Ben-Gurion University Medical School for International Health

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Contacts

Website: http://www.cumc.columbia.edu/dept/bgcu-md/
Phone: +1-212-995-1231
Admissions e-mail: msihadmissions@post.bgu.ac.il

Program Information

  • Doctor of Medicine (MD)
    • Concentrated on International Health
  • 4 years in length
  • Class size: 50
  • Applicants must have a valid passport from a country with “diplomatic” relations with Israel.
  • Upon graduating, students are licensed to practice in the U.S., not Israel.

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Admission Requirements

Course and Degree Requirements

  • Degree: Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  • Required Courses
    • 1 year biology
    • 1 year physics
      • or one semester of physics, and one of math (stats or calc)
    • two years chemistry (with labs)
      • including 1 year of organic chemistry or biochemistry
  • fluency in English

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GPA

  • Average GPA 2012: 3.61
  • Average MCAT score (old system): 29.9
  • Average MCAT score (new system): 505

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MCAT

  • Students from countries where the MCAT is offered must take the test.
  • Average score 2012: 30
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Supporting Documents

  • Application Online
  • Official academic transcripts from all colleges or universities attended
  • Committee letter or minimum 3 letters of recommendation
    • At least one should be an academic or pre-med committee letter
  • MCAT score (taken within 3 years of application), or GAMSAT score (taken within 2 years of application)
  • CV/resume
    • With the file named "CV_Last Name_First Name"
  • Photo (Jpg)
    • With the file named "PHOTO_Last Name_First Name"
  • Three required essays
    • Files named "ESSAY1_Last Name_First Name", "ESSAY2_Last Name_First Name", "ESSAY3_Last Name_First Name"
  • Application fee of $95
    • Submit by calling during normal business hours (NYC Time) with your credit card information. Call +1-212-995-1231
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Interview

  • The University will invite individuals it has deemed competitive for an interview
  • Interviews can be conducted at Columbia University medical campus in New York or at Ben Gurion University in Israel
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Important Dates

  • Applications are accepted in July 2017 and are accepted on a rolling basis
  • Ben-Gurion Global Health Scholarship: January 8, 2018
  • Priority consideration for other scholarships: January 31, 2018
  • Program start: July 2018

Timeline

  • You will be notified that the school has received your application within 15 days of receiving your complete application
    • Email msihadmissions@post.bgu.ac.il if you haven't heard from them within 15 days
  • If chosen for an interview, you will be contacted within 30 days of submitting your application
  • If accepted, you must confirm your intention to enroll and submit a tuition deposit
  • Admission cannot be deferred
  • Applicants who are not accepted or who withdraw acceptance may reapply for admission only once

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Tuition 2017-2018

  • Tuition: $37,000 per year
  • Miscellaneous estimate (Housing, insurance, meals, travel): $23,020
  • TOTAL: $60,020 USD
  • Application Fee: $85

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