The Medical School for International Health grew out of collaborations between faculty at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and Columbia University Medical Center. It combines Ben-Gurion University's international reputation as a leader in humanistically-oriented community medicine with Columbia's reputation for excellence in medical education and its extensive network of faculty, researchers and clinical resources.
The goals of the school are set jointly and curriculum is developed and approved by Ben-Gurion University faculty in consultation with faculty from Columbia University. Exchange programs allow faculty from Columbia University and other medical schools to take part in the school and assist in developing post-graduate training opportunities.
An Admissions Committee comprised of faculty from both universities make admissions decisions. The admissions process is conducted by the Admissions office, which is located on the Columbia University campusin New York. The medical degree is awarded by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.
Columbia University Medical Center's collaboration with BGU's Medical School for International health extends to the following areas:
Setting program goals and mission
Curriculum developement and ongoing review
Student recruitment and admissions
Exchanges of fourth-year students for clinical activities
Faculty exchanges allow Columbia faculty to teach medical courses and global health modules to MSIH students in Israel and via videoconferencing
Preparation for the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS)
Columbia University Medical Center hospitals that currently offer fourth-year students elective opportunities are:
Allen Pavilion Harlem Hospital Milstein Hospital Morgan Stanley Children's Hospita
New York-Presbyterian Hospital St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Stamford Hospital, Stamford, CT