The social entrepreneurship program – “Choosing the Galilee”
The “Choosing the Galilee” program is a unique program that was created as a result of an increasing shortage of physicians choosing to integrate into the health systems in the north of the country. The program trains medical students during the clinical years of their studies, and enables them to intern in hospitals in the north of the country alongside integration into social projects.
The program is joined by medical students from all over the country and from all sectors in order to study at the Faculty of Medicine in Tzefat. The program creates a supportive and cohesive system for students, in order to consolidate the group into a community of young doctors who will choose to remain in the Galilee upon completing their studies.
The program reveals to the future doctors the many possibilities that the Galilee offers, helps eliminate existing stigmas and connects the students to the Galilee through social action and individual and group initiatives, and contributes to the personal and professional development of the students. Each student is built a personal structure, tools and information that helps them choose a specialize internship in hospitals and establish their home in the Galilee.
As part of the support of the Galila foundation in Social programs and Initiatives, the foundation chose to join hands with those involved in the project and to participate in financing the program, which includes scholarships for the students and funding the social initiatives that the students will develop within the framework of the program.
The goals of the “Choosing the Galilee” program, initiated by the Jewish Agency’s Social Activism Department, are the same goals set by Galila foundation we are excited about the partnership that is being formed between various organizations working to improve the quality of life of the residents of the North and the development of the community.