BAR-ILAN’S STRATEGY IN SHAPING ISRAEL’S FUTURE
The Azrieli 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.
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 a 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
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.
IN THE GALILEE
Just as significant, more students and professionals have opted to study, teach and/or practice at Bar-Ilan University’s School of Medicine due to BIU’s stellar reputation.