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Graduation and White Coat Ceremonies

 

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In a triage situation, sometimes medical practitioners need to save the people who are most likely to survive - a principle carried over from the battlefield. But in the days of a pandemic, among those in the ICU are people with disabilities whose chance of survival are less. Does that mean we let those with disabilities perish first? Are there representatives of the disabled on the Medical Ethics Committees that make such decisions? The above is an example of the many subjects discussed by Prof. Alan Jotkowitz in his recent podcast on the BGU Podcast network. Well worth a listen ...
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Virtual graduation
Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, this year’s MSIH graduation ceremony was a virtual event. On May 24th, the class of 2020 stood before their webcams, to have their MD degrees bestowed by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Most of the students were already in the US preparing to commence residency - so in the background, a week prior to the ceremony, the administrative staff of MSIH - newly released from home quarantine - dispatched the students’ diplomas by courier, hoping they'll arrive on time for the ceremony. Taking it in stride “Extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures,” said Prof. Alan ...
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Study Medicine in Israel in English
While searching for the perfect medical school, you might have thought about looking at schools abroad. Though it is a personal decision, you are likely weighing many factors, beyond just a list of courses. If you are passionate about studying to be a physician––especially one that focuses on a field such as global health–-you probably want a medical school experience that will be as unique as your career path. This means learning skills that prepare you for work in traditional as well as non-traditional settings, for thinking outside the box, and for treating your patients with a holistic perspective. This ...
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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: We are not currently hosting any in-person information sessions. Please join us for a webinar instead. We will resume in-person events when it is advisable to do so. Upcoming Webinars: Join MSIH Assistant Director for Recruitment and Public Relations, Kelly Coleman, for a detailed overview of the Medical School for International Health, and the medical school ...
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MSIH alumnus, Tobin Greensweig (class of 2014) was already an engineer before he started medical studies in 2010. His personal web site describes him as “Husband, Critical Care Doctor, Pilot, Engineer, Nerd.” For the duration of his four years in Beersheba, Tobin always found time to work on projects, sometimes only tangentially connected to his medical studies. In his spare time - not a commodity common among medical students - he created an open-source patient record system for the Terem refugee clinic in Tel Aviv. Somewhere along the way, he also found time to coordinate a project with students at ...
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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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