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Why should I consider a medical internship in Athens?
As part of the next generation of healthcare professionals, you must be able to collaborate, work across borders and cross culturally.
You also want to be able to gain experience at one of the best private hospitals in the world – and you’re are excited to gain insight into a variety of medical specialties!
The Metropolitan General Hospital offers all of the above for pre-med students looking to expand their knowledge and secure an extra set of skills under their belt for the future. This experience also looks great for future employers!
Our pre-med internship program offers pre-med and pre-health students the opportunity to gain top quality experience interning in the medical field. With valuable experience, you’ll develop your skills and understanding of different medical professions.
You can see some of the important benefits our pre-med internship program can offer you on the right!
What’s your perfect fit in the medical field?
Our program offers comprehensive job shadowing of diligent doctors & specialists at The Metropolitan General Hospital. This insightful medical internship experience will set you apart from others that may be looking to pave their way in the medical field in the future.
Our internships cater for pre-med and pre-health medical students, as well as prospective med students looking to find the right career path or specialty in the medical field.
We accept applications for the following medical internships:
- EMT (Emergency Medicare Training)
- Occupational Therapy
- Physician’s Assistant (Pre-PA)
The medical program runs throughout the year and in the environment of The Metropolitan General Hospital, so you will gain unrivaled experience working alongside medical specialists in departments such as:
- Emergency Room
- General Surgery
- Intensive Care
- Nuclear Medicine
- Orofacial Surgery
- Pathologic Anatomy
- Physical Therapy
Intern alongside top medical experts, in a globally renowned private hospital:
The Metropolitan General Hospital is based in a friendly suburb, Cholargos, north-east of the city centre in Athens. You’ll be able to experience a mix of contemporary Greek culture and traditions in this vibrant city!
The Metropolitan General Hospital offers high quality health services at the level of diagnosis, prevention and treatment, combined with pioneering new treatments in these areas.
The hospital is home to:
- 11 operating rooms
- 34 outpatient facilities
- 86 clinics
- 226 fully equipped beds
The sound infrastructure and expertise provides patients with an outstanding level of care. This also allows our interns to shadow, and learn from, a variety of medical specialists in the industry.
You will also have the chance to work with other pre-med and pre-health students who are part of the if i could… programme. This is a great way to build a network for a future career in the health industry.
Am I eligible for this amazing pre-med internship opportunity?
To apply for our medical internship in Athens, you do not need previous experience in the medical sector, but we do require the following from you:
- To show a commitment and demonstrable interest in pursuing a career in healthcare
- A positive academic or employment reference
- Signing and agreeing to our code of conduct
- A valid passport and ability to travel to Athens
- No criminal record
You can apply as part of the university program, but you must be enrolled at a university or are planning to enroll. You must also be at least 18 years old.
We also consider applicants who are looking into what a career in healthcare would involve, and those who wish to find out which medical specialty could fit their future.
Shape the start to your healthcare career, in the heart of Greece.
Athens is a magical city, known as the historical capital of Europe, features incredible landmarks that date back to 5 BC. The city features eye catching architecture with its most magnificent statement being the Acropolis, which contains thousands of years of rich history and ancient architectural remains. It’s definitely somewhere worth visiting in your free time!
Athens also features stunning sea views and beaches – an ideal fit for getting a tan during Summer. You can enjoy an inviting Mediterranean climate and refreshing waters at your fingertips. The city is also a thriving hub for arts, culture and philosophy.
Aside from the warm waters and buzzing city life, Greece’s healthcare system is ranked 14th in the world by the World Health Organisation, above the rankings of many first world countries’ healthcare.
Interning in Athens at The Metropolitan General Hospital allows you to shadow top medical experts in a historic city, with crisp blue water and white sandy beaches right on your doorstep!
It’s time to start your journey! Review our application process below & let us know when you’ll be joining the if i could… internship program.
What previous interns have to say:
Before signing for this program I was not sure if I wanted to become a doctor. After this experience I am positive that I want to follow medicine and become a surgeon. I had the chance to meet Greek doctors & become friends with them and learn so many things. The doctors were more than happy to show us things & explain everything and we got to pass through all departments and attend surgeries. Our coordinator ensured that we got all the information we needed to have an excellent time and she made us feel at home.
On my first trip abroad I visited Athens, Greece for a 4 week pre-medical program. I joined a team of 9 other students and we instantly became friends. This program was a life-changer as I got to experience & see so many new things and I got to observe doctors in multiple specialities & got to visit the surgery room to see complicated operations such as heart & brain surgeries. The program allows you to have plenty of free time over the weekends to travel and see new places.
I was given the unique opportunity to observe and learn about a new country’s healthcare system of another country while I was in College. The hospital staff tried their best to make me feel welcomed and to explain everything to me. I had the chance to observe almost all specialities and to view more than a dozen surgeries sitting by the doctor’s side. Outside the hospital I had an amazing time exploring Athens and visiting several nearby islands. This experience is ideal for pre-med students that want to participate in a professional program and get to know a new culture.
What is included in my pre-med internship?
- 30+ hours shadowing various medical specialties per week. Gain a holistic view of a number of professional medical niches
- A low student to doctor ratio: which means you’re not fighting for attention!
- Small shadowing groups (12-16 pre-med students). Split into groups of 3 interns per specialty
- Verified recommendation letters
- Clinical experience certificate
- Orientation and Transport Orientation
- 24/7 Local in-country support
- Clean, comfortable and vetted local housing
- A delicious welcome meal
- Free time on weekends to explore
- Trip support and/or advice with travel plans
- Airport collection and transfer on arrival (Sundays only)
What will my pre-medical internship in Athens cost?
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Please note the following are not included in the given price. Some may be added at an additional cost:
- Daily meals
- Travel and medical insurance (available at an additional cost)
- Discounted group activities (available at an additional cost)
If you require a longer duration, please chat to us.
A registration fee of $300 is included in the price. This fee is payable when we submit your application to Metropolitan General Hospital. The remainder of your program fee is due 90 days before your program start date, or can be paid in three installments before your arrival.
- Good Academic record
- Emotionally mature
- Dedicated to a career in the medical field
- Enjoys working with people
- Interest in medicine and health as a profession
- Good empathy & listening skills
- Ability to multi-task and work to deadlines (Not Applicable)
- Cross-cultural communication skills
- Problem Solving
- Team player
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