Medical Internship in Athens

Medicine Internship in Greece

Learn healthcare practices from English-speaking doctors while immersed in Greece’s culturally-rich capital

At a glance

  • Shadow local doctors and nurses on their rounds, learning firsthand about healthcare practices in Greece.
  • Spend time in both public and private hospitals, including a variety of departments so you can explore different specializations. 
  • Learn crucial medical skills from experienced practitioners during medical workshops. 
  • Explore historical sites and the vibrant cultural landmarks that make Athens a tourist hotspot.

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Minimum Duration: 

Two Weeks


18 or over

Is a Medical Internship in Greece right for me?

If you’re looking to gain clinical shadowing hours and gain firsthand medical experience, this internship is for you. This internship is aimed at pre-med and undergraduate students who are passionate about healthcare and eager to gain practical, firsthand observational experience.

You can join when you want and stay as long as you like. The longer you stay, the more you’ll learn and the greater impact you’ll have.

Medical interns in Athens

What will I do on a Medical Internship in Greece?

This internship provides a rare opportunity to gain practical medical experience by learning from doctors in well-structured hospitals.

During this internship, you will:

  • Observe professional physicians in hospitals or clinics
  • Rotate through multiple hospital departments
  • Acquire practical medical skills during medical workshops

Learn from experienced doctors

You will shadow medical staff, attend patient consultations, and immerse yourself in the daily routines of physicians in Greece. This experience will provide insight into how doctors handle various medical conditions, adapt to resource limitations, and perform different medical procedures.

Work in various departments

Depending on the duration of your internship, you’ll have the chance to work in different hospitals and departments, allowing you to explore various medical standards and specializations This can help you identify your areas of interest and shape your future career.

As a medical intern, you will have the opportunity to observe medical procedures alongside doctors, surgeons, nurses, and other staff members. You’ll participate in daily routines across various departments and specialties. This internship is structured to ensure you rotate through all major departments. It can also be tailored to your specific medical interests.

The medical team consists mainly of professionals who have trained or worked abroad in the UK or USA. This removes language barriers while providing international expertise.

Our Medical Internship program offers pre-med, pre-health, and graduate students the chance to gain high-quality experience in the medical field. This is guaranteed to enhance skills and understanding across various medical professions.

You can rotate through the following departments:

  • Anesthesiology
  • Cardiology
  • Dialysis
  • Emergency Room
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • General Surgery
  • Hematopathology
  • Intensive Care Unit
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Orofacial Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Oncology
  • Pneumology
  • Radiology

Participate in medical workshops

As part of your educational experience, you’ll attend workshops led by local medical professionals. These sessions, typically held every two weeks, will teach you practical skills such as measuring vital signs and administering basic first aid. Additionally, you will learn about the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of common diseases.

Where in Greece will I work?

Prepare to intern in Athens, the historically-rich capital of Greece. Here, you'll have the opportunity to work in various hospitals and healthcare facilities. While Athens boasts modern amenities and vibrant cultural attractions, some areas may appear less developed than your home country.

Athens is a bustling metropolis situated amidst stunning landscapes, bursting with rich historical sites. As the heart of Greece's medical landscape, Athens offers diverse opportunities for interns seeking to immerse themselves in healthcare.

In Athens, you can intern in hospitals or healthcare clinics, some of which face resource constraints and operational challenges. The experience may differ somewhat from the healthcare systems you're familiar with, providing a unique learning environment. This is perfect for interns with medical experience eager to contribute in a dynamic setting.


When you arrive at your respective airport, a member of Projects Abroad staff will be there to meet you. You can find more detailed information on arrival airports, orientation, and visas on our Greece Arrival Procedures page.

What are the aims and impact of a Medical Internship in Greece?

The primary aim of this internship is to facilitate an exchange of medical knowledge, providing interns with valuable learning opportunities. Take advantage of this chance to ask questions, take notes, and actively engage with qualified medical staff, who are eager to share their expertise.

Join our Medical Internship in Greece and contribute to achieving these goals while gaining invaluable medical experience.

Medicine interns in Greece

Meals & Accommodation

Students receive a weekly allowance to cover breakfast, lunch, and dinner. This allows you to explore local dining options and experience authentic Greek cuisine.

You will stay in comfortable apartments, housing one to four students, located within 30 minutes from the hospitals. These apartments are situated in safe neighborhoods and come with amenities such as Wi-Fi and air conditioning.

Learn more about our accommodation.

You can’t visit Greece without sampling its world-famous cuisine. From taramasalata to tzatziki, a world of authentic flavors awaits. Given its coastal location, Greece also has some of the freshest and most delicious seafood anywhere in the world.

We can cater to a range of diets, including vegetarian and vegan, so you’ll eat well during your time in Athens.

Safety and staff support

Your safety and security is our prime concern. We have many procedures and systems to ensure you have the support you need to enjoy your trip with peace of mind. Our Projects Abroad staff are available 24 hours a day to help, and will be on hand to make sure you settle in well at your accommodation and placement. If you encounter any problems, they will be available to help at any time.

Find out more about safety and backup.

This placement is fully researched, safety audited, and risk assessed in accordance with the British Standard BS8848 for the Adventure Travel Sector.

When you apply you only pay a $295 deposit, which comes off the total program fees.

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