Admissions

Admissions

Congratulations on taking the next step of your journey to a meaningful M.D. career.

Our dedicated admissions team in New York is here to help guide you through every part of the process. If you need assistance, just email msihadmissions@post.bgu.ac.il or call +1-212-995-1231.

Important Dates

    • Applications: Available starting in July 2017 and accepted on a rolling basis
    • Ben-Gurion Global Health Scholarship: January 8, 2018
    • Priority consideration for other scholarships: January 31, 2018
    • Program start: July 2018

Eligibility Requirements

We seek outstanding students with the academic preparation, maturity and commitment to master a rigorous medical school curriculum. As the first and only medical school in the world to incorporate global health components into all four years of the core curriculum, we also give merit to applicants who exhibit a strong interest in global medicine, public health, and working with diverse and underserved populations and cultures. Admission requirements include:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Completion of the following coursework:*
    • One year each of biology and physics (or one year of biology, one semester of physics and one semester of math, preferably calculus or statistics)
    • Two years of chemistry (with labs), including one year of organic chemistry or biochemistry
  • Fluency in English
  • Citizenship in a country that has diplomatic relations with Israel

*Exceptions to these requirements are made at the discretion of the admissions committee and are based on review of the academic record, work experience and MCAT/GAMSAT score.

Required Documents

  1. Completed online application, including test scores, CV, photo and essays as listed below
  2. Official academic transcripts from all colleges or universities attended
  3. Committee letter or minimum of three letters of recommendation, at least one of which must be an academic letter or pre-med committee letter
  4. MCAT score (taken within three years of application date and accompanied by AAMC ID number and verification code) or GAMSAT score (taken within two years of the application date). Scores will be verified with the agency.

    1. For residents of countries where the MCAT or GAMSAT is not offered, equivalent alternatives such as the UKCAT or the GRE (with one subject exam in biology, chemistry or physics) as approved by the school

  5. TOEFL (taken within one year of the application date) for applicants with degrees from universities where the language of instruction is not English
  6. CV/resume, with the file named “CV_Last Name_First Name”
  7. Photo (JPG), with the file named “PHOTO_Last Name_First Name”
  8. Three required essays, with the file named “ESSAY1_Last Name_First Name”, “ESSAY2_Last Name_First Name” and “ESSAY3_Last Name_First Name”
  9. Application fee of $95 (required for an application to be considered complete), submitted by calling during normal business hours (NYC time) with your credit card information: +1-212-995-1231

Timeline and Process

See an outline of what to expect after you’ve submitted your complete application.