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MSIH students sitting with open lap tops
Interested in studying medicine and global health? Learn more about MSIH by attending a webinar on Wednesday, December 13th at 1:00 pm EDT or watch previous webinars ...
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“You’ve been trained in Global Health, so you know it’s a complicated arena where you always expect the unexpected. You need to remain flexible and adapt when circumstances change - which they always do. Uncertainty is the norm, so don’t get upset when things don’t go according to plan.” These were the principal words of advice proffered by guest speaker, Prof. Charles Larson of McGill University at the 16th graduation ceremony of the Medical School for International Health (MSIH) at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Larson, a specialist in Pediatrics and Preventive Medicine from Montreal’s McGill University, offered his five ...
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During a three-week visit shadowing in the surgery department at Kathmandu Model Hospital last year, MSIH 3rd year student, Chloe Pinto encountered a 15 year-old boy who had been misdiagnosed during numerous visits to local primary care outposts. By the time he reached hospital, some two years later, his colorectal cancer had already metastasised. “The boy’s condition struck me,” explains Chloe, “especially after being present for the explorative laparotomy (where a patient's abdomen is opened for exploration). Seeing the extent of disease in such a young patient was really surprising, and I started to research it.” Inequalities in healthcare Nepal ...
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Photo of First Year Medical Student Wentiirim Annankra examines patient in Ghana
When first-year MSIH student Wentiirim Annankra went on a medical mission to Ghana during her summer break this year, she had no idea what lay in store for her. Annankra, known as “Wentii” to her classmates, had been participating in missions with her father’s Texas-partnered NGO since she was nine years old. In the past, she’d helped in the pharmacy, counting off medicines and placing them in small packages for distribution. With a year of medical education behind her, this year she hoped to shadow a doctor. Annankra had just completed her first year of studies at the Medical School ...
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Joseph Sakran and Hillary Clinton
MSIH alumnus, Dr. Joseph Sakran, is a trauma surgeon and Director of Emergency General Surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. His story was told in People Magazine following the tragic October shootings in Las Vegas that killed 58 concert-goers. (Since first publication of this post, Joe's story has also appeared in ScienceNews.) Joe, himself, is a victim of gun violence. He survived being shot in the neck during a football game when he was 17 years old. After his recovery, he swore to become a doctor and work tirelessly to save people from a similar experience. Since graduating from ...
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Alumni in Global Health

Katherine (Kate) Horan, M.D., (class of 2012) is in the Ivory Coast on her fourth mission with Doctors Without Borders. 

After completing her pediatrics residency at Baystate Medical Center, Dr. Horan fulfilled her lifelong dream and joined Doctors Without Borders as a pediatrician. Over the past two years, she has served as the managing physician in a malaria and malnutrition ward in rural Chad, director of a refugee camp hospital in South Sudan, and technical advisor for a 300-bed pediatric hospital in Mali. Her current mission in the Ivory Coast involves the implementation and advancement of global neonatology protocols.

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