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Ben-Gurion University - Medical School for International Health (Israel)
Ben-Gurion University - Medical School for International Health (Israel)
  • Year founded: 1969
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Ben-Gurion University - Medical School for International Health (Israel) (MSIH)
Allopathic Medical School
New York
  • SDN RANKING 3
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 1 21 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS - 1 Responses

Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $35,300
  • Non - Resident Tuition $35,300
  • Application Fee $95
  • AVG MCAT 505
  • AVG GPA 3.5
  • LIZZYM Score 63.1

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Admissions Information

  • Suite 63
  • 601 West 168th Street
  • New York 10032
  • Israel

School Overview

School Info

The MSIH is a four year, North American-style medical school that incorporates global health coursework into all four years of the medical school curriculum. The MSIH is an English-language track in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and is affiliated with Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons.

Curriculum

The first three years of instruction take place in Israel, beginning with the full-year Introduction to Global Health. Fourth-year clinical electives take place at Columbia University Medical Center, as well as other affiliated hospital locations in North America including Mt. Sinai, the University of Pennsylvania, Hofstra-LIJ and the University of Kentucky. There is a New York based electives coordinator who supports students who seek electives at other institutions as well. Fourth-year students take an eight-week clerkship with an underserved community at approved sites throughout the world. Students are prepared to take the USMLE Steps 1 and 2, and complete residencies in the United States and Canada. The 2016 residency match rate was 95%.

Facilities

Students spend the first three years in Israel at Ben-Gurion University. Third-year clinical clerkships in the wards of BGU's Soroka University Medical Center expose students to diverse patients from Beer-Sheva's Bedouin and Ethiopian communities, as well as to Israeli immigrants from the former Soviet Union, Africa, South America, and the Middle East. Fourth-year clinical electives take place in North America, followed by an eight-week Global Health clerkship. This two-month clinical rotation takes places in a developing country or in other clinical settings related to global health.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 19
Negatively 0
No change 0

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
3.15 20

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.76 21

0 = low, 10 = high

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Ms. Mahoney is an incredible person. She lives up to the feedback already available about her on SDN. She reminds me of a nice NYC Jewish grandma." More from this Member | Report Response

"An online application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Perhaps the most personable admissions office out there!" More from this Member | Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to become a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you apply (the first time) when you did?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever spent time away from home?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you think we should pick you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Define public health and what challenges do you expect to encounter? Where over seas do you see yourself working and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do your parents do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about xyz experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to go to Israel?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me a little bit about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"The first one asked about my volunteer experience abroad and the conversation just carried on naturally from there...just basically expanding on what was written in the application" More from this Member | Report Response

"TEll me bout yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Detailed questions about Peace Corps service and my upbringing." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why tropical medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did certain past experiences form my wish to become a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Israel? What do your parents think about this choice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any ideas on what kind of medicine you want to practice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about this spiritual experience you had. Do you think it was a truly such this, or perhaps your mind was feeling idealistic and wanted to simply help?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What kind of medicine to you want to pursue? What interesting movie have you watched this year? What interesting books have you read this year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you take your father's death?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you practice medicine internationally if you have to return to the US to pay off your loans?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your mother's favorite/least favorite thing about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were in a medical school class, and you saw two of your classmates copying from each others notes, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked if I had read "My Own Country" by Abraham Verghese." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is going to happen in Kenya with the political situation there?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Does/will your faith affect how you practice medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What courses besides your pre-med/science courses do you think will be most useful for medical school/the practice of medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I really wanted to go to an International school given the strength of my file" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing interesting per se since they were based on my application/essay" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about X experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"How does rape in Africa contribute to the spread of HIV/AIDS?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What were the hardest and best parts of your Peace Corps experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Just mainly about the tropical medicine projects I do and why I want to go into International Medicine, but that was expected." More from this Member | Report Response

"If I got into an American school and Ben-Gurion, which would I choose and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why not be a lawyer like your sibling? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Mostly about my experences in other countries" More from this Member | Report Response

"If a patient of yours liked broncho-dilators for their asthma, but you like a corticosteroid treatment instead, how would you approach this situation." More from this Member | Report Response

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School Reviews

School Reviews

Results Overview

Overall, how would you rate this medical program?

Response Avg # Responders
0.00 1

0 = terrible, 10 = world class

How do you feel about the location of the school?

Response Avg # Responders
0.00 1

0 = Uncomfortable, 10 = Desirable

How is the cost of living (rent, food, bills, etc.)?

Response Avg # Responders
2.00 1

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

Are the elective rotations easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
0.00 1

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

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What do you like most about this school?

"It gives you third-world experience for future career decisions" | Report Response

What do you like least about this school?

"The administration does not want their students to succeed and does not even follow their own policies. Nobody associated with the school replies to phone calls or emails in any acceptable amount of time and everyone takes vacations so you can never get any financial things or registration things completed. The administration will attempt to fail you or expel you for any reason at all, including if another student simply lies about your performance. In addition, they think that you are a cheater if you are at the top of your class." | Report Response

Please provide any other general comments on your school

"Do not attend MSIH!" | Report Response

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