The Medical School for International Health (MSIH) at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) offers a small and challenging four-year program that prepares you to practice medicine in the United States and around the world — as well as across cultural, geographic and technological boundaries.
Alumni Snapshot William Goldstein Caryl, Class of 2011
A unique medical school curriculum that integrates global health into all four years and prepares you for a meaningful career
An English-language program designed to place you successfully in residencies in the U.S., Canada or elsewhere
Medical rotations and clerkships in Israeli medical centers
serving patients from a wide range of nationalities, ethnicities, and religious and socioeconomic backgrounds
Exciting eight-week global health clerkships at sites around the world during the fourth year, with past sites including Ethiopia, India, Mexico, Nepal, Peru, the Philippines, Sri Lanka and Canada.
ourth-year electives and clerkships at highly selective medical centers in the U.S. and Canada, including Columbia University
Success in Global Health
MSIH is the first and only medical school in the world to incorporate global health components into all four years of the core curriculum. Our residency match rates parallel top medical programs in the U.S., with 100% of students matched successfully in 2018.
Global Medicine and Social Justice
“I’m a better physician and person thanks to the passion of my medical school friends, who are dedicated to creating a more just world through medicine.” Kristie Hadley, B.A., Loyola University Matched to Emergency Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
As health care providers, we believe that working towards equity in health and increasing access to health care is as much our responsibility as the treatment of disease. Graduates of our program are skilled physicians who understand that the determinants of health are global. We aim to have a real impact as medical practitioners attuned to social justice.