Student Stories

Student Stories

Our students have a whole range of stories to tell. Here are just a few to give you insight into life at MSIH.

 

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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Reaching out to Syrian refugees in Jordan: a personal journey by Mark Hylarides 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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