International Program for Advance Training in Obstetrics and Gynecology

International Program for Advance Training in Obstetrics and Gynecology

The Soroka University Medical Center Advance Training in Obstetrics and Gynecology is designed to train future clinicians and academicians in our specialty

This unique program at The division of Obstetrics and Gynecology of Soroka University Medical Center,
offers extensive experience in the clinical management
of high-risk patients, deliveries and gynecological patients
as well as training and excellent mentorship in clinical, translational or basic research.

 The Saban Maternity CenterOur training program is designed to support a period of 6-12 months of protected time for clinical work and research. The clinical experience will enable a trainee to become proficient at ultrasound, antenatal diagnosis, management of complications of pregnancies and gynecological cases.

The goals of the program:

  • To train proficient senior physcians in the field of maternal fetal medicine, that will be knowldgeble in the diagnosis and treatment of the major obstetrical complications; and  are able to provide, appropriately and accurately, consultations for complicated maternal and fetal conditions using evidence-based medicine.
  • To become proficient in the conductance of normal and complicated labors and deliveries.
  • To become highly trained in performing obstetrical surgery including high order cesarean sections.
  • To become proficient at performing and interpreting ultrasound, amniocentesis, and other antenatal procedures.
  • To become knowledgeable in the field of gynecology  and gynecological surgery.
  • To become knowledgeable in the field of infertility and assisted reproduction technologies.

The precise programe for each trainee will be determined by the program director and the trainee according to his/her fields of interest.

Number of Positions per year:  Two (2)


  • Applicants must be a senior physician who graduated a full residency program at his/her country or a resident at the final stages of his residency
  • All applicants must have a support letter from their department's chairman  

Program Description

lAPAROSCOPIC SURGERYThe Soroka University Medical Center (SMC) is a tertiary care center located in Beer Sheva, Israel, and is one of the largest delivery center in our country. Last year we had over 15,000 deliveries. This is the only hospital for the entire Negev area and it serves a population of about 800,000 people. As such there is a huge variety of high risk pregnancy, and the exposure for complicated cases is one of the largest in the world.  
The renovated Labor and Delivery Suites at  Saban Maternity Center, opened in 2011. There are 25 labor and delivery rooms, 2 operating theaters, a Perinatal Evaluation Center and a new Antenatal Testing Suite.
The gynecology team offers a wide range of activities including laparoscopic surgeries, pelvic floor clinics and operations, gyn-concology clinics and surgery. The renovated operating room was opened in 2011 including 4 state of the art operations theaters, which are use for all types of gynecologic surgery and minimally invasive procedures. 
Our IVF unit provides a wide variety of infertility cases and an opportunity to be exposed to outpatients and in patient's management of assisted reproduction. The unit is performing about 500 cycles per year.

There are numerous didactic sessions that the trainees are involved in over the course of the program. In addition there is the educational plan of the department including:

  • Grand rounds (weekly).
  • Journal clubs (weekly).
  • Pediatric-Obstetric Conference (monthly).

One of the strengths of our department is the high number of publications. The division of Obstetrics and Gynecology has a unique database that includes over 200,000 deliveries. We encourage all trainees to engage into research activity and to be able to train themselves in academic research and writing.
Our medical center, the School of Medicine, and the Faculty of Health Sciences at the Ben Gurion University of the Negev have a state of the art basic science laboratories that can be enrolled in many research programs in clinical and basic science.

Application Requirements:

  • Updated Curriculum Vitae.
  • Personal Statement.
  • Three Letters of Recommendation (one letter must be from the director/chiarman of the current Department of the aplicant). 

Application Process:

  • The SMC is charging 500$ for processing and handling the application. 
  • The program is self sufficient and the SMC does not offer any salary or benefits for the participants of our program.

Contact us: 


Program director  
Dr Offer Erez 
Acting Director
Maternal Fetal Medicine Unit
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology "B" Director of the International Program for
Advance Training in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Soroka University Medical Center
Faculty of Health Sciences
Ben Gurion University of the Negev
P.O.Box 151
Beer Sheva 84101, Israel

Phone - 972-8-6400061

Administrative assistance
Mrs. Shiran Nekav
Administrative assistance of Prof Moshe Mazor
Chairman Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology "B"
Soroka University Medical Center
P.O.Box 151
Beer Sheva 84101, Israel

Phone- 972-8-6403551

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Soroka Medical Center, Rager Boulevard, P.O.B 151, Beer Sheva 85025 , Israel