Ahmed Al-Jabir is a longstanding volunteer of St John Ambulance and he is the very first participant in the newly created JOIN Medical Student Exchange
St John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital Group (SJEHG) is the only charitable provider of expert eye care in the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem. The services include Hospitals in East Jerusalem, Hebron and Gaza, a clinic in Anabta, and a Mobile Outreach Programme which serves remote areas of the West Bank.
The medical students are welcome for a practical short-term placement in the hospital in Jerusalem. Within the placement day trips can be organised to Hebron and Anabta centers. The hospital has also a mobile outreach clinic that goes to the various areas of the West Bank, these clinics are usually included in the timetable of visiting medical students.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to apply, attaching your CV and a short Cover Letter (max 1 page) explaining your background, expertise and motivation. The JOIN Office will put you in contact with a local coordinator.
Regarding accommodation, the medical students stay in a shared flat which is situated in the hospital compound but they have their own bedroom. The cost of the elective period is $135 (£100) per week which is the equivalent of NIS600 (local currency). The best way to pay is in cash when they arrive at the hospital. This goes towards the board and lodging (accommodation and food). On the other hand the medical students have to cover all their travel expenses.
Knowledge of English is required for everyday work.
Please note that affiliation to one of the JOIN members is a precondition for application.
Read here a testimony of a medical student from Texas (USA) about his training placement at St John Eye Hospital in Jerusalem.