Zaragoza is the capital of the Aragón region in northeast Spain, and it is Spain’s 5th largest city. The city is famous for its folklore, gastronomy, and architectural landmarks. Due to its developed transportation and proximity to other major cities (as well as the French border), it’s hard to get bored here!
A 2016 student from Zaragoza says “This was the best and most incredible opportunity I have ever been given in the pre-medical field. I have made lifelong friends, secured a future in medicine, and I had an eye-opening experience about healthcare systems abroad”.
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SpanishAlmost all alumni have not spoken the local language.
Zaragoza preserves wonderful places such as the Plaza del Pilar, with its iconic basilica; the Cathedral of La Seo, built on the remains of an ancient Roman Forum, a Visigothic church and the ancient Great Mosque of Saraqusta; and the Aljafería Palace, the best preserved example of the palaces of the Taifa period (independent Muslim principality). A real trip back in time!
Zaragoza’s location midway between Madrid and Barcelona and its excellent high-speed train connections allow weekend excursions to visit the two main Spanish cities.
Dates & Availability
May 11, 2024 - May 31, 2024 3 weeks
July 13, 2024 - August 2, 2024 3 weeks
December 6, 2023 - December 20, 2023 2 weeks
Close to Full
December 13, 2023 - December 20, 2023 1 week
Close to Full
January 7, 2024 - January 13, 2024 1 week
Close to Full
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.
On Program Components
Pre/Post Program Components
The Lozano Blesa Clinical University Hospital is the second biggest hospital in Zaragoza and it is a teaching hospital, working side by side with the medical school and nursing school in the city. This hospital was founded in 1974 and nowadays has over 800 beds. Since it is a teaching hospital, it’s a perfect environment for students to shadow and learn from physicians, residents and Spanish med school students.
Atlantis was one of the best decisions I made as a pre-med student. I got to see medicine in action so close-up, and I never would have received that opportunity in the USA. I am truly thankful to Atlantis for helping me confirm that I am on the right path.
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.