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Como city is both historic and modern. The city is enclosed within medieval walls, including Porta Torre, a Romanesque style military gate built in 1192 to defend the main entrance of the city. The main square is Piazza Duomo, which is home to the Como Cathedral, an remarkable building that took nearly 300 years to build and combines Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque styles.
As you continue through the city, you’ll find Romanesque-style churches and other historic buildings, as well as restaurants, shops and pubs.
Como overlooks Lake Como, where you can walk along a lakeside promenade to get a full view of the lake and your surroundings. You’ll see lakeside gardens, memorials and monuments along the way. Don’t miss a chance to see Como from above – visit Brunate and take a ride on the Como-Brunate funicular for a fantastic view of the city.
On the island of Mallorca you will have plenty of options for your free time: sports and beaches, culture and monuments, delicious gastronomy, or nature, among others.
But if you prefer to explore even further, you cannot miss the other Balearic islands: the beautiful Menorca, with its small incredible coves; the world-famous island of Ibiza, with its bright white houses and fortified churches; or Formentera, the smallest of all four, but maybe the most charming: crystal-clear water, white fine sand, old lighthouses, and flea markets everywhere.
And if you want to explore even more, you will have other big European cities like Paris, Rome, or Berlin only a couple of hours away by plane.
Atlantis programs include ~20h/week of shadowing, housing, some meals, transportation, travel health insurance, and more. Airfare is not included but can be very affordable.
On Program Components
Pre/Post Program Components
Dates & Availability
May 11, 2024 - June 21, 2024 6 weeks 3 weeks in Como
3 weeks in Mallorca
June 1, 2024 - July 12, 2024 6 weeks 3 weeks in Como
3 weeks in Mallorca
June 22, 2024 - August 2, 2024 6 weeks 3 weeks in Como
3 weeks in Mallorca
You may pay over time, fundraise, consider scholarships, and more. Learn about our significant partial need-based scholarships here.
Participants may transfer to another program or receive a refund up until a predefined amount of time before the start date.
Hospital or Partner Overview
Atlantis is an opportunity of a lifetime…The program helped catapult me to a full-tuition (and generous living stipend!) merit scholarship at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine where I currently attend and will graduate with an MD.
I believe that highlighting the Atlantis experience significantly bolstered my candidacy and helped lead to numerous eventual [medical school] acceptances I was fortunate enough to receive.
The Atlantis Fellowship has given me a broader perspective on the field of healthcare. The program has also brought wonderful people into my life.
Clinical Experience that Stands Out to Schools
Medical schools want 3 things: healthcare exposure, GPA/MCAT, and certain competencies. Uniquely, “360 Shadowing” gives you the best version of the 1st, frees you to focus on the 2nd, and cultivates/shows the 3rd to medical school admissions.
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Funding Your Future
The cost of Atlantis isn’t too dissimilar from the cost of many study abroad programs that you may find. And we’re here to help: from our extensive fundraising guide to flexible payment plans and financing options, we make the process simple and easy, allowing you to focus on what really matters.
Bring a Friend
Consider bringing a friend to the same program you’re applying to. Although the vast majority of Atlantis alumni have gone on programs without knowing someone in their cohort, bringing a friend allows your experience to be shared in a unique way, while still allowing you one of the benefits of Atlantis: meeting new pre-health friends from across the country. Consider sharing this idea with your friends.
Gain the Exposure, Stats, and Competencies that Med Schools Want
- The vast majority of alumni accepted into med/PA school said Atlantis “strongly” or “very strongly” impacted their admittance
- 81% of alumni accepted into med/PA school said Atlantis impacted their passion for medicine
- 93% of our pre-health alumni progressed on the AAMC Core Competencies for Entering Medical Students