program overview

for Medical Schools

Note: Outset primarily operates in partnership with medical schools. To check if your school already has a program with Outset, please contact us.
What is Outset?

Outset is based in New York City and operates summer programs that connect rising US M1s and M2s with AccMed, the National Academy of Medicine in Italy. We run logistics, travel support, and operations.

Why is Outset is Unique?

Outset is the only program in the world that connects future US medical students to Italy's leading physicians in the National Academy (AccMed). Through our partnership with AccMed, students get behind-the-scenes access to some of the premier physicians in Italy today across a variety of specialties. Outset offers an unparalleled opportunity to not only make global medical connections but also learn from elite European physicians.

Schedule & Curriculum

The Outset curriculum and program schedule can be customized to your medical school. Most programs begin with a 1-week series of lectures at AccMed HQ in Rome, Genoa, or Bologna introducing the Italian national healthcare system. The remaining weeks typically involve travel to a different city & intensive rotational placements with Italy's top physicians. Weekends are left free for independent travel/exploration.

Dates & Fees

Outset can be customized to dates that fit with your school schedule. Most schools choose a 4-8 weeks program option. Get in touch to learn more. Fees for housing, flights, and logistics coordination vary based on curriculum and length of program.


Outset is open to partnering with any MD or DO program in the United States. For summer 2023 we are close to full for our program partnerships. Please contact us soon if you are interested.

Interested? Get in touch.

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National Academy of Medicine (AccMed)

Learn from Italy's leading specialists affiliated with the National Academy.

Leading specialists & hospitals in Italy.

Get a behind-the-scenes look at Italy's top hospitals.

Health policy & systems

Lectures give you a deep understanding of Italy's national healthcare system.

OUR partnership
We launched via partnership with the National Academy of Medicine (AccMed) in Italy.

Outset was founded in 2022 in close partnership with AccMed, the National Academy of Medicine in Italy. AccMed is the premier organization for Italian physicians and a founding member of the European Federation of Medical Academies (FEAM). Outset is the US operating partner for the AccMed programs.

mıssıon & Vision
Our mission is to improve connections between US & Italian physicians.

The primary goal and vision of Outset is to provide programming and opportunities for future US physicians and Italian physicians to meet, connect, collaborate, and share learnings. We hope these programs result in a lifetime of improved cross-border communication.