Chioggia is a seaside town on the southern side of the Venetian Lagoon, often referred to as “Little Venice.” Like Venice, Chioggia has picturesque canals, colorful buildings and narrow alleys. It’s home to one of the oldest ports in Italy, the main economic activity in the area is fishing, and the fish markets and restaurants are not to be missed! The city has a beautiful historic center, Piazzetta Vigo, with stunning views of the Venetian Lagoon from its bridge. Head away from the historic center and Chioggia has beaches with beautiful bright sand – one of the beaches called Sottomarina goes on for 10 kilometers (or about 6 miles).
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ItalianAlmost all alumni have not spoken the local language.
With beautiful beaches, a great historic center and an amazing fish market – there’s plenty to do around Chioggia.
When exploring the history of the city – you’ll want to see The Torre dell’Orologia S. Andrea, which is a Romanesque watchtower with a medieval clock (one of the oldest working clocks in the world, dating back to at least 1386) and the display on local fishing traditions at the Museum of Adriatic Zoology Giuseppe Olivi.
Head to the beaches, like Sottomarina, which has very fine, bright white sand and is a Blue Flag beach, a certification reserved for Europe’s best beaches.
Once you’ve explored Chioggia, try taking a tourist boat over to Venice – these run during the summer months and go directly to Saint Mark’s Square – to see what else the cities and towns on the Venetian Lagoon has to offer!
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June 29, 2024 - July 19, 2024 3 weeks
July 20, 2024 - August 9, 2024 3 weeks
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Ospedale Madonna della Navicella, Chioggia
Chioggia Hospital is located in the province of Venice and has 180 beds. The hospital has a wide range of departments and services within it with everything from specialties to pediatrics to emergency services. Some departments include: Pathologic Anatomy, Anesthesia and Resuscitation, Cardiology, Surgery, Gynecology and Obstetrics, Neurology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, Pediatrics, Emergency Room, Radiology, and more.
It was an incredible experience from start to finish. I learned tons and gained valuable experience in a hospital. Not just that, I made incredible friendships along the way.
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.
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.