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Students come from very diverse backgrounds. Apart from those who have acquired undergraduate degrees in medicine-related biological sciences, many have achieved training in a vast array of disciplines, including law, economics, health policy, social sciences, and rabbinical education. Each student is on an individual path to what will form in the years to come a very unique piece of the professional global health map. We believe that students should be encouraged to foster this uniqueness while, at the same time, following the more rigid and structured medical school curriculum.

The Horizon Program is based on the concept of mentored longitudinal learning in parallel enrichment tracks. The Program is structured on three solid foundations:

  1. Fostering student individuality
  2. Development of ongoing research projects
  3. Small group mentorship

Tracks will be established for topics based on student preference and allocation, with 3-5 students per group.  Each group will have at least one faculty mentor and the group will function as a unit throughout the 4-year period of medical training.

Areas of activity for the group

  • Promoting the topic of interest within the class and the Technion
  • Designing research projects that may serve as a basis for the MD thesis
  • Regular meetings as determined by the group
  • Structured mentorship program

Annual Horizon Forum

An annual meeting where each group will present scientific material relating to their topic of interest.

Current Horizon tracks include (but not limited to) Genetics, Radiology, Mental Health, Global Health and Jewish Medical Ethics. A new program of the Jewish Medical Ethics track can be viewed here: Medical Halacha

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