This is a two-week program (with a possibility of an extension with permission from the Save a Child's Heart doctors) where medical students shadow doctors, observe procedures and surgeries, and gain insight into how the Israeli hospital system functions.
The main components of this internship include:
- Observing surgeries and cardiac catheterizations
- Observing rounds in the PICU and pediatric dpt.
- Attending the weekly Palestinian cardiology clinic
- Attending team meetings and case discussions
Applications are accepted throughout the year and positions are offered on a rolling admission basis. Only students who are currently enrolled in a recognized medical school will be considered.
There is a cost to the program of $200 per week.
Step 1: Submit your online application HERE
Step 2: Email your resume and a letter of recommendation to firstname.lastname@example.org
Step 3: Interview with Young Leadership Director
Step 4: SACH medical team will review the application
Step 5: Applicants will be notified of their status within three weeks
The medical internship program takes place at the Wolfson Medical Center and the Sylvan Adams Children's Hospital, both located at Ha-Lokhamim St 62, Holon, 5822012.
The hospital can be reached via car, bus and train.
The hospital is a Hebrew-speaking environment, but all of the Save a Child’s Heart doctors speak English (though this is not a given with the other medical personnel). Interns will be met on their first day by a Save a Child’s Heart staff member or volunteer and will be given a tour of the Wolfson Medical Center and introduced to some of the doctors. The internship provides you with an excellent learning opportunity with doctors, who despite being extremely busy are more than willing to share their knowledge.
We highly recommend that interns take the time to come and visit the Children’s Home, where half of our patients reside before and after their surgeries.
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