The objectives of the The Azrieli School of Medicine of Bar-Ilan University are:
To train a new generation of physicians who will use innovative approaches to healthcare that integrate full knowledge of basic medical science and clinical medicine.
To provide these students with the background to stimulate continuous advancement as primary care physicians, specialists, and/or medical researchers in the fields of bio-medicine.
To inculcate in our students a commitment to the wider community and the population of northern Israel in particular.
Clinical instruction is conducted at hospitals throughout the Galilee:
The Baruch Padeh Medical Center, Poriya
The Ziv Medical Center, Safed
The Western Galilee Hospital in Nahariya
The Nazareth Hospital EMMS (Scottish hospital)
The Holy Family Hospital, Nazareth (Italian hospital)
Mazra Mental Health Center
Clinical rounds are also conducted via ambulatory medical centers throughout the Galilee. These mobile medical centers also gather information for epidemiological and clinical research carried out at the School of Medicine.
Pre-clinical studies at the BIU School of Medicine are conducted using a new, integrative, and multi-disciplinary approach within the framework of a series of teaching units we call Clinical Arenas. Various fields of medicine are integrated into the study of each of the traditional biological and pathological processes. This robust curriculum of basic medical sciences is followed by a rigorous schedule of clinical education.
The School of Medicine’s novel approach to medical education is well-served by an on-site research institute comprising integrative and disease-oriented research centers and laboratories. Our lead investigators explore the basic science underlying bio-medicine as well as engage in clinical research. Our researchers work to develop the shared aspects of basic research and clinical research.
The guiding principle in the School of Medicine is Translational Research – where basic research is oriented towards clinical, diagnostic, and treatment implementations. There is strong collaboration between the academic faculty members from the campus research center and our clinical faculty in our affiliated hospitals and clinics.
Additionally, the BIU School of Medicine ascribes great importance to the study of health and disease unique to the Galilee population. The objective here is to improve health services for the residents of northern Israel and to identify their unique requirements, given the poly-cultural nature of the region.
The Bar-Ilan School of Medicine is becoming an integral part of life in the Galilee community. The School of Medicine is involved in offering science enrichment programs for the young, preventative medicine, promotion of health and wellness, and in environmental issues.