Soroka University Medical Center is the only tertiary hospital in the
Negev, serving a population of a million and a half people from Kiryat Gat to
The Medical Center works in close cooperation with the Faculty of
Health Sciences of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. The hospital is in an
ongoing process of construction and development, constantly adding new
buildings, wards, equipment, and advanced technologies to serve
The hospital serves a diverse population, including
veteran Israelis, immigrants, and Bedouin from the Negev and the medical staff
is exposed to medical issues and cases unique to this region.
Information about Internship at
an internship is conditioned upon confirmation of passing the
necessary exams and successful completion of training at the Israel Center for
Medical Simulation. The internship program is planned together with each intern.
There are two tracks for
- the regular track, including compulsory and elective
- a direct specialization in pediatrics, surgery, and
internal medicine in which the elective months and another month are moved to
the beginning of the requested internship. This track is not available for
"atudaim" (those studying medicine prior to their IDF service through a special
IDF program). It is not possible to switch between tracks.
interns are teamed with hospital departments and take part in the ongoing work,
which includes patient intake, blood sampling, patient discharge, rounds, and
more. It is important to organize the day and divide the work in order to
fulfill all tasks before the end of the workday.
Once a month, a seminar is
held by one of the various hospital units on topics in medicine and new
research. Participation is mandatory for interns so they can be exposed to
various medical fields in order to be able to select their field of
specialization in the future.
According to Ministry of
Health regulations, interns must be on duty four times a month. Additional duty
in wards where it is necessary, such as pediatrics, internal medicine, and
surgery), is subject to the approval of the management.
lunch at a nominal cost and when they are on duty, interns receive a sandwich
and hot meal. Soroka has restaurants and hot drink stalls with a discount for
workers and a variety of cafeterias and restaurants at the University. Parking
stickers are provided for vehicle owners. The hospital does not provide housing
Residency at Soroka
One of the goals
of the internship is to enable interns to choose their future specialization and
residency. Soroka University Center is open for residents in all areas of
expertise. In specialties such as internal medicine, anesthesiology and
pediatrics, generous scholarships and grants will be granted to applicants who
meet the necessary criteria.
At Soroka many clinical
studies are conducted within the departments and research institutes. The
Research Unit assists in planning the research, supporting, and accompanying