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.

 

medicine and Peace Corps
By: Aaron Hochman-Zimmerman Peace Corps in Morocco Years ago, when I began my first stint in Morocco I felt like I’d gotten myself in over my head. I signed up for a 27-month stint with the Peace Corps. After 10 weeks of language training (in a Berber dialect called Tashelheit) I would be sent out to a village to live by myself, learn about the local people and culture, teach them about myself and my culture as well as lead development projects. It felt like a lot, but over the coming weeks and months I managed, though never felt like ...
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Jensen Reckhow - from Engineering at Yale to Medical School in Israel
Seven years ago, Jensen Reckhow was an engineering student at Yale University, preparing for what would be her first of several trips to a rural community in southeastern Uganda. She and her classmates would be visiting two locally-run, community-based organizations with whom they had corresponded regularly during the months leading up to the trip. She couldn't have imagined that involvement in this project would eventually lead her to medical school in Israel. “I came into the Uganda project really skeptical of the alternative spring break format,” Jensen explains. “I have always been interested in public service and community engagement, and ...
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Students gathered together for photo holding a check
MSIH's Big Pitch 2018 What would you do if Michael Bloomberg gave you $25 million? Buy a private jet? Build your own private movie theater? Or would you use it to do a bit of global health work? In the closing event of the Introduction to Global Health course, MSIH first year students were invited to submit their proposals for a $25 million global health project in response to a mock request for global health grant project proposals from Mr. Bloomberg. Based on a case competition designed at Emory University’s School of Public Health, The Big Pitch provides students with ...
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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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