The Medical School for International Health was created in 1997 as a collaboration between faculty at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and Columbia University Medical Center. This special affiliation combines BGU’s international reputation as a leader in a humanistic approach to community medicine and CUMC’s reputation for excellence in medical education.
Now in its eighteenth year, the MSIH’s global health curriculum includes bi-lateral faculty exchanges from Columbia University and from other academic institutions in the United States, Canada, and elsewhere. These exchanges allow faculty to teach medical courses and global health modules to MSIH sutdents in Israel and CUMC students in New Yorl.
Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons affiliation extends to exchanges of fourth-year students for clinical activities. Elective opportunities for MSIH and BGU medical students are available at CUMC’s Milstein Hospital, Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Harlem Hospital, and Stamford Hospital in Stamford, CT.