Barcelona Pre Med Shadowing,

  • $5,999 - $6,999
  • Full

Hospital Info

  • Public Hospital
  • ~350 beds total
  • ~1000 employees

What's Included

  • Shadow 60+ Hours
  • Small groups of 10 - 15 students
  • Local Housing
  • 24/7 Atlantis staff in your city

Destination Overview

Barcelona is the second largest city in Spain and the capital of the independent community of Catalonia. The largest city on the Mediterranean Sea, Barcelona has incredible beaches and a laid-back culture. Barcelona is broken up into multiple districts that each have their own exciting and unique flare. The city is full of famous architecture by Antoni Gaudi, including the Sagrada Familia. Additionally, Barcelona was home to artist Pablo Picasso and now has a museum dedicated solely to his work. A program in Barcelona will allow you the chance to see medicine up close in a bustling European city, as well as offering you a portal to the rest of Europe for weekend travel and adventures. Oh...and did we mention the futbol? Keep an eye out for Lionel Messi while you're there!

Program Dates

Summer Sessions (To be Confirmed)

  • May. 15, 2021 – Jun. 4, 2021
    3 Weeks
  • May. 22, 2021 – Jun. 18, 2021
    4 Weeks
  • Jun. 5, 2021 – Jun. 25, 2021
    3 Weeks
  • Jun. 19, 2021 – Jul. 16, 2021
    4 Weeks
  • Jun. 26, 2021 – Jul. 16, 2021
    3 Weeks
  • Jul. 17, 2021 – Aug. 6, 2021
    3 Weeks

2021-22: Apply today! Tentative program dates will be announced in late summer. All fees include an initial $900 deposit, which is non-refundable.

The City

From Park Güell to Las Ramblas, Barcelona speaks for itself as one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. While most people will only have the chance to spend a few days exploring its enchanting streets, a few weeks in BCN will even have you practicing some new Catalan vocabulary. Barcelona is an incredible opportunity for you to have an exciting medical experience and learn about medicine in one of the world's most beautiful cities.

JFK: 7hrs
LAX: 11hrs
ATL: 9hrs

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Official Language:
Catalan, Spanish

Hospital Experience

We partner with three relatively large, public hospitals in Barcelona: Hospital Universitari General de Catalunya, Hospital Universitari Sagrat Cor, and Hospital Quirónsalud Barcelona.

Hospital General de Catalunya has always been a benchmark in healthcare, as a general hospital providing tertiary medical services in over 25 medical specialties since 1984. The hospital is part of Grupo Quirón Salud, a leading European healthcare company that supplies a wide range of medical services throughout 8 countries and employs more than 16,000 professionals. Hospital General de Catalunya is ISO certified and is the first European hospital to be accredited by the Joint Commission International, which acknowledges it as one of the most technologically advanced hospitals in Europe.

The Hospital Quirónsalud Barcelona, has 165 individual rooms, among which there are 4 Royal Suites and 39 Suites, and is designed to provide more comfort and spaciousness to patients, as well as to accommodate the new technological endowments that make it one of the most modern and adapted centers to the care needs of the 21st century. It occupies more than 56 thousand square meters, has the most advanced technological equipment in diagnosis, treatment and telemedicine, and has been designed to provide maximum comfort to the patient and their families.

Sagrat Cor Hospital is a teaching hospital located in the Left Ensanche of Barcelona. Built in the 1960's, the hospital has 1100 medical professionals and 39 departments and is accredited by the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Barcelona and the Ministry of Health and Consumer Affairs. The area around the hospital was constructed at the end of the 18th century and bridges the old and new sections of the city.

Alumni Favorite

Espai Joliu

Espai Joliu is a coffee shop located in the Poble Nou neighborhood of Barcelona, serving locally sourced coffee and full of all types of plants and good vibes. If you're a find-the-best-cafe-in-the-city kind of traveller, don't miss this spot!

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