Ben-Gurion University (BGU) in collaboration with Columbia University inaugurated a medical school in 1998, with the expressed purpose of training physicians in International Health and Medicine (IHM). The Beer-Sheva Survey of Attitudes and Knowledge in International Health and Medicine was given to the first graduating class and three control groups. The graduates of the new program retained their positive attitudes toward IHM and increased their knowledge of the subject. Further studies are necessary to document the effect of the program on the clinical practice of its graduates.
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