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Recent News and Events

There is no one particular skill that makes for a good doctor. Instead, all doctors need a range of different qualities and skills to be able to provide the best care for their patients. The same holds true when it comes to getting into medical school. Many prospective students ask us, “What do medical schools look for in their applicants?” Again, there is not an easy answer to this question. Every medical school differs, which is why it’s important to research different schools to make sure you choose the right one for you. In this article, we will look at ...
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Dr. Joseph Sakran (MSIH Class of 2005 Alumnus), along with two colleagues, recently published an opinion piece in Scientific American titled, “Racism in Health Care Isn't Always Obvious.” The article implores healthcare practitioners to acknowledge and denounce their own implicit racial biases, which may affect patient diagnosis and treatment. The piece addresses healthcare disparities in the US, including the reality that Black people have higher death rates for eight of the 13 leading causes of death, and how the COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately taken the lives of more Black and Hispanic people than those of other races. Dr. Sakran calls ...
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Kent Willis, MD
Dr. Kent Willis (class of 2011) has just been awarded a prestigious 5-year National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Career Development Award for his research into "The gut lung axis Influences the development of bronchopulmonary dysplasia".

The K08 – Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award enables candidates holding professional degrees (e.g., MD, DO, DVM, or equivalent degrees) to undertake 3 to 5 years of special study and supervised research with the goal of becoming independent investigators. The award also allows awardees to pursue research career development programs suited to their experience and capabilities under mentors who are competent to provide guidance ...
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Prospective student events
MSIH holds periodic prospective student events online, as well as in-person across the US, Canada, and Israel. We invite you to join us to learn more about our admissions process, as well as ask questions about our unique M.D. Program. Upcoming Information Sessions: We are not currently hosting any in-person information sessions. Please join us for a webinar instead. We will resume in-person events when it is advisable to do so. Upcoming Webinars: Join MSIH Assistant Director for Recruitment and Public Relations, Kelly Coleman, for a detailed overview of the Medical School for International Health, and the medical school ...
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“Being an American myself, and the wife of an American MSIH graduate really help me to understand what students are going through - so I’m in a unique position to help.” These are the words of Laura Stiebel, a clinical social worker who provides help to students in all years at MSIH. “Regular Israeli students would need to register at the university’s social services center, then wait for an appointment,” explains Laura. “But students at MSIH know that I’m available any time and can offer immediate assistance when they need it most. There’s no long wait for an appointment.” Laura ...
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Alumni in Global Health

Kate Horan on Doctors Without Borders missionKatherine (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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