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Goal: Get into Med School. A summer in Hungary to help you.
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Goal: Get into Med School. A summer in Hungary to help you.

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Internship Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Work Environment

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

Szekesfehervar, Hungary

Shadowing doctors in Szekesfehervar is a life changing experience. It is a small town full of people who care their health. They have a very active elderly population and a pedestrian street that is full of people from all walks of life. Shadowing in this type of environment sheds light on the importance of living a healthy, high-quality life. The doctors do a great job explaining treatment plans and diagnoses to the student shadows. Szekesfehervar doctors are proud of their work and illuminate with pride when the have the opportunity to teach US students how their hospitals and departments function. The combination of the city of Szekesfehervar and the abundance of knowledge gained through the shadowing experience makes this program very transformative for any student interested in pursuing a career in the healthcare field.

Overall Rating

9/ 10

  • Social Life

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Work Environment

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Internship Placement

    9

Valuable medical experience in Budapest, Hungary

I did a 4-week program in Budapest, Hungary and it was the highlight of my summer. It was my first time going abroad and shadowing. The hospital shadowing was very beneficial, although some departments were better than others. It was hard at times because of the language barriers and that no explanations were given during some shadowing shifts but its all part of the experience abroad. One day I was randomly placed in General surgery and got to shadow an anesthetist and he was very helpful in explaining his job, what he does at the hospital, and the schooling he had to accomplish. I felt that my site manager always had my best interest in mind when assigning me to my shifts. As much as i valued my shadowing time, I also enjoyed exploring the culture of Budapest. I felt that being in the same place for a month allowed me to get a feel for the the Hungarian way of life. Overall, this program rekindled my passion to work in medicine and I think it is a great experience for anyone pursing a career in the field!

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Internship Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Work Environment

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

Once in a lifetime opportunity!!

I spent 3 weeks shadowing doctors in Budapest last summer. It was an amazing experience that helped me to learn so much medicine, other health care systems, and another culture. I would definitely recommend this program.

Overall Rating

9/ 10

  • Internship Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    7

  • Work Environment

    6

  • Health & Safety

    6

  • Social Life

    7

Shadowing doctors in the hospital

I went to Szekesferhevar, Hungary this past summer to shadow doctors in the local hospital and I had an unforgettable experience. Not only do you get shadowing hours, but you get to see amazing surgeries in a new and different culture. This experience helped me figure out what I like/dislike in a hospital setting and what specialties are interesting to me. The Atlantis Project also gives there fellows a lot of freedom to explore the city and fully immerse in the culture. You get to see what it is like to work a full day and the way patients and doctors interact with other. This fellowship was easily worth every penny!

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Community

    N/A

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Program Administration

    5

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Academics

    N/A

An enjoyable, educational, and worthwhile experience to have

I spent 4 weeks in Szekesfehervar, Hungary. The hospital shadowing was always beneficial, but some departments were better than others. It is important to remember that shadowing abroad strictly means watching, and no explanations/teaching is implied. Some doctors/staff were very helpful and talkative while some were not. Regardless you get to see procedures/surgeries. The site managers made the trip as easy/fun/exciting as possible. They always had our best interest in mind. Communication before I left, I would say was lacking a bit, but you can always schedule calls or email to ask questions. I think the hours in the hospital helped students see if medical school was or was not the right choice for them. Remember that figuring out what you do not want to do in the health care field, is just as important as finding what you love!

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Academics

    5

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Cultural Immersion

    9

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Community

    10

Medical shadowing experience

I had an amazing time in Budapest, Hungary shadowing doctors during the Atlantis Project fellowship. I made a great group of friends that I'm still in touch with and got to explore the city with them. All of the doctors that I shadowed were extremely helpful. They would take the time to explain what they're doing and why they're doing it, and they made an effort to make sure we could see everything that was going on during the surgical procedures. I would 100% recommend this program to anyone, it was definitely worth it.

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Community

    10

Incredible

Choosing to join the Atlantis Project was easily the best decision I made on my path to a medical career. The Atlantis project gave me the unique opportunity to completely immerse myself within a foreign culture while simultaneously learning medicine and how hospitals operate. By the end of my five weeks in Vilnius, Lithuania I truly felt like a native, it had become a second home to me and that was definitely an amazing feeling. I would without doubt recommend the Atlantis Project to anyone pursuing a career in medicine because it is such an incredible and life changing experience.