The Assaf Harofeh Medical Center is dedicated to the spirit of the famous physician, Assaf, who created an oath for Jewish doctors some 1,500 years ago. Emphasis at the Medical Center is placed on close cooperation between basic research, clinical research and clinical trials. It is an academic teaching facility and an affiliate of the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University. Its goal is to train the next generation of physicians to master clinical care, research and teaching. The Friends of the Assaf Harofeh Medical Center supports the above.