Medical Shadowing

Medical shadowing in a different medical system can represent an insightful and unique experience for pre-med or medical school students, but also for experienced health professionals. Through the Medical Shadowing program, we offer international students the opportunity to observe and communicate with health care professionals practicing and teaching in University Hospitals from Cluj-Napoca – one of the most performing and renowned Medical University Centers in Romania. We also offer shadowing in Community Hospitals from Cluj surrounding counties, such as Mures and Alba so as to include most of the interested students’ needs.

Currently, we can offer shadowing experience in the following medical and surgical specialties: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, Pulmonology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Emergency Medicine and Orthopedics.

The shadowing program schedule and content are different in different medical and surgical specialties and are adaptable to the knowledge and experience levels of students and to their expressed needs and preferences. However, shadowing in other medical and surgical specialties could be further arranged, if there are interested applicants. The medical shadowing program is offered yearly in May, June and July.

For more details and questions on the necessary arrangements and clinical shadowing opportunities, do not hesitate to contact us at:

Eligibility & Requirements

To be considered for the Global Health Program, students must meet the following requirements:​

  • undergraduate or graduate students in health sciences or related fields
  • interest in the public health field
  • 18 years of age or older

Professional Skills:

  • analytical and evaluative skills
  • interpersonal and communication skills
  • organizational skills, efficiency and flexibility
  • computer skills, including familiarity with Microsoft products (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint), email software, internet searching engines, and other programs


Program fee is 2.500 U.S. Dollars/month.

The fee includes housing, mentoring & support, on-site orientation and assistance throughout the application process. The fee does not include international travel, meals costs, personal effects, or incidentals.

How to apply

The applications can be submitted online continuously. Please send any additional inquiries to

The evaluation process will take place at the end of each month, the results being communicated to the students in the first week of the following month after the date of application. Students will have to confirm their participation in 2 weeks’ time after receiving the letter of acceptance, by sending an email and paying at least 10% of the program fee.

Please send any additional inquiries to