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First year students spent the day in Jerusalem getting acquainted with their new country for the next few years. During the morning, they attended presentations by students of the International Master of Public Health (IMPH) program at the Hebrew University-Hadassah Braun School of Public Health and Community Medicine. Some of the presenters and future colleagues are from Haiti, India, Nepal, Guyana, and Fiji. There is strong synergy between MSIH and the IMPH program, which provides tools for examining public health programs and formulating relevant intervention strategies, that draws each school to the other's campus. In the spring, the IMPH students ...
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A global health summer program at MSIH by Ioana Scherbakova, first year Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons student I couldn’t have asked for a better or more rewarding summer than the one I experienced in Israel through the Global Health Summer Program at Ben Gurion University. I spent a total of 5 weeks in Israel, from June 24 to July 31 of 2017, and completed two rotations in which I shadowed physicians and learned about the Israeli health care system. My trip began at a pediatrics clinic in a small Bedouin town in the Negev desert called Tel ...
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Students of the class of 2021 have safely arrived on campus and are already learning how to safely care for each other. Every summer, the Faculty of Medicine is taken over by first year students from all over the world arriving in Beer Sheva to embark on their medical careers. Within the first days of the first year, MSIH students gain early clinical exposure. Alongside a course in global health and medicine, MSIH students are being exposed to the world of first aid and advanced cardiovascular life support. David Popok and Rachel Weintraub are pictured practicing emergency first aid ...
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In November 2016, The Bellagio Global Health Education Initiative (BGHEI) took place at MSIH to discuss how to best incorporate Global Health studies into an M.D. curriculum. The three-day gathering was a Bellagio Center Conference — a program of the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center — and brought together experts from around the world to discuss global health and medical education. It was the third meeting of the initiative and the first held in Israel. MSIH Global Health Education Coordinator Mike Diamond was asked to present the MSIH curriculum to the conference. These are his observations: “When you live in a ...
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The Ethiopian-Jewish community in Israel is a unique subpopulation that largely immigrated to Israel from 1980 to 1992. Upon arrival, this community faced health inequities and difficult integration into Israeli society. BMJ Case Reports recently published a paper written by Jonah B. Cohen, a second-year student in the Medical School for International Health (MSIH). As part of his studies, Jonah was exposed to the Ethiopian community and examined the implications of various interventions on the health and well-being of this immigrant population. The article focuses on the Ethiopian-Israeli community from a global health perspective, highlighting the community’s history and health, ...
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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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