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.

 

MSIH Class of 2022 waiting to be placed into appropriate Hebrew class
Australians, Americans and Israelis Meet in the Negev "I'm from Rockingham, about an hour south of Perth in Western Australia," said the tall, smiling woman clutching her MSIH student handbook. "I was looking for an international school that would accept the Australian Medical and Health Sciences Test. I've done volunteering work in India and elsewhere and when I came across MSIH, I knew it was the place for me." Esther Levison is the youngest of a family of immigrants to Australia. Her Jewish father - who, as a child escaped wartime Europe - met her Malaysian/Indian mother "probably through a ...
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Eliane Rozanes - a non traditional medical school applicant
"MSIH is the only foreign medical school in Israel that accepts students of all nationalities, not just North American,” explains Eliane Rozanes, in her perfect, slightly-accented English. Now completing her third year, Eliane has a fascinating life history. “My mother, the daughter of Holocaust survivors, grew up in Frankfurt, Germany. My dad is Israeli and they met while my mum was visiting family in Israel. After getting married they moved to Switzerland for professional reasons." Eliane, the younger of two siblings, is fluent in five languages. She effortlessly slides between English, Hebrew, German, Italian and French. “I know that familiarity ...
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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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