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Students attending medical school outside their home country are often concerned about how being international medical graduates will be perceived as they embark upon the process of securing residencies and internships. However, the residency match process does not have to be arduous or worrisome for International Medical Graduates (IMGs). For students studying at the Medical School for International Health (MSIH), the pathway to residency starts on the first day of medical school, and support is provided throughout the entire process. Advisors are available at each stage of the process, including helping to arrange North American clerkships during the third year ...
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medical clerkships
Three Columbia University medical students, Matthew Johnson, Julia Bensimon, and Etoroabasi Ekpe, have joined MSIH students in their international medical clerkships this year in Peru and India. The medical clerkships, an integral part of MSIH's Global Medicine education, are an annual feature, where 4th year MSIH students, fresh from electives in the US, travel to low-income countries to work side by side with local physicians. In so doing, students are exposed to the reality of medical practice in resource-scarce settings, where doctors are forced to make do with minimal supplies of medicines and machinery. "It's a very exciting time for ...
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Double burden of disease
Dr. Workegegnu Hailu, Chief of the Dept. of Internal Medicine at the University of Gondar Hospital takes blood pressure of an elderly patient. Outgoing head of MSIH, Dr. Mark Clarfield is currently on sabbatical at one of the school's partner African institutions. These are his observations after a few weeks working with colleagues at University of Gondar College of Medicine & Health Sciences. Most people consider the health issues that challenge a country like Ethiopia to be the acute infectious diseases and the threats to the health of mother and child. Indeed these threats are still formidable with TB, HIV, ...
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Rachel Colman MD
MSIH is pleased to announce that Dr. Rachel Colman, will be speaking at the information session to be held at 1001 Avenue of the Americas, 19th Floor New York, NY 10018 on Tuesday, January 29th, 2019 at 6:30PM. Dr. Colman is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. She graduated from MSIH in 2009, before going on to complete an internship in internal medicine and residency in neurology at Case Western Reserve University Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio. Following her residency, Dr. Colman completed a one-year fellowship in headache medicine at ...
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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, February 6th at 7:00 pm EST for all prospective students ...
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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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