Florence Programs

Hospital and Outpatient Shadowing

The Florence program includes a broad variety of shadowing options, covering both surgical and medical areas at Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria Careggi . Founded in the 14th century, the hospital has played a significant role in the development of medicine over the centuries. The hospital’s historical significance makes it a fascinating place to learn about the evolution of medical practice.

Azienda Ospedaliera Careggi has undergone numerous renovations and expansions over the years, and today it is a modern facility with state-of-the-art medical equipment and technology. The hospital is known for its comprehensive range of medical services, and is home to one of the largest and most advanced emergency departments in the region. In addition, the hospital is also a major research and teaching center. It is affiliated with the University of Florence, and many of its doctors are also professors at the university. Its excellent reputation has not gone unnoticed, as it was ranked as one of the 250 best hospitals in the world by Newsweek, a testament to the exceptional level of care provided by the hospital.

Top choice for:

  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Obstetrics and Maternal Infant Medicine
  • Anesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Orthopaedic Oncology
  • Neurology
  • Internal Medicine


Discover Florence

Florence is a city in the heart of Tuscany, that has a rich history and a vibrant cultural scene. The city is known for its stunning architecture, from the magnificent Duomo cathedral, the iconic Ponte Vecchio, and the Palazzo Vecchio. Florence is renowned for its art and culture, with numerous museums and galleries showcasing some of the world’s most iconic works. The Uffizi Gallery, is home to an extensive collection of Renaissance masterpieces, while the Accademia Gallery houses Michelangelo’s famous sculpture, David. Florence also has a rich history in the field of medicine, dating back to the Renaissance period. One of the most notable medical figures in Florence’s history is Leonardo da Vinci, who was not only a renowned artist, but also a pioneering anatomist and physiologist.

Florence nowadays, is also a bustling city with a thriving food scene and plenty of opportunities for shopping, nightlife, and outdoor activities. Overall, Florence is a city that has something for everyone, and its unique blend of history, culture, and modern amenities makes it a must-visit destination for anyone traveling to Italy.

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Housing in Florence

Our housing options ensure a comfortable and secure stay during the program. You may stay in apartments, hotels, or other accommodations, all guaranteed to be clean and safe. Most commonly, participants stay in shared apartments with double rooms, equipped with amenities like air conditioning, Wi-Fi, private bathrooms, and even kitchens and living rooms. These accommodations are in central and safe areas of Rome, close to essential facilities. While housing quality may vary, we carefully select providers to maintain high standards of security, cleanliness, and comfort. Your stay will allow you to fully immerse in the study abroad experience while enjoying a convenient and pleasant living space.

Summer Programs Dates and Fees 2024

2-week program

4,850 ≈ 5,140$
  • Term 1: May 12 - May 25 LIMITED AVAILABILITY
  • Term 2: June 16 - June 29 PROGRAM FULL
  • Term 3: July 28- August 10 PROGRAM FULL

3-week program

7,050 ≈ 7,470$
  • Term 1: June 2 - June 22 PROGRAM FULL
  • Term 2: July 14 - August 3 LIMITED AVAILABILITY

4-week program

9,200 ≈ 9,750$
  • Term 1: May 26 - June 22

5-week program

10,600 ≈ 11,240$
  • Term 1: July 7 - August 10

4-week program for credit

11,470 ≈ 12,160$
  • Term 1: May 26 - June 22

5-week program for credit

12,460 ≈ 13,200$
  • Term 1: July 7 - August 10

*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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