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Graduation and White Coat Ceremonies

 

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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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On May 24, the class of 2017 celebrated their graduation in front of a crowded auditorium of well-wishers including family, peers, MSIH administration and academic staff. Each class member was presented with their Diploma of Medicine while they were entertained and bid farewell by their classmates: Dr. Rivka Carmi, president of BGU, Dr. Eyal Sheiner, vice-dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences and Dr. Limor Aaronson-Daniele present Dr. Baila Litwak Harris with her diploma. From the class of 2017, Dr. Eric Tsu sang, Dr. Aaron Herzog played piano and Dr. Jodi Ezratty played violin for the singing of the Israeli ...
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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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Reaching out to Syrian refugees in Jordan: a personal journey by Jordan Piece Soft brown eyes gazed on me with a mix of interest and hesitancy. A young girl and two little boys stood nervously gripped to their mother who sat on the concrete floor across from us, smiling. We reclined on thin cushions pressed against the walls of the small room — Syrian hospitality offers its guests the best seats. I could faintly smell Turkish coffee being prepared in the other room. A single overhead light illuminated peeling paint on the walls, and looking down, I faintly perceived intricate ...
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Listening and Including — Lessons from Bizchut: The Israel Human Rights Center for People with Disabilities “If you (the doctor) do these things, I will want to come to the doctor and not be afraid … If you have the will to make it easier for me, I will find the way to overcome my fear, be healthier and we will all be better off.” These are the opinions of a 37-year-old woman with Down syndrome who spoke with MSIH students about her life and challenges, especially when approaching health issues and health professionals. She came as a guest speaker ...
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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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