Attending Medical School at Ben-Gurion University

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Studying Medicine at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

MSIH is housed at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU). Since its founding in 1969, BGU has helped transform this important region in the southern part of Israel. Located on the edge of the stunning Negev desert, with easy access to Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, Beer-Sheva has become a major center for research and innovation in the “Startup Nation,” with public-private partnerships leading to new opportunities for BGU and its students. Many companies such as IBM, Lockheed Martin, PayPal, Deutsche Telekom and others have opened research centers on campus.

The university is famous for its students’ commitment to community engagement and service. Over 6,000 BGU students are actively involved in extensive community outreach programs to strengthen underserved communities in the region. BGU has modern 21st-century facilities and dynamic campus life, as well as one of the most diverse student bodies in Israel.

BGU Community

  • 20,000 students
  • 6,600 students pursuing advanced degrees
  • 6,000 students involved in outreach to strengthen local underprivileged communities
  • 850 senior academic staff members
  • 800 international students
  • 150,000+ alumni

What makes BGU unique?

  • Located in the Negev desert, Beer-Sheva is home to a diverse population, including Israel’s Bedouin and Ethiopian communities, as well as immigrants from the former Soviet Union, Africa, the Americas and the Middle East.
  • With over 20,000 students and a vibrant campus life, BGU is consistently ranked #1 for student experience in Israel.
  • Engrained in BGU’s DNA is a desire to make a difference. Over 40% of students volunteer in the local community.
  • With 8 Research Institutes and 61 interdisciplinary research centers, cutting edge research plays an integral role in education at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.
  • Proximity to the Advanced Technologies Park, developed in partnership with the municipality of Beer-Sheva and KUD International LLC to promote research, development and commercialization of cutting-edge technology

Practice Cross-Cultural Medicine

M.D. in Global Health