Medical internships in Athens, Greece are based at both private hospitals and clinics, which offer insight into state-of-the-art technology, European healthcare practices and numerous medical departments. Interns should not expect to work hands on with patients, as the activities are focused on shadowing, observing, and utilising local professionals as valuable mentors to gain knowledge and support.
Medical interns will have a rotation roster arranged in order to diversify the experience by attending numerous medical procedures (surgeries, clinical and laboratory). Across Greece’s top health care institutions, interns may observe medical procedures in diverse departments, such as:
- Emergency Room
- General Surgery
- Intensive Care Unit
- Nuclear Medicine
- Orofacial Surgery
- Pathologic Anatomy
- Physical Therapy
- Pneumonology and Radiology
Interns who are interested in dentistry may also gain insight into Dental Public Health, Oral and Maxillofacial surgery, Periodontics, Pediatrics, Prosthodontics, Orthodontics, Endodontics, and Radiology.
Medical staff will always do their utmost to accommodate preferences to focus on a specific field (i.e. physiotherapy, orthopedic surgery, radiology, oncology, pediatrics, etc). However, requests are always subject to availability.
While all mentors and supervisors to interns will speak English (many studied abroad themselves), come prepared to expect a language barrier from time to time when medical staff are interacting with local patients. However, such exchanges can always be discussed with the mentor afterward, to gain a deeper level of understanding.
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It is important to note that internships in Athens do not include meals and interns should budget to cover this Independently. Kitchen facilities are provided in all accommodation for independent meal preparation. Internships in Greece are provided through an organization which is accredited to run projects under Erasmus+. European students are encouraged to speak with their local Erasmus office regarding funding and grant opportunities for their internship.
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- All Intern Abroad programs attract a Registration Fee of US$299 in addition to the Program Fee.
- All payments attract a 5% transaction fee to cover international banking fees and currency charges. International wire transfer payments attract a minimum fee of US$75.
- * Terms and Conditions do apply
What extra costs will I have?
- Visa, flights, travel insurance (mandatory), vaccinations, criminal background check.
- Transfer back to the airport at the conclusion of the program (approximately €10 for a one-way metro ticket to the airport or between €38/day or €54/night via taxi).
- Language lessons (optional)
- Souvenirs + tourism/leisure activities during free time.
- Personal spending money to cover basic expenses such as meals and public transportation. Interns generally find US$130 - US$200 per week to be sufficient.