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Family Medicine in Haifa and Be'ersheva

General Project Information
Type of Project: 
Clinical
Date of Experience: 
2012-03-12 - 2012-04-08
Project Description: 

During my first 2 weeks in Haifa, I was responsible in the clinic at first with the doctor to perform physical exams and take histories when possible. I worked a few hours over the 2 weeks with the nurse, performing blood tests and vaccinations. There was opportunity to take on the "primary" physician role on several occasions with either the staff or stage/resident available for backup. There was also 2 days a week, a period for teaching/discussion. Given that a stage was beginning the same time I was, the physician created a journal club where we presented an article and discussed it amongst the 3 of us.

In Beer Sheva, I worked in a Bedouin clinic. Given my limited knowledge of Arabic, I worked with the physician. He translated the patients concerns/complaints. If there were any questions or additional information I wanted to know, the physician translated for me.  I was responsible for the physical exam component and then discussion with the doctor (depending on the situation) the diagnosis and plan of action.

Location

Haifa, Be'ersheva
Israel
Student Experience
First Name: 
N/A
Last Name: 
For more information contact the Undergraduate Teaching Coordinator in the Department of Family Medicine
Description of Student Experience: 

Not provided.

Organization Information
Name of Organization: 
Ben-Gurion Medical School
Description of Site: 
Contact: Ronit Temes (elective coordinator)
Main Language Spoken: 
English, Hebrew, Arabic
Other information
Program Cost: 
housing/food - 350, hard to determine other costs given exceptional circumstances
Housing Details: 
In Be'er sheva- student dormitory next to hospital center