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.

 

For about 10 years, MSIH has been a proud member of the Arnold P. Gold Foundation’s "Gold Humanism Honor Society." Committed to creating a “Gold Standard” in healthcare, more than 160 top medical schools are members of the Foundation – with a handful outside North America. One such chapter is MSIH. In the decade of MSIH membership, about 65 graduates have been inducted into the society, each “demonstrating unusual commitment to global health and commitment to humanism.”  This year, 1st year student, Rachel Gaufberg has taken the connection one step further. She has been awarded a grant of $3,000 for the Gold Humanism Summer Fellowship program ...
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The capstone Global Health experience at MSIH is the final year eight-week clerkship in one of the school’s partner institutions in a Low Income Country. In past years, students have had clinical experiences in hospitals and clinics in Sri Lanka, India, Peru, Nepal, Ethiopia, Vietnam, Ghana, among others.  Then comes the pandemic But what do you do when Covid-19 brings the world to a standstill? How does MSIH give its students the Global Health clerkship they’ve anticipated since day one of their studies? In early 2020, MSIH third year students were mostly doing clinical clerkships at Ben-Gurion University's teaching hospitals ...
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Dr. Joseph Sakran (MSIH Class of 2005 Alumnus), along with two colleagues, recently published an opinion piece in Scientific American titled, “Racism in Health Care Isn't Always Obvious.” The article implores healthcare practitioners to acknowledge and denounce their own implicit racial biases, which may affect patient diagnosis and treatment. The piece addresses healthcare disparities in the US, including the reality that Black people have higher death rates for eight of the 13 leading causes of death, and how the COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately taken the lives of more Black and Hispanic people than those of other races. Dr. Sakran calls ...
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Iris Kamenev
by Iris Kamenev (pictured doing home test visit) It started with a story. Something on the news, far away; it would never concern us all the way over here. A different country, a different people. Irrelevant to our daily lives of walking to class, studying in the library, and sitting on the grass outside the hospital to soak up the post-winter sun. The world changed quickly, but gradually enough that the new normal glided in rather smoothly. First, it was the online classes with Zoom lectures, and who could complain about getting to stay in your pajamas all day? Then ...
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Student research competition
Mid-January 2020 saw the third annual MSIH student research competition in which four students presented their papers. As a matter of policy, MSIH encourages students to participate in medical research, either as Principal Investigator or part of a team. This is done, not only to increase medical knowledge but to encourage students to engage in research as well as improve their CVs for future employment. The Runners Up Of the 25 papers sent for selection, four papers were chosen for presentation: "How to cross differential diagnosis of central vestibular disorders off your bucket list" - Ariel Winnick "Transplant Disorder without ...
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