Studying Medicine in Greece

The Medicine in Greece fellowship will merge the study of the practice medicine through coursework from MHUM218 Origins in Medicine with practical hands-on experiences through hospital shadowing. Students will shadow a total of 20 hours per week in Greece for a total of 40+ hours. The program begins in Sewanee, where students will begin their coursework in medical humanities, specifically focusing on readings about healthcare practices and reforms and their impact on patient care. Greece is an ideal location to examine medical traditions and origins of western medical culture. While in Greece, students will engage in cultural excursions and will work with Sewanee faculty to reflect on their readings and discuss connections to their shadowing experiences. These joint activities are ideal in helping students interested in a career in medicine see the complexities of medical practice and build their own personal competencies that medical graduate schools are looking for in training tomorrow’s leaders in healthcare. This opportunity is ideal for pre-medical and pre-health students looking to build their cultural competencies and learn more about healthcare systems globally.

Timeline
-The course MHUM218 Hippocrates Shadow: Origins of Western Medicine will begin May 13th and end May 31th, 2019
-Flight to Greece will be Friday, May 17th, 2019
-Flight return back to the United States will be on Friday, May 31st, 2019 (Mostly likely Nashville or Atlanta)
-Fellows are responsible for travel to Sewanee for the start of the program and responsible for returning home from the airport or Sewanee June 1st, 2019.

The application is DUE January 20th, 2019 

A deposit of $900 (NON-REFUNDABLE) is DUE February 10th, 2019 (You may also pay the full amount of $5700, including the $900 nonrefundable deposit). The remaining program fee, if not paid in full on Jan. 20th, is DUE March 1st, 2019 (Non-refundable after April 1st).

The total program cost of $5700 will cover flights, travel to and from airport, dorms/hotels in Sewanee and Greece, MHUM218 course fees (not books, which will not exceed $100), some meals in Greece (breakfast every day, and several other meals, approx. 3 each week), and group travel in Greece.

While in Greece we will be working with Atlantis Global a company that has extensive pre-medical shadowing experience.