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Dr. Shimon (Seymour) Glick

  • Admissions Committee Co-Chair, MSIH
  • Professor Emeritus, Moshe Prywes Center for Medical Education, Lord Rabbi Immanuel Jakobovits Center for Jewish Medical Ethics

Professor Shimon Glick immigrated to Israel in 1974 to become a founding member of the Faculty of Health Sciences (FOHS) at Ben Gurion University of the Negev, as well as Head of the Internal Medicine Department at Soroka Medical Center. He then became chair of Israel’s first Internal Medicine Division. Professor Glick served as Dean of the FOHS between 1986 and 1990. During his tenure, he played a key role in formulating the admissions process for medical students – a process based not only on achievements but also the candidates’ character. Professor Glick headed the Prywes Center for Medical Education and the Jakobovits Center for Jewish Medical Ethics, two domains that were assigned a central role in the professional education of students in the Faculty. He was also instrumental in the instruction on doctor-patient communications for first year medical students. In addition, Professor Glick has served as ombudsman for Israel’s Ministry of Health. He is widely recognized as an expert in medical ethics, with a particular focus on Jewish medical ethics, and is at the forefront of the efforts to bring a Jewish perspective to bear on the most important issues of modern bioethics.

Research Interests

  • Internal medicine
  • Medical ethics
  • Endocrinology
  • Medical education

Education and Training

  • B.A. in Biology, New York University
  • M.D., State University of New York Downstate Medical Center
  • Internship, Maimonides Hospital, Brooklyn, New York
  • Assistant Resident, Internal Medicine, Yale University, Grace New Haven Hospital
  • Assistant Resident, Internal Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York
  • Traineeship, Diabetes and Metabolic Disorders, U.S. Public Health Service