Valladolid is the largest city in the region of Castilla y León in northwestern Spain. The city is situated in between two rivers, Pisuerga and Esgueva. It was the capital of Spain on several occasions, and it is the city where Christopher Columbus spent the last days of his life.
Nowadays Valladoild is a major economic center in Spain, and car manufacturing is the most important industry in the city. Located about one hour from Madrid (by high speed train) and two hours from Portugal, Valladolid is an ideal area for supplemental travel.
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SpanishAlmost all alumni have not spoken the local language.
Valladolid has numerous fantastic historical buildings, such as the Cavalry Academy, the Cathedral, and the Plaza Mayor, the main square that condenses history and commerce.
Although talking about the beach of Valladolid may seem crazy because it’s hundreds of kilometers away from the coast, the city has an excellent river beach bathed by the waters of the Pisuerga River.
Valladolid is also a gateway to the Ribera del Duero region, world-famous for its wine culture and wineries.
Dates & Availability
May 11, 2024 - May 31, 2024 3 weeks
June 1, 2024 - June 21, 2024 3 weeks
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June 22, 2024 - July 12, 2024 3 weeks
Close to Full
July 13, 2024 - August 2, 2024 3 weeks
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.
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.
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The University Rio Hortega Hospital is a public hospital situated in the south part of Valladolid in the Castilla y León region in Spain. This hospital was established in 1953. The new modern building where the hospital is operating now was opened in 2008 and it currently serves a population of 215,000 people, it has more than 600 beds and 15 ORs. Its state-of-the-art technology makes the University Rio Hortega Hospital one of the most advanced in both Spain and in Europe. Atlantis participants will gain a diverse shadowing experience in this well-equipped hospital in Spain.
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.