AZRIELI FACULTY OF MEDICINE
The Leslie and Susan Gonda (Goldschmied) Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center at Bar-Ilan brings together researchers in a variety of fields which are essential to understanding the brain, including psychology, physics, linguistics, computing, and biology. Additionally, the Azrieli Faculty of Medicine is training the next generation of physicians and researchers to tackle the greatest health challenges of the 21st century. Selected from all of Israel’s universities to house Israel’s National Genome Bank, Bar-Ilan is quickly developing into Israel’s centre of personalized medicine.
A CATALYST FOR
IN THE NORTH
At Bar-Ilan’s Azrieli Faculty of Medicine, we are now in our eighth academic year. We have more than 600 students studying here in the Galilee. That is over 500 medical students and 130 who are getting their master’s, and MD-Ph.D. degrees. Over 170 of our graduates are working in hospitals across Israel
TRANSFORMING THE NORTH BAR-ILAN’S
STRATEGY IN SHAPING ISRAEL’S FUTURE
The School of Medicine in the Galilee was established in 2011 in Safed in response to the shortage of physicians and the need for improved health care in the region. As a national priority project of the government of Israel, it has steadily increased the quality of medical care and diagnostic facilities. The BIU Medical School has become an integral part of its community, boasting sweeping campuses, state-of-the-art medical facilities, research centers, and involvement in community-targeted activities.
NEXT GENERATION OF DOCTORS IN ISRAEL
The Azrieli Faculty of Medicine is a catalyst for Israel’s growing biomedical research and is attracting capital and infrastructure projects, creating new jobs and upscaling prosperity among the diverse populations in Northern Israel. Today’s students become tomorrow’s primary care physicians, specialists, and medical researchers. Using the most advanced training methods from the best-trained scientists and researchers, the School provides thorough medical education for its students. It has already gained distinction by placing second in the psychiatry and gynecology exam scores at the national level.
ADDRESSING REGIONAL NEEDS
Faculty members include top scientists recruited from around the world – many of whom have won prestigious awards for medical research in microbiology, genetics, and breast cancer, among other areas of science and medicine. They advance an innovative approach, integrating theoretical knowledge with clinical work and education stressing practical problem solving to specific human diseases, such as cancer, infectious and auto-immune diseases, and age-related illnesses.
Project Rafael works to create academic-community partnerships to define and address the region’s most pressing health needs. This includes such programs as a culturally tailored model working with psychiatric patients who are reticent to seek help from mental health services, to reduce environmental health risks in the kibbutzim of Upper Galilee, where exposure to harmful materials is a real concern. And the ETGAR Center, a new population health community initiative, assists the neediest patients as they are discharged from hospitals.