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Recent News and Events

Vein Locator
This is the third article in a series. The first article is here, and the second here. A week prior to the MSIH graduation in May 2019, students made their final presentations. Before the Directors of MSIH and the Biomedical Engineering Department, the teams explained their projects, thoughts, and ideas, then displayed iterative prototypes - demonstrating how they functioned. Finally, students talked about their experience working together as future physicians and engineers. Inexpensive yet effective vein locator First off was the team developing a vein-locating device for intravenous insertion in dehydrated patients. Insertion of lines is a fundamental part of ...
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Students sitting with open lap tops
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Aaron checks a heart rate in the pediatrics department at Hospital General de Mexico
By: Aaron Hochman-Zimmerman Mexico City is huge. It is one of the largest cities in the world; but it is a city of cities. It is sectioned up so that each new neighborhood has a different character and different experiences to share. And the city, its people, do want to share. The people there were genuinely welcoming, possibly more so than any American deserves. So where to start? With the latest trend, the traditional food, the vast pre-colonial culture, stop by the mellow cafes or crowded bars? There is a large element of finding what you are looking for. The ...
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Medical School Graduation
May saw the graduation of the Medical School for International Health Class of 2019. Twenty-seven new physicians joined the ranks of the select few doctors who are specially-trained to work in the Global Health arena. Altogether, in its 21 years of operation, MSIH has graduated 597 MDs, many of whom are making their contribution to medicine in low-income settings where their skills are most needed. Guest Speaker: Prof. Sharon Nachman The keynote speaker this year was Prof. Sharon Nachman, Chief of Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, and Director of the Office of Clinical Trials at Stony Brook University. Prof Nachman ...
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clerkship for international medical students
Since its inception more than 20 years ago, MSIH has been associated with Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Columbia assists MSIH students in finding placements for 4th year US Clerkships for international medical students, Columbia faculty visit MSIH to deliver lectures and courses, and several Columbia students have taken electives at MSIH's principal clinical site, Soroka University Medical Center. CU Students Join MSIH Clinical Clerkships in Resource-scarce settings One of the exiting MSIH-Columbia connections is the availability to Columbia University medical students to participate, along with MSIH students, in their 4th year international clerkship. This eight-week clinical experience ...
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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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