Trieste Programs

Hospital and Outpatient Shadowing

Burlo Garofolo Pediatric Institute

The Trieste program offers an invaluable shadowing opportunity at the esteemed Burlo Garofolo Institute, a nationally renowned hospital that specializes extensively in pediatric care and the welfare of maternity and women’s health. It provides high-quality hospitalization and care services to minors, pregnant women, postpartum mothers, and women with gynecological conditions, both Italian and foreign citizens.


With a strong emphasis on the organization of healthcare services, the institution continuously refines care models to meet evolving patient needs and industry standards. Through its collaborative efforts with the University of Trieste, the institute integrates academic expertise into its diagnostic services, ensuring a holistic approach to patient care and education.

Top choice for:

  • Pediatrics
  • Neonatology
  • Maternity
  • Gynecology and Obstetrics

Other available fields:

  • General Surgery
  • Emergency medicine


Discover Trieste

Set against the backdrop of the Adriatic Sea, this port city holds a unique blend of diverse influences, reflecting its past as a vital crossroads of various cultures and civilizations. With an ambiance that seamlessly melds the essence of Italy, Central Europe, and the Mediterranean, Trieste offers a captivating fusion of architectural styles, from grandiose Habsburg-era buildings to elegant neoclassical facades, each narrating tales of its rich past.


Cultural diversity thrives within Trieste’s streets, evident in its vibrant culinary scene that showcases a fusion of Italian, Slovenian, and Austro-Hungarian flavors. Visitors can indulge in delightful cafes, historic taverns, and local eateries that serve up a unique array of seafood dishes. The city’s bustling piazzas and waterfront promenades serve as gathering places where locals and visitors alike come together, creating an atmosphere that embodies the essence of Trieste—a city that effortlessly blends history, culture, and natural beauty into an unforgettable experience.

Housing in Trieste

The housing option in Trieste, 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

3,990 ≈ 4,230$
  • I term: July 21 - Aug 3

3-week program

5,220 ≈ 5,530$
  • I term: July 7 - July 27

*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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