Voyage to Medicine

Voyage to Medicine

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Program Length:
Spring Semester only


Program Dates

End date 1: May 23, 2023

End date 2: July 15, 2023

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Language of Instruction: English

Admission Requirements:
‚ÄčOpen to undergraduate students focused on pre-med, sciences or similar fields

Application Deadline: April 30, 2023

Program Overview

Voyage to Medicine is a unique program that combines challenging academic studies with first-hand views and experiences in one of Israel’s finest hospitals, under the guidance of professional and practiced physicians in the field. The program aims to build a bridge between young persons from other countries and the Israeli health system in the world of hospital medical activity. 

Two themes are incorporated into this program: the Circle of Life and the Hospital of the Future, the two main challenges in medicine worldwide. 


While observing the Circle of Life our students will be exposed to the main junctions of a person's life span: from pregnancy and birth, through childhood and adulthood, and finally, old age and "end of life". They will be exposed to health and sickness, innovative abilities to provide care, and patient-doctor communication. 


Professor Orna Tal, Head of the Program:

"During our lifetime, we can be exposed to various medical problems and diseases. The program explores the inner parts and systems of the human body, and the technologies used to treat these diseases: the heart (cardiology), the brain (neuro-invasive care), the gastrointestinal system, our joints (orthopedics and trauma), our kidneys (dialysis), women's health (ultrasound), and our well-being (preventive medicine). 


[Throughout the program] We will observe and learn how to use hospital technologies: operating theaters, laboratories, robots, and simulators, and learn valuable tools: lifesaving maneuvers during emergency situations, the approach to the elderly, caring for babies, and handling handicaps."



Hospital of the Future will provide students with a review of hospital needs in 2050. They will be exposed to worldwide health systems in other countries: Germany, Japan, Australia, and Scandinavia, from the perspective of physicians, architects, managers, and the public, about challenges, preferences, and dilemmas. The students will be invited to share their own ideas along with the perspective of their family members and friends and to offer recommendations that could be implemented in future hospital strategies: what should patient care look like in the future, and how can we use innovative tools to improve care and health? 


The program is a combination of classroom work and onsite practical "clinical days" in a hospital.


Prof. Tal: "During the onsite days, students will shadow physicians in their daily practice and get the opportunity to be involved in clinical interactions, understanding how to be compassionate health professionals. 

Voyage to Medicine is a rare opportunity to examine the in-depth activities of a large medical organization and its professionals, by being exposed to medical and personal skills, while forming lifelong friendships with colleagues from around the world.



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