International Exchange Program Information and Application Form
International Exchange Program Information and Application FormApplication Deadline: April 3rd, 2023
The Albert Einstein College of Medicine offers international exchange programs with institutions in France, Israel, Sweden, and Japan to enhance your medical education. You can scroll down to read about them.
To apply to any of the programs shown, please submit the International Exchange Program Form which requires a personal statement describing your interest in this exchange program and how this experience achieves your development as a physician. Students must submit the required paperwork to the registrar's Office on the date designated on the 4th year elective presentation slides.
Ben Gurion University of the Negev
Two senior students will be accepted into a two month elective program at the School of Medicine of Ben Gurion University of the Negev in Israel. A major aim of the Ben Gurion School of Medicine is to utilize academic resources to foster development of an integrated system for delivery of comprehensive community health care in a vast geographic area. The academic program is therefore designed to educate a new type of health care professional who will have the motivation and competencies to function effectively in that system as a provider of primary care services. Experiences involve first-contact, longitudinal and preventive care in ambulatory and inpatient settings. The learning focuses are not only on health care needs of individuals, but also of families, neighborhoods, and occupational environments. Learning takes place to a great extent in community-based primary care teaching clinics, occupational health units, rehabilitation facilities, and public health stations.
Medical School for International Health (MSIH) at Ben Gurion University of the Negev
Two senior students will be accepted into a one month elective program at the Medical School for International Health in Israel. Students will have a split curriculum including inpatient, hospital-based and community-based outpatient clinic components. The goal of the elective is to expose visiting students to the challenges and opportunities of providing healthcare to the nomadic and indigent Bedouin population of Southern Israel. Students will also have an opportunity to attend English language lectures, conferences, and presentations. Students will be based at Soroka Medical Center (http://hospitals.clalit.co.il/hospitals/soroka/en-us/pages/home.aspx) which is the University hospital for Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.
Hadassah Medical School of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem
One senior student will be accepted into an elective program for one month, preferably sometime between August and March, at Hadassah Medical School of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
University of Paris
Two senior student will be accepted into an extramural elective program of two months, preferably sometime between August and March, in the University of Paris system. There is a convesational French language requirement for this program.
Karolinska Institute Program
Two senior year students will be accepted into an elective or research program for two month at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. In addition to a large number of interesting elective courses offered (in English) to foreign medical students, numerous possibilities for basic biomedical or applied clinical research also exist. As a medical research center of international renown, Karolinska would be a particularly good site for students planning to conduct major research projects for the "special distinction" diploma. Reasonably priced and conveniently located housing can be arranged.
Saitama Medical University
The Saitama Medical University, located near Tokyo, will accept two students during the month of April. Airfare, room and board expenses are provided through the generosity of Saitama Medical University. Elective opportunities in surgery are especially good at Saitama, but arrangements for study in other clinical disciplines are also possible. Students selected for this exchange program have the opportunity to welcome and "host" the two Saitama Exchange Students arriving in July.
Einstein students will be reimbursed for airfare and will receive a stipend. More information will be provided upon acceptance.