M.D.-International Health and Medicine
The Medical School for International Health is a collaboration between Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Faculty of Health Sciences and Columbia University Medical Center. The mission is to graduate doctors with special skills in primary care and community, preventive, and population-based medicine.
Established in 1996, this four-year, American style medical school incorporates global health coursework into all four years of the medical school curriculum. Graduates are prepared to address the cultural, political, environmental and economic factors that impact the health of populations and individuals. Students are prepared to take the USMLE Steps I and II and obtain residency placements at well-known medical centers in the United States and Canada. The school enrolls more than 160 students from around the world.
Three years are spent in Israel at Ben-Gurion's Be'er Sheva campus. During the fourth year, students take electives at Columbia University Medical Center and a required. supervised global health clinical clerkships at approved sites in the United States, Israel, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Ethiopia, India, Kenya, Peru, Vietnam, or Nepal.
The MSIH is recognized by the United States Department of Education and is fully accredited by the ECFMG.
Undergraduate degree from an accredited undergraduate institution. MCAT scores. Three letters of recommendation. One year of physics, one year of biology, and two years of chemistry, one of which must be organic chemistry with labs and lectures.
International Student Requirements:
Students who do not speak English as a first language must submit a TOEFL score.
Tuition & Financial Aid
Tuition In-State Full Time:
Financial Aid Offered: No