Public health course for medical students

On starting medical school, public health is the first course students encounter. They are introduced to the concepts of health and disease, and principles of public health. They gain an understanding of the Galil and its diverse population, with an emphasis on social determinants of health and health inequalities.


Mahar – Community placements for pre-clinical students

The MAHAR (social commitment in medicine) course runs through the first two years of medical student training. Students work in community placements in the Galil, applying their public health skills to the benefit of vulnerable populations in the Region. Click here for additional information on the ‘MAHAR’ course for pre-clinical students.


Preventative Medicine Course

The preventative medicine course is integrated into the internal medicine rotation.  Students explore the social determinants of health through case presentations and counselling patients on lifestyle change.


The ETGAR Program for clinical students

ETGAR is a new initiative that trains a workforce of medical students to visit patients at home following discharge from hospital. They provide guidance and support to encourage speedier and more complete recoveries and save patients from unnecessary readmission to hospital. Participating students gain invaluable skills and insights into the lives of disadvantaged patients Click here for additional information on the ETGAR program for clinical students.


MSc/PhD in health studies

Postgraduate courses leading to an MSc or PhD in Health Studies is offered at Bar Ilan medical school. The courses cover health promotion, medical humanities, medical ethics, medical education and research methodology.  


MPH residency placements in partnership with The University of Leeds, UK

Bar Ilan Faculty of Medicine is providing field placements for public health residents training at the University of Leeds in the UK. Under joint supervision residents carry out an in depth project that develops their global health skills and at the same time offers considerable benefits to the Galil.