MSIH is delighted to announce the emergence of 32 new doctors who graduated at an in-person ceremony held at the school on May 12th. It was the first graduation ceremony to be held in a physical venue since the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic in 2020 – and everyone present thoroughly enjoyed the renewed experience.
“We had a celebration on many fronts,” said school Director, Prof. Alan Jotkowitz. “The last two years haven’t been easy for the class of 2022. However, the school adapted to the new circumstances, and the students cooperated with the adjusted scheduling. Together – in the true spirit of MSIH – we succeeded. This is what being a Global Health doctor is all about – quickly adapting to unexpected circumstances and successfully completing the task.”
Families who couldn’t be present in the hall watched the live YouTube broadcast as the new doctors had their degrees conferred by the BGU triumvirate of President, Prof. Daniel Chamovitz, Rector, Prof. Haim Hames and Dean, Prof. Angel Porgador. The New York office of MSIH was represented at the ceremony by Dr. Lynne Quittell. Guest of Honor, Prof. Morris E. Hartstein, Director of Oculoplastic Surgery at Shamir Medical Center gave a memorable presentation.
Four new physicians, Dr. Elijah Bernstein, Dr. Daniel Iluz, Dr. Kamal Kaur and Dr. Yael Straus were inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society. Yael Straus and Kamal Kaur also received the Carmi Margolis and Sakal Kiv awards, respectively. The Richard Deckelbaum Award went to Dr. Bruce Larkin.
The class are leaving MSIH to begin residencies across the USA. As always, they have been accepted into top programs, including:
- Internal Medicine residency at University of Maryland Medical Center.
- Family Medicine residency at Brown University Kent Hospital.
- Anesthesiology residency and Pediatrics residency at SUNY Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, New York.
- Emergency Medicine at New York Medical College Metropolitan Hospital Center in Manhattan, NY.
- Obstetrics-Gynecology residency at University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School Baystate in Worcester, MA
The new graduates join 648 existing alumni of MSIH, bringing the total number of world-class Global Health physicians to 680.