lively markets, where locals and visitors alike converge to savor the flavors of Piedmontese cuisine.

Housing in Alessandria

The housing option in Alessandria, offered to students in the Doctors in Italy Fellowship program, provides a safe and central location for a comfortable stay. The spacious room is well-equipped with modern amenities, including air conditioning and a private bathroom. The hotel’s recent renovation offers contemporary features, ensuring a pleasant living space and secure environment. Its central location grants easy access to the city’s attractions and amenities, allowing students to explore the city conveniently, focus on their shadowing and immerse themselves in the local culture. The friendly and supportive hotel staff enhances the overall fellowship experience for participants.

2024 Summer Programs Dates and Fees

2-week program

2,990 ≈ 3,170$
  • I term: July 7 - July 20 PROGRAM FULL
  • II term: July 21 - August 3

3-week program

3,940 ≈ 4,180$
  • I term: June 30 - July 20

*Note that program start date listed is always a Sunday and your housing is available from that day. The first day of shadowing is the Monday after move in day. The last day of the program stated is always a Saturday and housing is booked for you up until this morning. The last day of shadowing is the Thursday of that week. The last Friday is kept for final packing and personal tasks, therefore you can checkout on Friday instead of Saturday if that is preferable for you. 

Included with the fees

Currently accepting candidates:

Pre-meds, Pre-PA, Pre-nursing, Health sciences, Allied Health, Pre-pharmacy, Pre-dental, Public Health, PA, Nursing students, Medical students, Gap-year, Post-bacc, Global Health, Biomedical engineering, Healthcare related paths


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