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Five Places to Find Reviews on Pre-Med Study Abroad Experiences

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Deciding to study abroad is a huge step for any student, but it’s a particularly difficult decision for a pre-med student given their heavy course loads and need to take on shadowing and extracurricular activities. 

Once you’ve decided to study abroad as a pre-med student, you’ll want to make sure you’ve found the program that is right for you. There are plenty of places online that you can read reviews about pre-med study abroad programs, including: 

  1. Go Overseas: A community reviews site that provides reviews and ratings of study abroad programs and organizations, including those for pre-medical students.
  2. Abroad 101: An online directory of study abroad programs that provides ratings and reviews from past participants.
  3. Program Websites: Many study abroad programs for pre-med students have testimonials or reviews from past participants on their websites, providing a good source of information about the program and its impact.
  4. Student forums and websites: Websites like Student Doctor Network or Reddit have active communities of pre-med students and recent graduates who can provide first-hand experiences and opinions on study abroad programs. Just be cautious that forums can sometimes attract negativity in responses. 
  5. Social media groups: Facebook and LinkedIn have groups specifically for pre-medical students and aspiring physicians, many of which include discussions about study abroad experiences.

Every study abroad experience is unique so it’s always a good idea to speak to the organization’s representatives and alumni before making a decision. Here at Atlantis, the representatives you speak to prior to enrolling are alumni of our programs, so they can give you their first-hand experience and help you feel confident in your decision.

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Our Alumni Enter Great Medical Schools

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John Daines

  • Atlantis '17
  • Brigham Young University '19
  • Washington U. in St. Louis MD '23
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Zoey Petitt

  • Atlantis '17
  • U. of Arizona '18
  • Duke MD '23
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Yong-hun Kim

  • Atlantis '17
  • Stanford '19
  • Mayo Clinic MD '24
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Megan Branson

  • Atlantis '18
  • U. of Montana '19
  • U. of Washington MD '24
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Sarah Emerick

  • Atlantis '19
  • Eckerd College '20
  • Indiana U. MD '25
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Snow Nwankwo

  • Atlantis '19
  • Catholic U. of America '21
  • Georgetown U. MD '26
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Tiffany Hu

  • Atlantis '16
  • U. of Maryland '17
  • U. of Michigan MD '22
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Lauren Cox

  • Atlantis '18
  • Louisiana Tech '20
  • U. of Arkansas MD '24
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Kayla Riegler

  • Atlantis '18
  • U. of Kentucky '20
  • U. of Kentucky MD '24

About Atlantis

Atlantis is the leader in pre-health shadowing and clinical experience, offering short-term programs (1-10 weeks) over academic breaks for U.S. pre-health undergraduates. Medical schools want 3 things: (1)healthcare exposure, (2)GPA/MCAT, and (3)certain competencies. Atlantis gives you a great version of (1), frees you to focus on (2), and cultivates/shows (3) to medical school admissions committees.

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Two Atlantis alumni admitted to Top 5 MD programs wrote our widely read medical school admissions guidebook — download yours.