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Medical school student profile - Dana
MSIH offers a unique MD program that tends to attract non-traditional medical students, some of whom come with fascinating prior experiences in global health. For this medical student profile, we spoke with first-year student Dana Potashner to learn more about what led her to MSIH. First-year student, Dana Potashner, first became interested in Global Health after a trip to Tanzania where she shadowed a local doctor. (Pictured above with a newborn at Iringa Regional Hospital, Tanzania.) "I was looking for a career direction and this was a great opportunity offered by my school," she explained. Dana - who has ...
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Smart Bedside Challenge Health Hackathon
Elasaf Gilbert (7th from left) and the team that won the "Smart Bedside Challenge" Health Hackathon Third-year MSIH student, Elasaf Gilbert, was part of the team that won Israel Innovation Institute's "Smart Bedside Challenge" Health Hackathon. Along with his team, Elasaf, who earned his undergraduate degree in engineering, placed 1st out of the 16 teams competing in the hackathon. Taking place at MSIH's teaching hospital, Soroka University Medical Center, Elasaf and his three teammates, interviewed medical staff on the wards to find which issues could be solved with the application of technical know-how. Very quickly they discovered that falling ...
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medical school with a global health focus
The journey to becoming a medical professional can be challenging and all-consuming. Studying medicine with a goal in mind can help you along your journey. At the Medical School for International Health, students focus on a shared goal of becoming global health physicians. Therefore, many of our alumni work in rural areas in the U.S., Canada, Israel and around the world. If you are thinking about a profession in global health, it’s important to know what focusing in this area really involves. In this article, we’ll discuss how to prepare for what’s ahead. We’ll look at five things you should ...
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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: MSIH will be holding information sessions in Winter and Spring 2020. Check back for details soon! At these sessions, you will have an opportunity to learn more about our M.D. program and speak with a member of our admissions team. You will also hear from an MSIH alum about their experience. Upcoming Webinars: Join us on ...
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Dr Amir Mor former teaching assistant
Dr. Amir Mor, who worked as a teaching assistant at MSIH for many years, completed a Fellowship at Yale Medical School. In May 2019, he won 1st prize at the Yale Innovation Summit for his work on the ACIS. Since its inception more than 20 years ago, MSIH has employed Israeli medical students to work as teaching assistants (TAs) at the school. The Israeli students are usually in the final years of their 6-year degree program and have gained considerable knowledge, experience, and understanding. They apply these skills to assist faculty in implementing MSIH's unique curriculum. Because much of ...
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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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