The Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University

Arthur Sackler was asked to help found a new medical school in the young state of Israel. He was intrigued by the need and potential, and he negotiated a special stipulation that doctors who qualified at the Sackler School of Medicine in Tel Aviv had the right to practice in New York. He asked his brothers to join him and they did. The school officially opened in October 1972. It was not only the largest medical school in Israel, with an enrollment of 2,400 students, it stood at the forefront of medical and health education in the country. In 1976 a unique Israel-New York program was introduced: Every year, 40 New York residents are subsidized to enter the program in Tel Aviv and trained according to United States standards. In return, they must agree to return home and practice in parts of New York State where doctors are scarce.

Sackler School of Medicine
17 East 62nd Street
New York, New York 10065