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Thursday, November 8, 2012
(Video) American Doctors Who Voted for Israel
08 November '12..
On November 6th, Election Day in the USA, a delegation of 20 American doctors came to Rambam Health Care Campus in Haifa, Northern Israel. The delegates are members of the American Physicians Fellowship for Medicine in Israel.
The founders of APF wisely made the Fellowship Program the flagship of our early goals and it remains so today. Since its inception in 1950, over one thousand gifted and deserving Fellows have been chosen through APF's rigorous selection process and been supported in their pursuit of post-doctoral clinical training and research in North America. As a result, they have been a focal point in the continual transformation of medical care in Israel. From cutting edge surgical techniques, to advanced diagnostic tools, to the establishment of new community health clinics, APF is proud to play an integral and critical role in the health care of the people of Israel.
APF provides the opportunity for North American health care professionals to receive advanced training in disaster management. Disaster and Emergency Preparedness Courses in Israel, in conjunction with the Ministry of Health and the Medical Corps of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), are offered several times a year, presenting emergency, as well as peacetime preparedness techniques. This exchange of skills in emergency management could not be more timely, protecting American citizens in times of heightened security concerns.
APF is the only organization designated by the State of Israel to maintain a Registry of Emergency Medical Volunteers (EMV Program). In the event of a national crisis in Israel, APF volunteers will be called upon to provide medical care and assistance in civilian hospitals.
Additionally, APF advances its important mission through other programs. APF provides Research Grants to talented Israeli physicians engaged in basic medical research in Israel. The Solomon Hirsh Nursing Award is granted to several Israeli nurses each year enabling them to visit leading North American medical institutions and to learn new methods and techniques to bring back to their respective Israeli hospitals. A new student program is being developed, including an APF medical trip to Israel.
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I visited Hevron in November 2000 after the outbreak of the Rosh Hashanah War to see what could be done to assist in the face of the growing daily attacks on the community. After returning to work for the community in the summer of 2001, a bond and a love was forged that grows to this day. My wife Melody and I merited to be married at Ma'arat HaMachpela and now host visitors from throughout the world every Shabbat as well as during the week. Our goal, "Time to come Home!"