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Stephanie Ruth Sestito
In 2010, during the second year of a degree in Forensic Science at Southern Wesleyan University in South Carolina, Stephanie joined a group that planned to travel to Haiti to carry out community work. “Just two weeks before the trip, the earthquake struck. The focus of our trip shifted to providing basic medical care, and the experience changed my life.” Earthquake in Haiti Stephanie had been home schooled by her mother and was only 19 when she arrived in Haiti to face a natural disaster that was so far removed from her experience that it turned her entire world upside ...
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MSIH was featured this month (December 2018) in the Jerusalem Report highlighting MSIH's 20th anniversary and students throughout the years who chose to attend MSIH. "'The cross-cultural experience at BGU 'has shaped and had a transformative influence on what I do,' says Dr. Javeed Sukhera, assistant professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at Western University, London, Ontario, Canada. 'It’s about the bigger, broader issues on how we challenge ourselves every day to get outside our comfort zones, thinking about health disparities and issues of access,' explained Sukhera." “Aerin Philip’s two and a half years in the Peace Corps in Nepal was ...
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Students sitting with open lap tops
Interested in studying medicine and global health? Learn more about MSIH by attending a webinar on Wednesday, January 9th at 12:00 pm EST for all prospective students ...
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From Medical Challenge to Engineered Solution
  • A device for locating veins for intravenous insertion in dehydrated patients in Africa
  • A system to remotely monitor whether TB patients in Sri Lanka have taken their critical medicine
  • A method for automatically recording and collating spine curvature in patients in Ethiopia
  • A syringe for self-administration of drugs by patients in remote areas
  • Special shoes for sufferers of foot ulcers caused by diabetes in countries where insulin not easily accessible
These were the problems presented by students of MSIH in their first meeting with students of BGU’s Department of Biomedical Engineering ...
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peace corps magazine
"I felt drawn to the thought of studying medicine overseas, in Israel, and on the campus at Ben-Gurion University at Soroka Hospital where the patients receive treatment for especially rare congenital and infectious diseases and speak such languages as Hebrew, Arabic, Russian, and Amharic. Ben-Gurion accepted my application to study medicine. It all seemed like a Peace Corps dream." Fourth year student, Aaron Zimmerman, a graduate of the Peace Corps and former journalist, has published the story of his journey to medicine in WorldView Magazine, the global Peace Corps publication. To read his story, scroll to page 17 at this ...
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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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