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We’ve compiled a list of resources to aid you in helping interested students decide if the M.D. program at the Medical School for International Health (MSIH) at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) is right for them.

Please also feel free to contact us to schedule an information session or host a webinar for your institution — or to connect with an MSIH alumni from your institution.

“My journey through the desert and back to North America-helped me realize the depths that medicine can reach. My experiences in medical school taught me that global health is an approach to medicine and can be practiced everywhere. The rigorous medical education at Ben-Gurion University combined with their global medicine and cultural sensitivity training, will serve me well in any medical setting.”

Jonathan Abres
M.D., MSIH, Ben- Gurion University of the Negev, Class of 2021
B.Sc., Psychoology, McGill University
Current Resident in Family Medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry in New York.

About the Program

When you have students who are interested in global health and passionate about pursuing careers as doctors, we want you to think of our program.

The MSIH M.D. Program is a four-year medical program with excellent residency match rates at top U.S. programs and a strong focus on global health. Based in Israel during the first three years of study and taught entirely in English, our North-American-style curriculum incorporates everything students expect from a top-quality M.D. program — and then pushes them further to see beyond their own experience, culture and country.

What an MSIH Student Might Look Like

  • Demonstrates a sound academic background
  • Interested in global health or public health
  • Invested in social justice issues
  • Committed to volunteer work
  • Possesses an open and collaborative working style
  • Participated in or is considering medical mission trips
  • Considering study abroad

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