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President’s Message 2022

Dear Friends & Supporters of Medicine in Israel,

As I’m ending my term as APF President, it’s amazing to see how fast those three years have gone by. We’ve had to cancel multiple events, trips, emergency-preparedness courses and the like due to the pandemic. Despite everything, APF continues to thrive!

Highlights of APF’s Impact:

  • Providing Fellowship grants for Israeli physicians to study at the finest institutions in the U.S. and Canada and return to Israel as experts in their fields. APF has been responsible for more than1,500 Fellowship grants over the past 70 years.
  • Maintaining the Emergency Medical Volunteer Program (EMV) with the Israel Ministry of Health, which sends medical professionals to Israel to respond to catastrophic events.Current roster is 300 volunteers and counting…
  • Funding mass casualty trauma training and other advanced studies for Israeli nurses. More than 200 nurses have been trained in the past 30 years.
  • Conducting the annual Emergency and Disaster Management Course in Israel. APF has hosted 25 delegations to date with two more scheduled for 2023.
  • Bringing experts and leaders from Israel to the U.S. for interactive meetings and seminars. This is the result of our longstanding professional collaboration with the IDF Medical Corps.

It has been an honor and privilege to hold this position for the past three years and I am grateful to the Board for their encouragement and the members and donors for their generosity. I must personally thank Amir Goldshtein, our Executive Director for his constant support, determination and weathering the Covid Storm!


Nancy Schmidt RN, BSN