Panoramic view of a town on Mallorca Island (an Atlantis site).
Panoramic view of a town on Mallorca Island (an Atlantis site).
Atlantis students outside the Cathedral in Palma de Mallorca (an Atlantis site).
Atlantis students outside the Cathedral in Palma de Mallorca (an Atlantis site).
Palma Cathedral on Mallorca, Island (an Atlantis site).
Palma Cathedral on Mallorca, Island (an Atlantis site).

Spain

Mallorca Island

$4,999 - $8,999

Overview

Located in the Mediterranean Sea, east of mainland Spain, Mallorca is the largest of the Balearic Islands. This island is rich in history and has signs of habitation from 6,000 BC.

With a dazzling personality and lavish beaches, Mallorca’s majestic landscapes are checkered with fincas (abandoned estates), quaint villages, and olive groves full of charm. As you dine on Mediterranean cuisine, you will be enchanted by the laid-back, traditional, and soulful charm of this coastal paradise.

Destination Information

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.

Dates & Availability

  • Summer Break 2024

Dates

Price

Availability

May 11, 2024 - May 31, 2024 3 weeks

$4,999

Full

June 1, 2024 - June 21, 2024 3 weeks

$8,999

Full

June 22, 2024 - July 12, 2024 3 weeks

$8,999

Full

July 13, 2024 - August 2, 2024 3 weeks

$8,999

Close to Full

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.

What’s Included

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.

Hospital Overview

Son Llàtzer Hospital

With more than 400 beds, Son Llàtzer Hospital is the second most important hospital on the island of Mallorca and provides health services to a population of more than 250,000 people. It offers a wide range of services and has also been supporting practical teaching for health training since 2001. This makes it the ideal place for students to learn first-hand about the reality of hospital practice.

Hospital Quirónsalud Palmaplanas

The Palmaplanas Hospital is integrated into the Quirónsalud Group, the leading company in the provision of health services in Spain, and is currently a reference in private healthcare in Mallorca. It’s oriented toward both national and foreign patients and offers a comprehensive service based on the knowledge and experience of its team of professionals, exquisite patient care, and the comfort of its facilities. Inaugurated in 2004, the hospital has 169 beds (16 in intensive care) and participates in the training of medicine and nursing students, as well as other undergraduate and postgraduate students from different universities and institutions.

Alumni Favorite

Drach Caves

Do you want to see one of the largest underground lakes in Europe? Then you cannot miss the Drach Caves on the southeast coast of Mallorca. These four interconnected caves form a 1.5 miles long visitable space, that along with the almost 400 ft long lake are a charming place to visit (and a cool one, only 65 degrees inside!). According to the legend, there was a dragon at the entrance of the caves that was their guardian – this is where the name Drach Caves comes from. And the icing on the cake, there is a live underground concert that goes like this: the lights are dimmed and the musicians appear next to you in illuminated boats, they play famous classical pieces for 10 minutes, and then they disappear again sailing in the dark. Now that you are in the mood for magical mystery you can finish the visit by taking a boat trip across the lake (by the way, did we mention that it is connected to the sea?).

Drach Caves in Palma de Mallorca.
Drach Caves in Palma de Mallorca (an Atlantis site).

This experience changed my life and I want it to help others. I loved it and would do it again!

 

Atlantis students outside the hospital where they are shadowing.
Atlantis students outside the hospital where they are shadowing (Palma de Mallorca, Spain).
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Excursions

Our excursions are designed to offer a deeper look into your host culture, for both the educational benefit and the enjoyment of exploring a new place with others who share your interests in travel and medicine. Excursions range from historical tours to culinary and cultural explorations.

Your Site Manager will inform you of the excursions they have planned during your program orientation. If you make travel plans outside of your city for a weekend and it conflicts with the events your Site Manager has planned, notify your Site Manager several days in advance so that they can plan accordingly.

Atlantis students on a program excursion.
Atlantis students on a program excursion (Genoa, Italy).

Language Skills Not Required

Most participants do not speak the local language at their Atlantis program. English levels vary within the hospital, but no knowledge of the language is required for Atlantis to be valuable. There is enough English spoken in the hospital for participants to benefit from the programs, as you can read in our testimonials. 

Many patients in your future career will not speak your language and will come from a different cultural background, so the Atlantis experience prepares you for that intercultural perspective. Any slight language barrier you may encounter at Atlantis also helps you develop “resilience and adaptability,” an AAMC core competency.

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.

Two students walking out of a hospital wing.
Atlantis students in a hospital wing (Lisbon, Portugal).

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.

An Atlantis student smiling while shadowing abroad.
An Atlantis student on an excursion experiencing culture while shadowing abroad (Athens, Greece).

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.

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Atlantis students exploring together on a program excursion (Athens, Greece).

Med School Interview:
Atlantis Alum vs. Typical Pre-med

Compare a possible medical school interview of an Atlantis alum with that of a typical applicant by looking at responses to common questions.