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Capital: JerusalemArea: 20 . 770 km2Population: 7 . 908 . 000Official Language: Hebrew, Arabic, EnglishArmed Forces Personnel: 176 . 500
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Surgeon General
Dr Tarif BADER
Brigadier General

Israel Defence Forces
Medical Corps HQ
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Tel Aviv
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Basis Task of the Medical Service 

Mission 
• Provide optimal medical care during war time and routine conditions.
• Promote health and Military Medicine in the Israel Defence Forces (IDF). 

Core Values 
• Saving lives
• Human dignity
• Service as a right
• Excellence 

Strategic Themes 
• Implementing the Medical Corps values.
• Strengthen the operational medicine to meet the goal - target of no preventable death.
• Developing the medical staff according to the next decade challenges.
• Nurturing academic culture in the IDF Medical Corps as a way to promote knowledge and skillfulness in the military medicine practice.
• Promoting health and advanced medical treatment in the IDF. 

Structure

The IDF Medical Corps is part of the Technology & Logistics Branch. The Israeli Surgeon General duties are:
• Commander IDF Medical Corps
• Surgeon General of all services
• Member of the Technology & Logistics Branch General Staff
• MOD Chief Medical Advisor
• Member of the Supreme National Medical Authority, MOH

Photo Territorial Commands and Arms:

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Medical Care in the IDF 
• IDF medical corps as the sole authority for soldier's healthcare and medical care with military and civilian facilities.
Military Healthcare: Active front & Home front, training units and Emergency medical care based on Primary clinics and Secondary care clinics, Rehabilitation array.
Dentistry array and Mental Health array – Active front, training schools, Regional clinics, Central clinics, Career army personnel clinic.
Civilian Healthcare for Military and Civilian: Civilian hospitals and Clinics. Provision of selected home front medical care by civilian HMO's.
Clinics and secondary care clinics, Rehabilitation array.
Dentistry array and Mental Health array – Active front, training schools, Regional clinics, Central clinics, Career army personnel clinic.
Civilian Healthcare for Military and Civilian: Civilian hospitals and Clinics. Provision of selected home front medical care by civilian HMO's.

Research 
The Medical Corps promotes academic culture through excellence, research and academic development of the medical personnel in order to improve the medical treatment and promote health of the soldiers.

The IDF MC directs the research by a scientific committee of the research directorate with the leading professionals. 

The medical research is integrated in Israel MOD Director of defence R&D and the research program is based on peer reviewed proposals by research centres (e. g. combat medicine, stress research, diving medicine) with medical field officers and academic collaboration. 

Military medical academic environment is leading to professionalism and academic development. Medical military excellence is based on continuing development from military school of medicine, incorporated in the Hebrew University, through medical education and personnel development in the army.

Military Medical Academy and Training Centre 
Mission 
To train, certify and promote medical and paramedical personnel to the entire Israel Defence Force. 

Vision 
Implement an innovative and effective medical education built on the foundations of cooperation and excellence with academic relation, contributing to the national health system.

Courses / CMEs' 
Medics: special ops units combat and clinic medics, senior medics, clinic organization & management.
Paramedics 
Medical Officers 
Paramedical professions 
Trauma: ATLS, MTLS, PHTLS, TRCS, trauma lessons CME.
Instructor certification courses 
International Seminar: yearly participation of inter - national colleges.