Clinical facilities throughout Israel
MSIH students will round and rotate among specialized clinics that cater to rural, underserved or indigenous populations. Students will be exposed to the various communities and will learn about the different cultures that exist in Israel, their health-seeking behavior and its impact on medical treatment.
Clinics available for the 2013 clerkships include:
The Nazareth Hospital (seen above and at right), http://www.nazhosp.com located in the historic city of Nazareth, which claims as its most famous citizen, Jesus of Nazareth. Following the example of Jesus, the Nazareth Hospital aims to extend health care to all, in a spirit of reconciliation between peoples: Arabs and Jews, Christians, Moslem and Druze. All of these groups are represented in the staff and patients. Languages spoken include Arabic, Hebrew, English and Russian.
A gay clinic in Tel Aviv. A clinic attending the gay community in Tel Aviv.
A country doctor located in the northern Negev area of Israel, attending three rural kibutzes in the area. http://www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruhama
A primary care pediatric clinic located in the Bedouin town Tel-Sheva, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tel_as-Sabi, in the central Negev area, attending the local Bedouin population. Also attending the village Nitzana, a small rural Jewish community in the desert near the Egyptian border, and a Sudanese refugee clinic near the border.
Eilat Yoseftal hospital. A remote hospital in the southern city of Eilat. An interesting mixture of patients, foreign workers from Africa, and tourists. Mostly Emergency Medicine with a diverse population.
Beer Sheva station. The mobile Bedouin unit provides palliative home care to remote Bedouin nomadic desert settlements through the Beer Sheva home hospice palliative unit.
Refugee clinic. A voluntary clinic situated in the central bus station in Tel Aviv, tending to foreign workers and refugees, mostly African.