Below I am posting some information on an often overlooked program the Medical School for International Health, which is a collaboration between Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and Columbia University.
The mission of the Medical School for International Health (MSIH) is to address the need for medical education that focuses on the interface between global health and community and preventive medicine. Admission is open to exceptional individuals of all nationalities who wish to prepare themselves for careers in global health and population-based medicine. The MSIH seeks outstanding students with the academic preparation, maturity, and commitment to master a rigorous medical school curriculum and to benefit from the demands and opportunities associated with graduate study within the diverse cultural environment of Israel.
In 1996, in affiliation with Columbia University’s Health Sciences Division the Faculty of Health Sciences at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev instituted a four-year medical degree program to graduate doctors with special skills in primary care and community, preventive, and population-based medicine.
The Medical School for International Health concentrates on these areas of medicine as they impact on problems of global health and is designed to address emerging issues in healthcare worldwide. Graduates of the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev-Faculty of Health Sciences Medical School for International Health in collaboration with Columbia University Medical Center will have the skills to treat individuals, promote health and prevent diseases in populations.
The Medical School for International Health (MSIH) seeks to attain a balance between medical education, medical science, and medical care by emphasizing the human perspective of community medicine and global health. It aims to promote excellence in students who wish to be at the forefront of a new kind of medical education that addresses the need for physicians who are sensitive to personal and population needs, community issues and global concerns. It emphasizes critical knowledge, skills, and attitudes that enable practitioners to deliver and manage health care for diverse populations in a culturally sensitive, cost-effective manner.
We are currently accepting applications for the entering class of 2013 and will do so until about early June, which is when we expect our class to be filled. Anyone who has any questions is welcome to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call our admission office at 212-305-9587.
Sara Carlson Sternglass
The Medical School for International Health
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
in collaboration with Columbia University Medical Center
630 West 168th Street, PH 15E-1512
New York, NY 10032
visit us on the web at http://www.cumc.columbia.edu/dept/bgcu-md
read our first-year student blog at http://firstyearmsih.blogspot.com
We’re on Facebook, search the Medical School for International Health.
Watch our videos on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/user/medschinthealth1 ?featu…
Attached files 1365476607-MISH_StudentProfile2012.pdf (3.9 MB)Â