A Voyage to Medicine in Israel
A Voyage to Medicine in Israel
Health related studies and EMT training/ volunteering in Israel
A Voyage to Medicine in Israel is a one semester study abroad program, offered during the fall, for pre-med and other health/science students, run by Tel Aviv University and Assaf Harofeh Medical Center.
We offer you a unique combination of seven academic courses in medicine, practical experience in the medical field, and shadowing the medical staff clinical research at the medical center.
•Seven Academic Courses in Medicine include health & psychology, contemporary medicine, sport medicine and more, taught by exceptional professors/doctors and leading experts in the field. You will receive a TAU International transcript. See courses descriptions here.
•Practical Experience in the Medical Field will exposes you to emergency medicine and includes two courses:
1) First Aid course with MDA- Magen David Adom, an organization that provides emergency services, including medical, disaster, ambulance and blood services.
2) Trauma Life Support course at the Israeli Medical Corps, and volunteering on an ambulance.
•Introduction to Clinical Research at Assaf Harofeh Hospital, an academic medical center affiliated with Tel Aviv University, which provides comprehensive, state-of-the-art care to a diverse population. You will introduce to the medical research in the department of your choice, under a departmental physician’s guidance.
In addition, you will have educational and cultural tours, trips throughout Israel, Hebrew-language course, meetings with Israeli peers and other students from all over the world and exploring the Tel-Aviv nightlife.
The program is conducted in English. Participating in this unique 5 months program will enhance the value of your degree, and will set you apart from the majority of other graduate school candidates and job applicants. If you are ready to take academic courses, help in clinical research, experience real hands- on medical work and have fun in Tel Aviv- Israel’s most exciting city, this program is for you!
A Voyage to Medicine – a note from the program directors at Assaf Harofeh Medical center
Hospitals and medical facilities in Israel offer state-of-the-art medical treatment in every aspect of clinical medicine. One of the key elements of the facilities’ success is the devotion to clinical and basic research that has led Israel into being a world leader in both basic and applied research. In addition, modern technology plays a leading role in Israeli medicine, and hospitals are constantly pioneering new approaches and technologies that will benefit their patients.
'A Voyage to Medicine in Israel' is a five-month program open to English-speaking students who are interested in the world of medicine. The program is a joint venture between Tel Aviv University and Assaf Harofeh Medical Center and is supported by Masa Israel Journey.
The program provides a unique opportunity to gain experience in one of Tel Aviv area's finest hospitals and its medical institutions, under the tutelage of expert physicians in the field. The medical facilities which make up Assaf Harofeh Medical Center, an 800-bed academic hospital, serve a broad spectrum of ethnic origins, cultural backgrounds and socio-economic levels of the Israeli population. The Center offers the overseas students a wealth and variety of clinical material such as: clinical research, first aid, emergency care, laboratories, adolescent medicine, genetics, psychology and much more.
After a short but intensive First Aid course,you will join the ambulance team who arrive at the scene, will look at the different walks of hospital life, and will be exposed to the experience of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) for rescue and life support for different crises. You will also have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of lectures and tours designed to deepen your understanding of the Israeli society and culture, as well as to track the history of medicine in Israel from ancient times until today by touring the relevant sites in Israel. The varieties of diseases and ranges of facilities are slightly different from one country to another therefore; it will broaden your horizons by exposing you to unfamiliar pathologies, as well as to the advantages of the latest technologies in medicine, which will all serve you well in the future.
Furthermore, an important factor in the program curriculum is that you are directed towards self-gained knowledge. Thus, the standard required is only achieved by personal effort towards gaining maximum benefit from the course. We are committed to closely supervising the students’ progress during their study and periodically collect follow-up data. This information is analyzed and used to formulate changes in the training format for improving the quality of the program content and clarifying the applicants' expectations. As a result, a well-coordinated program at Tel Aviv University and the hosting departments in Assaf Harofeh Medical Center is closely monitored.
Training of overseas students is an important mission with a mutual benefit for both the trainees and hosts. This will hopefully become an invaluable asset for local and overseas communities, and for future collaborative projects.
We look forward to welcoming you with us for an unforgettable experience in Israel.
Dr. Orna Tal, Deputy Director, Assaf Harofeh Medical Center
Prof. Ron Maymon M.D - Academic Director
About Assaf Harofeh medical Center
Assaf Harofeh Medical Center is an advanced modern facility, though its name and ethos date back to the 6th century AD, when a learned physician named Assaf Ben Brachiahu established a code of conduct for Jewish doctors.
Today, the Oath of Assaf is taken by all students who qualify as doctors in Israel, and its tenets of professionalism and empathy have become the foundations of the hospital named after "Assaf the Doctor".
Located in the center of Israel, close to Tel Aviv, Assaf Harofeh Medical Center is an 800-bed tertiary, academic medical center, offering a broad range of services to a diverse population of all faiths.
The hospital provides comprehensive, state-of-the-art care in all fields of medicine.You will do your medical research in the department of your choice, under a departmental physician’s guidance.
Magen David Adom-Ambulance Volunteer Program
Magen David Adom, Israel’s national rescue organization, has engraved on its flag the Talmudic dictum- “Whoever saves a single soul of Israel… is as though he has saved the whole world.” This well-known saying has determined the central aim of the organization for 80 years, from its founding until today – the saving of a human life.
Magen David Adom in Israel provides first aid and emergency medicine, training activities and other professional services to the public at large and to the medical system. It collects blood donations and supplies them to hospitals and undertakes humanitarian activities for the community.
MDA Ambulances and their teams provide emergency medical treatment to over 540,000 people a year. MDA Blood Services collect more than 300,000 Blood Units a year. Annually - MDA Training Teams instruct 60,000 teenagers, adults and medical teams, in the community.
Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) course - Israeli Medical Corps
PHTLS promotes excellence in trauma patient management through global education of all providers involved in the delivery of pre-hospital care. It is developed in cooperation with the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma.
The program is based on a pre-hospital trauma care philosophy, stressing the treatment of the multi-system trauma patient as a unique entity with specific needs.
Medical Simulation Center
The IDF (Israel Defense Forces) Medical Simulation Center was built in 2005. This center is using sophisticated human manikin in order to simulate real life treatment.
The demographics that use the facility include physicians, paramedics and medics from all units of the IDF and civilian medical personnel.
It is primarily used for trauma life support, but can also be used for cardiac life support.
The simulation training is done in several stages in order to gradually build the skill level of the trainees. It includes:Air-Man Room which focuses on performing airway assessment and conducting basic and advanced airway procedures;working as a team while handling a single patient, which features a more advanced manikin with a much wider variety of functions; training at the Mass Casualty Event Room to practice how to treat several patients at once. The rooms are equipped with cameras and control room in order to analyze the performances at the end of the training.
Upon completion of your practical experience courses, you will volunteer with an ambulance team.
Program Tuition and Accommodations
The five month ‘A Voyage to Medicine in Israel ' program's tuition includes the following:
The program is supported by Masa Israel Journey (A joint project of the government of Israel and the Jewish agency for Israel), grants and scholarships are available for those who are eligible. To find out more and to apply, please visit MASA ISRAEL.
See course descriptions here.
Our program is designed for pre-med and other health/science students. Under special circumstances, students with other academic backgrounds will be considered as well.
Students who are enrolled in a university/college academic program towards their B.A degree and have successfully completed their first year of academic studies will be considered for this program.
Due to the nature of the subject, we seek to compose a diverse group of nationalities as well as diverse fields of interests. Thus, our admission policy includes academic records, recommendations, a personal essay, and leadership experience.
The entire curriculum will be delivered in English. Students may be asked to provide formal documentation that their undergraduate program was conducted in English.
For further information, contact DR. Yael Applbaum:
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