Clinical Shadowing Abroad

College of Health Professions and Sciences

This summer program allows students to shadow physicians and healthcare providers in Europe (Italy and Spain) and study abroad at the same time. The experience is offered through a partnership between the College of Health Professions and Sciences and Atlantis, a global healthcare education organization. Through this partnership, UCF students receive a reduced cost (15% discount) on program fees. This opportunity is open for all UCF students.

The program includes clinical shadowing in hospitals in Italy and/or Spain, and enrollment in IHS4952 course “Clinical Shadowing Abroad for Health Professions” during Summer A or Summer B.

Program Information

Three programs are available:


Clinical Shadowing Abroad Program

  • Offered in one city in Italy or Spain
  • Offered during Summer A or Summer B

Clinical Shadowing Abroad Program

  • Offered in one city in Italy or Spain
  • Offered during Summer A or Summer B

Clinical Shadowing Abroad Program

  • Offered in two cities: one city in Italy and the other city in Spain
  • Offered during Summer A or Summer B

Mallorca-Island, Spain

Pavia, Italy

Rome, Italy

Milan, Italy

Ferrara, Italy

Mantua, Italy

Madrid, Spain

Barbastro, Spain

Valladolid, Spain


  • Observe surgeries and complex procedures
  • Learn about international healthcare systems and interact with healthcare teams
  • Approximately 20 hours of clinical shadowing per week, in a different department each week
  • Clinical shadowing in small groups with student-doctor ratio of 1:1 or 2:1
  • Housing
  • 1 group excursion per week
  • Daily breakfast and 2 weekly group dinners
  • Local transportation to the hospital
  • Site manager available in the city and on-call during your program

Program Costs

Program fee: $2,550-$14,450 (after 15% discount) depending on the city and length of the program) to cover housing, most meals, local transportation to the shadowing sites, and cultural excursions
UCF Abroad fee: $350
Tuition and fees for the UCF course (IHS4952)
Airline tickets and related expenses are not included
Personal and miscellaneous expenses are not included

What Our Students Have to Say


This opportunity is open to all UCF students in all majors!

Students must complete one of the following courses in advance: Biology I (BSC2010C) or Biological Principles (BSC1005)
Student's academics must be in good standing at UCF to allow participation in study abroad and enrollment in courses
Students must complete all required application materials and successfully follow up after admission into the program

Application and Selection Process

Students must complete the application form below by Feb. 15th. 2024.

Once you complete the application, you will be notified of the status of your application and the next steps in program selection, and course enrollment.

For more information, contact Dr. Suha Saleh: [email protected].

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