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MSIH alum Dr. Joseph Sakran is now an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, specializing in trauma surgery. He's also a survivor of gun violence. At age 17 he was shot in the throat after a high school football game. As both a trauma surgeon and a survivor of gun violence himself, he was recently interviewed by Chris Matthews on MSNBC regarding the gun violence epidemic in America and the recent mass shooting in Thousand Oaks, California. Watch the clip below to learn about Dr. Sakran's unique take on gun violence as a public health epidemic ...
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Class of 2022 Taking Physician's Oath
“It took a few years to discover my true direction. A new physician starting on the global health path encounters many twists, turns and detours along the way - but that’s to be expected in our field. The journey is complicated and challenging, but always exciting and interesting. The secret is never to lose sight of what’s best for you as a doctor.” These words of encouragement were spoken by Dr. Patrick O’Connor, (MSIH alumnus, 2003) in his presentation at the Physician’s Oath Ceremony of the 2022 entering class of MSIH. Twenty-seven first year students took their oath - administered ...
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Seminar on double burden of disease
Celebrating Global Health To celebrate MSIH’s 20 years of teaching Global Health physicians, in October 2018, the school held a two-day seminar to recognize its achievements and bring together its many partners from around the world. The first day of the seminar centered around a conference on the pressing topic of the double burden of disease in global health, with speakers from MSIH faculty as well as partners and guest speakers from around the globe. Since its inception in 1998, MSIH has been sending 4th year students to do eight-week clinical clerkships in resource-scarce settings. The clerkship is the capstone ...
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msih global health medical school scholarship
Sifting through medical school scholarships can be a bit overwhelming and while the idea of graduating medical school debt-free may seem impossible, there are a few scholarships available that make a free medical education possible. A select group of medical schools offer full merit based scholarships, including Ben-Gurion University’s Medical School for International Health (MSIH). Over the past several years, students at MSIH were awarded a record number of scholarships for both academic merit and financial need. These scholarships have helped students dedicated to the field of global health shrink their costs. Additionally, MSIH offers one full tuition merit scholarship, ...
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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, November 28th 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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