From the start of the first semester, my classmates have been nothing but supportive and collaborative towards one another.
In our close-knit community, students spend much of their time in the classroom, hospital and library, as well as working with faculty. But there’s more to medical school than academics, and MSIH offers the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to earn your degree while immersing yourself in the rich culture of Israel.
If you choose to study with us, you’ll make a home in the vibrant city of Beer-Sheva, explore the beautiful Negev desert, engage in campus and community activities, and build lasting friendships.
First Year MSIH Experience
Meet Rose Bayer, an alumna of MSIH and current resident in Pediatrics at St Christopher’s Hospital in Philadelphia, as she reflects upon her decision to attend MSIH and finding a community in Beer-Sheva.
Life in Beer-Sheva
BGU is located in Beer-Sheva, Israel’s fourth-largest metropolis and one of the oldest in the world. A diverse university town of 200,000 in the heart of the vast and beautiful Negev desert, Beer-Sheva is a place where the past and future converge: named “the Silicon Valley of the Middle East” by Forbes, it’s a cutting-edge, commercially vibrant city that’s also home to historical sites and ruins.
Studying in Israel
Pursuing medical school in Israel at MSIH means the chance to live, study, and train in Israel — a country with an incredible history, cultural vibrancy, and deep religious and spiritual significance. While living in Israel, you’ll be exposed to a mosaic of people with a wide range of cultural, political, and religious beliefs.
If you’d like a better sense of where you’ll be living and working while at MSIH, check out our detailed maps of Beer-Sheva (including shopping and services), the campus (along with an interactive map) and Soroka Hospital facilities — or take a Google tour of the campus.
Google Maps covers the whole of Israel and includes live and accurate public transport timetables, including in Beer-Sheva.