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The Medical School
for International Health
Teaching Hospitals in Israel

The main teaching hospital for MSIH is the Soroka University Medical Center in Beer-Sheva. Students also complete a number of clinical clerkships at Barzilai University Medical Center in nearby Ashkelon. Groups of MSIH students participate in Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Pediatrics and Surgery clerkships at the Southern District Clalit Health Services community clinics, Barzilai Medical Center, Yoseftal Hospital in Eilat, Ma’ayanei Hayeshua in Bnei Brak, HaEmek Hospital in Afula. The Beer Sheva Mental Health Center (Psychiatric Hospital) is the site for the Psychiatry Clerkship.

These facilities expose students to diverse patients from southern Israel's Bedouin and Ethiopian communities, as well as to recent immigrants from the Soviet Union, Africa, the Americas, and the Middle East. Over 6.5 million people pass through the gates of Soroka Medical Center every year, while Barzilai houses 534 inpatient beds, 65 daycare beds, and 40 neonate crates. Together, both Centers serve over 60% of Israel's total land area.

North American Affiliations

Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons affiliation extends to exchanges of fourth-year students for clinical activities. Elective opportunities for MSIH and BGU medical students are available at CUMC’s Milstein Hospital, Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Harlem Hospital, and Stamford Hospital in Stamford, CT. 

MSIH students also benefit from affiliations with Hofstra University-Long ​Island Jewish Hospital, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and the University of Kentucky, where they can complete fourth year clinical electives.

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