A Doctor of Medicine is a doctorate-level degree that requires at least six years of study, research, and hands-on practice to earn. To obtain an M.D., students must complete medical school followed by an internship and a residency in a general hospital or specialty clinic.
Global health is an interdisciplinary field that reaches across the disciplines of medicine and public health into fields such as anthropology, international relations, economics, law, demography, sociology, and developmental studies. Its aim is to understand health conditions around the world and develop solutions for improving conditions and reducing disparity.
The Middle East boasts a uniquely diverse population filled with a myriad of political, cultural and religious identities. In this setting, students have the opportunity to learn first hand about historic cultures and empires based in the region.
Doctor of Medicine (MD) in Global Healthcare in Middle East
Global Health teaching should fire the imagination and take medical students out of the classroom and into the local community. This is exactly what we plan to do. Students pairs, attached to MSIH faculty and physicians will visit a patient and their family in pairs and explore cultural and social determinants of health. Israel’s history and diversity provide an excellent laboratory for the study of Global Health in the wider world. [+]
The Medical School for International Health (MSIH) at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) is the first and only medical school in the world to incorporate global health components into all four years of the core M.D. curriculum. We offer an M.D. program that prepares you for a career going far beyond the hospital or private clinic. Gain the training necessary to practice medicine while meeting the challenges of global health — and make a real impact. With classes entirely in English, the M.D. program is taught by experienced physicians with personal involvement in global health.
Together we are dedicated to preparing a new generation of doctors who have a comprehensive view of health around the world — whether they practice medicine locally or internationally. Exciting Path to Residency With three years of study and training in Israel, fourth-year electives in North America and an eight-week global health clerkship at one of our sites around the world, our M.D. program is designed to provide an exciting path to residency in the United States, Canada and beyond. Match rates for MSIH graduates parallel match rates of top medical programs in the U.S., with more than 90% of students matching with one of their top residency choices over the past decade.... [-]