News and Events

News and Events

Graduation and White Coat Ceremonies

 

Recent News and Events

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 Webinars/Meetings: Medical School Admissions Workshops A virtual webinar series designed specifically for prospective medical school students. Register below for any (and all!) sessions. We’re thrilled to offer an opportunity for you to hear expert advice on navigating the how-to’s and what-if’s of medical school admissions. All sessions take place in Eastern Standard Time. General Informational Webinar with the ...
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Sydney Mcguire
Sydney McGuire is a first-year student at MSIH. After obtaining her undergraduate degree in Physiology and Neuroscience from the University of California, San Diego, she spent time in the Peace Corps in Lesotho. From there, she earned a Masters in Public Health from George Washington University, before enrolling this year in the MSIH class of 2025. Coming from a military family, she "moved around a bit, but we were mostly stationed in Fayetteville, NC." These are her thoughts: An important part of global health is constant learning. That works well in tandem with medicine where being a ‘lifelong learner’ is ...
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Student of Classes of 2024 and 2025 who took their oath in October 2021
A unique double Physician's Oath ceremony took place at MSIH last week when the classes of 2024 and 2025 participated in back to back events.  “Last year, we weren’t able to hold a ceremony,” explains Leaura Navi, Chief Administrator of the School. “Pandemic travel restrictions prevented most of the first year students from traveling to Israel, so we had to postpone the event until they could attend in person.” With both classes of students now in Beersheva, the ceremonies were held in late October with a total of 68 students taking their oath - 32 from the class of 2024, ...
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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 clinical elective rotations that students ...
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Sifting through medical school scholarships can be a bit overwhelming and while the idea of graduating medical school with debt can seem daunting, there are scholarships available that help to make a medical education more affordable. Over the past several years, students at Ben-Gurion University’s Medical School for International Health (MSIH) were awarded a record number of scholarships. In fact, for the past three years, all MSIH incoming students have received scholarship awards. According to Dr. Lynne Quittell, Director of the MSIH North American office and Co-chair of the MSIH Admissions Committee, "Scholarships are awarded based on various parameters, including ...
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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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