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.

 

Dr. Falyne Shapiro (nee Easly) graduated MSIH in 2009. After residency in Internal Medicine at Wilmington, North Carolina she came back to Israel with her husband in 2014.   Now a Critical Care Fellow at Assaf Ha-Rofeh hospital in Central Israel, Falyne came back to MISH on February to lead the Surgery Clerkship Global Health day.   "It's a really strange feeling," said Falyne. "Only 10 years ago I was sitting in those 6th floor classrooms. Now I'm teaching to the next generation of MSIH students and it's really exciting to give back and teach." ...
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Aviva Friedman is a 4th year MSIH student currently on her Global Health Clerkship Experience in Canada. by AVIVA FRIEDMAN - Thursday, 1 February Parlez-vous francais? I think one of the biggest unexpected realities of Sudbury, and of practicing medicine here, is the language barrier. I had no idea that this town, which is only a few hours north of Toronto, is “unofficially” bilingual. At least 40% of the population are French speakers; you can hear the language and the unmistakable accent everywhere you turn. As a physician here, having French language skills is a bonus and a necessity. We ...
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Dr. Ariela Avigdor at Soroka Hospital
“When I arrived at the hospital, I was faced with a peculiar case. It was a young man of about 27. The attire worn by the family and his unusual Hebrew accent stood out immediately. I learned they were Bedouins. The patient was suffering for a chest pain, and in the end there was no clear diagnosis; all tests were inconclusive. There was a barrage of studies, analyses... everything, the doctors did not leave one stone unturned. They conducted every possible examination to find out what was causing this young man’s ailing. Days went by filled with specialists, questions between ...
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Rachael Kantor working in Panama
Twenty-six year-old Racheal Kantor grew up in Leonia, New Jersey. She studied liberal arts at Haverford College, Pennsylvania where she majored in Biology, with a concentration in Peace, Justice and Human Rights. Characteristic of so many MSIH students, along the way, Rachael broke from tradition. "I was an athlete at college," she explains, "and didn't study abroad. It was only in my last summer at that I got an opportunity to travel." That travel changed Rachael's life forever. Floating Doctors "The previous summer I'd worked at Columbia University and  met a researcher who suggested I apply to volunteer with Floating Doctors* in ...
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Aaron Zimmerman in Cape Town
Aaron Hochman-Zimmerman is a native New Yorker who chose to spend his summer in South Africa working as a paramedic. He is currently a 2nd year MSIH medical student in Beer Sheva. Here he shares with us a story of his experience. By: Aaron Hochman-Zimmerman I was able to watch South Africa hold New Zealand to 20 hard-fought and scoreless minutes until paramedic Brett turned up with his student, Jess. I was the third member of the crew, a former EMT and current medical student. Rather than an ambulance, we were assigned a “response car” and were expected to be ...
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