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The Sheba Medical Center is the largest and most technologically comprehensive tertiary, university-affiliated, medical and research center hospital in Israel. We work with every major medical education institute in Israel, serving as a campus for a large number of students in every aspect of the medical and health professions. We are affiliated with the Sackler Faculty of Medicine at the Tel Aviv University and hold a unique position as an academic teaching hospital in that we provide care to patients in both acute (the General Hospital) as well as sub-acute and chronic (the Rehabilitation Hospital) departments.

Working in partnership with the Weizmann Institute for Science, we provide their Ph.D. students with academic supervision that covers both the clinical and basic science aspects of their work; supervision is given to students in the Genetics, Onco-Genetics, Imaging, and Neurology Departments.

Working in tandem with Tel Aviv University we collaborate on two main areas: Brain Research, which utilizes the psychiatric, Sleep Laboratory, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Psychology Departments and Social Work services.

The Sheba Medical Center campus is also host to the Sheba Academic School of Nursing, The Tel Aviv University School for Physiotherapy, and the Tel Aviv University Department of Communication Disorder Therapists. We serve as the training ground for paramedics as well as for students studying Occupational Therapy, Psychology, and Social Work.

Most of the preclinical courses at the Sackler Faculty of Medicine are organized, supervised, and taught by the medical personnel of the Sheba Medical Center. During their clinical years, students from the Tel Aviv Sackler campus (approximately ninety 4th, 5th, and 6th year students are at Sheba for various periods of time during the academic year) attend clinical internship in the various departments of the medical center. Students from the Sackler New York Program also participate in clinical internships.

The divisional structure of the hospital (i.e. Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics, OB-GYN, Imaging, Psychiatry, etc.) provides medical students with vast exposure to the more common acute diseases in the hospitalized patients as well as to the outpatients in the different departments. For example, during their medical internships the students are assigned to one of the Internal Medicine wards but also attend various outpatient clinics in all of the sub specialties of medicine such as Cardiology, Hematology, Pulmonary Medicine, Nephrology, Metabolism, etc.

As a tertiary referral center, we deal with a vast range of diseases and syndromes that allows us to provide a broad spectrum of medical education to our students in a hands-on environment rather than in theoretical terms. The Sheba Medical Center is also a national leader in postgraduate and continuing medical education training. The clinical departments at the Sheba Medical Center serve as prestigious sites for residency and fellowships in most medical specialties.

The Dalah National Center for Health Professions, established at the Sheba Medical Center, promotes and encourages Israel's younger generation of medical leadership to meet the challenges of the 21st century by helping them to further their career goals and professional options.

The three partners of the Center are:

  • The In-house Center for Education of the Ministry of Health
  • The National Center for Education of Workers with Elderly and Handicapped People ("Eshel")
  • The Israel Center for Medical Simulation (MSR)



MSR: The Israel Center for Medical Simulation

World Leader in Simulation-Based Medical Education


                    *A virtual hospital, where doctors learn from their mistakes

       *Trains over 6,000 healthcare professionals annually

 *A model for simulation centers around the world


*the world's first comprehensive "virtual" hospital, designed to enhance the quality and safety of patient care b y exposing healthcare professionals to hands-on experiential training


*uses all medical simulation modalities, including simulated patients (role-playing actors), advanced task trainers, and physiological computerized mannequins


*combines clinical skills with team work training through simulation of complex medical procedures


*improves communication skills by simulation of challenging encounters - such as delivering bad news and resolving interpersonal conflicts


*screens medical school candidates based on an assessment of their humanistic skills


*an integral part of the evaluation, accreditation and licensure processes of Israel's healthcare and professional medical associations


*trains IDF personnel for battleground and mass trauma scenarios, including chemical and biological warfare


*founded and directed by Dr. Amitai Ziv, MD, MHA, a world renowned expert in medical simulation



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