Arcadia Programs

Hospital Shadowing and Seminar Class

The 4 and 5 week programs for credit offer you a chance to combine your shadowing experience with a seminar course offered by 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.

Shadow and make your credit count

This dynamic experiential education course provides the academic structure to maximize your medical shadowing experience and connect it to both your course of study and career aspirations through exploring intercultural work experiences, amplifying personal development, and enriching both your professional network and skill set.

 

The classes will be held online in the afternoon and will complement, enrich, and contextualize the clinical experience students gain at the hospital. 

 

You will receive guidance on what to observe, and you will have opportunities to reflect both individually and collectively on your observations.

 

The class will give you an opportunity to gain insight into your individual, unique psychometric profile and intercultural competence through a development workshop – a valuable outcome for navigating your professional progress, networks, and personal growth in the future.

 

In addition to guided self-reflection and group discussions, part of the course will focus on building your own application portfolio, including a resume, public profile, cover letter, and application essay targeted to your preferred career in healthcare.

This portfolio will be useful for your graduate school application, job applications, and other career and academic opportunities you wish to pursue.

Course Outline

  1. Introduction to the Italian Healthcare System
  2. Intercultural Competency & Healthcare
  3. Critiquing the Workplace: Comparing European and American
    Approaches
  4. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Italy
  5. Constructing Your Narrative – Medical School & Allied Health
    Pathways and Applications
  6. Leveraging Your Experience: Professional Development
    Workshop
  7. Guest Lecture – Healthy Boundaries for Health Professionals
  8. Reflective Presentations

Course details:

  • Duration: 4 weeks
  • Credit: 3 credits
  • Hybrid form: live shadowing + remote seminars

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Dates and fees 2024

The listed Summer 2024 prices reflect the 'Early Bird Discount', which offers a 33% discount off the deposit fee. This offer expires on the 30th of November 2023, when the prices you see below will increase.

Bologna, 4 weeks

9,250 ≈ 9,800$
  • I term: July 7 - August 2

Ferrara, 4 weeks

7,460 ≈ 7,900$
  • I term: May 26 - June 21

Florence, 4 weeks

11,370 ≈ 12,060$
  • I term: May 26 - June 21

Genoa, 4 weeks

9,450 ≈ 10,020$
  • I term: June 2 - June 28

Milan, 4 weeks

10,350 ≈ 10,980$
  • I term: May 19 - June 14

Bologna, 5 weeks

10,090 ≈ 10,700$
  • I term: June 2 – July 5

Ferrara, 5 weeks

8,490 ≈ 9,000$
  • I term: June 23 - July 26

Florence, 5 weeks

12,360 ≈ 13,100$
  • I term: July 7 - August 9

Rome, 5 weeks

10,290 ≈ 10,900$
  • I term: May 26 - June 28

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

The listed Summer 2024 prices reflect the 'Early Bird Discount', which offers a 20% discount off the deposit fee. This offer expires on the 30th of November 2023.

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