About MSIH

About MSIH

The Medical School for International Health (MSIH) at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) is, to the best of our knowledge, the first and only medical school in the world to incorporate global health components into all four years of the core M.D. curriculum. As a small and prestigious medical school, we offer an M.D. program that prepares you for a career going far beyond the hospital or private clinic. Gain the training necessary to practice medicine while meeting the challenges of global health — and make a real impact.

Experienced and Dedicated Physicians

With classes entirely in English, the M.D. program is taught by experienced physicians with personal involvement in global health. Together, we are dedicated to preparing a new generation of doctors who have a comprehensive view of health around the world — whether they practice medicine locally or internationally.

Exciting Path to Residency

With three years of study and training in Israel, fourth-year electives in North America and an eight-week global health clerkship at one of our sites around the world, our M.D. program is designed to provide an exciting path to residency in the United States, Canada and beyond. Match rates for MSIH graduates parallel match rates of top medical programs in the U.S., with more than 90% of students matching with one of their top residency choices over the past decade.


Serving Both Domestic and International Communities

Since the program’s inception nearly 20 years ago, over 500 MSIH graduates have taken positions as physicians in the U.S. and Canada — with others practicing around the world.

Virginia Byron,
Fourth-Year Student

Why Choose an M.D. With a Global Health Focus?