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 often attend the Global Health Round-up where MSIH fourth year students present on their eight week global health clerkship.
In the afternoon, MSIH students visited some of the historic sites of Jerusalem, including the Old City and Machane Yehuda Market (“the Shuk”). Above, they are pictured in front the Western Wall.