Student Stories

Student Stories

Our students have a whole range of stories to tell. Here are just a few to give you insight into life at MSIH.

 

Columbia University Medical
Columbia University medical student Sarah Householder (second left) with students at Nazareth As part of the close association between MSIH and Columbia University, Columbia's medical students are invited to participate in clerkship opportunities in Israel. Sarah Householder, a student at Columbia's Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons reflects on her experience: The month I spent in Israel was exciting, complex, and challenging - not challenging because I was given too much responsibility or had many demands on my time, but challenging to adjust to new environments, meet new people, and reflect on how different patient populations and structures affect healthcare ...
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Global Health Doctor
Second-year student Bruce Larkin describes the experiences that brought him to study medicine at MSIH and begin training to become a Global Health Doctor. In this photo, he's seen addressing and encouraging health education volunteers in Niger. A Story all too Common in Niger A woman and her husband walk. It is getting late in northwest Niger, and this woman has been experiencing contractions. She needs to see a doctor – urgently. Al-Qaeda has been active in the area, and the military has been instructed to fire at anyone driving a motorcycle. Without any other means of transportation, the couple ...
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International clerkship
MSIH's varied curriculum includes elements of Global Health during the entire four years of the medical degree program. The capstone event is the unique eight-week 4th-year international clinical clerkships in one of the School's partner institutions in a resource-scarce setting. We are pleased to give you an overview of the students' experiences, filmed throughout the 2019 international clerkships. These videos are meant to give you a glimpse into the daily life of MSIH students in their various locations. This video, the first in a series, takes place in Requena, Peru. Interested in practicing cross-cultural medicine, or thinking about applying to ...
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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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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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