Population: 5.6 million
Currency: New shekel
Int Code: +972
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Ministry of Health,
PO Box 1176, Ben-Tabai Street, Jerusalem 91010
To do an elective in Jerusalem you can either write to the hospital or, more easily, contact:
The Exchange Officer, Jerusalem Society of Medical Students (JSMS), Hebrew University-Hadassah School of Medicine, Ein Kerem, POB 12272, Jerusalem 91120, Israel. For this society to find you a place you have to send a letter ‘certifying your good standing as a medical student’ from your Dean and $50 US.
The Hebrew University, Hadassah Medical School, PO Box 12272, Jerusalem 91120 Tel: +972 2 675 8137, Fax: 2 675 8118 www.md.huji.ac.il
Established in 1946, the Faculty of Medicine has five schools, including medicine and nursing. Based on the Ein Kerem campus, the major hospitals used are the Ein Kerem and Mount Scopus Hadassah University Hospitals (both run by the Hadassah Medical Organization, Kiryat Hadassah POB 12000, Jerusalem 91120 Tel: 2 677 6078 Fax: 2 677 7013 www.hadassah.org.il ). These provide over 1000 beds. The Kaplan hospital in Rehovot and the Shaare Zedek and Bikur Cholim hospitals in Jerusalem are also affiliated.
Hadassah Teaching Hospital, Ein Kerem, POB 12272 Jerusalem 91120
Mount Scopus Haddash University Hospital, Jerusalem
Shaare Zedek Medical Centre POB 3235, Jerusalem, 91031 Tel: +972 2 6555316 (or 6555111) Fax: 2 6540744.
Also in Jerusalem is the St John Ophthalmic Hospital, PO Box 19960, Sheikh Jarrah, Jerusalem 97200 Tel: 02 5828325 Fax: 02 5828327 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Nazareth Hospital (EMMS), 71501–71502 PO Box 11,16100 Nazareth Tel: +972 6657 1501. Fax: 6 657 5912 e-mail: email@example.com. For more details write to The Edinburgh Medical Missionary Society, 7 Washington Lane, Edinburgh EH11 2HA (Tel: 0131 313 3828).
Ben Gurion University of the Negev, School of Medicine, 84 105 Beer-Sheva www.medic.bgu.ac.il (Part of the Soroka Medical Centre, PO Box 151, Beersheba 84101 Tel: +972 7 640 0909 Fax: 7 627 4096.)
Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, PO Box 39040, Tel Aviv 69978, Israel Tel: +972 3 640 9657 Fax: 3 640 9103 www.tau.ac.il/medicine The medical faculty was founded in 1963 to cope with the increasing population. It is now based on the Ranat Aviv campus and uses 14 hospitals (totalling 6000 beds) in the greater Tel Aviv area (providing care for 40% of Israel’s population). All the hospitals are state-owned. Hospitals include the Assaf Harofeh Medical Center (800 beds, 12 miles south-east) which is renowned for its orthopaedics and paediatrics; Rabin Medical Center (1650 beds in two hospitals six miles east); Sapir Medical Center (672 beds in the Sharon region) with excellent spinal and max-fax departments; Schneider Children’s Medical Center of Israel (224 beds) – a very advanced paeds centre (transplants, MRI); Chaim Sheba Medical Center (1600 beds and a busy ER); Tel Aviv-Sourasky Medical Center (second-largest hospital in Israel, 1100 beds) with all departments and Dana Paediatric and Serlin Maternity Hospitals in the same complex.
Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, The Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, PO Box 9649, 31 096 Haifa, Israel www.technion.ac.il Founded in 1969, the newest medical faculty in Israel uses The Rambam Medical Center (a 900-bed hospital receiving from northern Israel and southern Lebanon (Jews, Muslims and Christians). It is at the base of Mount Carmel on the shores of the Med; Bnai-Zion Medical Center and Carmel Hospitals in Haifa; Haemek Medical Center in Afula, West Galilee Medical Center in Naharia and Hillel Yafe Hospital in Hadera.
There are also two Palestinian Medical Schools:
Al-Quds University, Faculty of Medicine, P. O. Box 19356 Jerusalem (East) Tel: +972 2 279 9203, Fax: 2 279 6110 www.alquds.edu
An-Najah National University, Palestinian Faculty of Medicine, P.O. Box 7 Nablus Tel: +972 9 237 6584, Fax: 9 238 7982 www.najah.edu
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