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Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Faculty of Health Sciences

Beer-Sheva, Israel

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Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Faculty of Health Sciences

Beer-Sheva, Israel

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Faculty of Health Sciences

The Faculty of Health Sciences was founded in 1974 with the aim of revolutionizing primary care medicine in Israel through community involvement and the integration of medical education with medical care. This vision has developed into the reality of today's Faculty – a remarkable, interlocking network of research, teaching, and health-care institutions that has redefined compassionate health care. The Faculty has over 2,500 students registered in the:
- Joyce and Irving Goldman Medical School, including its framework of primary care teaching clinics, community based
outreach programs, and medical facilities

- Medical School for International Health in collaboration with Columbia University, extending the Faculty's community mission to include the health of the regional and global community

- Leon & Mathilde Recanati School for Community Health Professions including Nursing, Physiotherapy and Emergency medicine

- School for Medical Laboratory Sciences

- School of Pharmacy

- School of Continuing Medical Education

- Undergraduate program in Health Systems Management (in collaboration with the School of Management)

- Undergraduate program in Biomedical Engineering (in collaboration with the Faculty of Engineering Sciences)

- Graduate programs in Medical Sciences, Sociology of Health, Gerontology, Epidemiology, Public Health, Health-System Management

- Network of research and academic centers promoting studies in specific health related and scientific areas

Since the establishment of the Faculty, hundreds of highly qualified physicians and health care professionals have settled
in the Negev, devoting their lives to improving health services for the Negev population and changing the lives of millions of Israelis. Ben-Gurion University of the Negev was established with the aim of spearheading the development of the Negev, a desert area comprising more than sixty percent of Israel's land mass.

The Medical School conducts clinical teaching in three affiliated medical centers:

* The Soroka University Medical Center, a tertiary care hospital situated in Beer Sheva opposite the BGU campus. It serves a population of nearly 450,000 residents of the Negev including over 90,000 Bedouin. It is one of the largest, comprehensive and most active health care institutions in Israel, with over 12,500 births annually. It is also the major trauma center for the hundreds of automobile accidents that occur in the area. The broad spectrum of ethnic origins, cultural backgrounds and socio-economic levels of the population served by this hospital, provide the student with a wealth and variety of clinical experience.

* The Barzilai University Medical Center Campus , located in Ashkelon on the Mediterranean sea-shore, 70 km North-West of Beer-Sheva and 50 km south of Tel-Aviv. It serves a population of ~450,000 residents from the cities of Ashkelon, Ashdod in the north, Kiryat Gat in the east and Sderot in the south in addition to the area’s agricultural settlements (kibbutzim and moshavim).Barzilai is very active in all the medical fields and provides the students with abundant clinical experience.

* Community Health Clinics , a network of community clinics dispersed all over the Negev desert providing health care services to a heterogeneous population.

Note: The information for this institution, including the description and the electives it offers, is provided and maintained by the institution. This information is not verified by ECFMG. Interested individuals are encouraged to verify the accuracy and completeness of this information directly with the institution.