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 clinical rotations
For 17 years of the 21 years of MSIH's existence, as part of the Global Health curriculum, the school has been sending 4th years students to partner institutions in resource-scarce medical settings. Eight-week clinical rotations range from rural African villages to South-East Asian clinics. These clinical rotations give students a first-hand experience of life as a physician in very challenging circumstances. Anyone wishing for more information about the clerkships and their effectiveness can see this article. Six Hundred Graduates As these words are being written, students are doing clinical rotations in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Peru, Ghana, and a remote ...
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Global Health MD Program
Studying medicine with an emphasis in global health can help you make a major contribution to health care across the world. The goal of a global health MD program is to work towards better health for each individual patient, no matter what country they are from, and to make an effort to achieve equality of healthcare access globally. Studying through the lens of global health prepares you to take yourself out of your comfort zone and trains you to think outside the box. It’s about understanding global communities, but being able to think and act in the best way given ...
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Biomedical Engineering Project
Some of the audience (including engineering students from across several industries) attending the MSIH Biomedical Engineering Program 2020 At the kick-off of the MSIH-Biomedical Engineering project in 2019, about 20 students turned out. Five of them were from MSIH, and the remaining 15 were from the Biomedical Engineering department. Despite the relatively low numbers at the kick-off, the program gained momentum and interest from every corner of the campus over the past year. Students presented amazing ideas and worked tirelessly to develop them. Some continue to this day. MSIH is keeping an eye on their progress. At the introductory meeting ...
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Flu Shots for MSIH students
Third-year MSIH students administered flu shots to fellow students. As each winter approaches, everyone needs flu shots. This is especially true for health workers - particularly those working in a hospital environment. Although the vaccines were late in arriving in Israel this year, as soon as they did, MSIH alumni Drs. Elissa Freedman and Eric Haas, swung into action to make sure all students were properly protected. After negotiating with Israel's Clalit Health Fund, Elissa organized for all MSIH students to have the vaccine administered on the school campus. Taking the opportunity to add education to the event, alumnus Dr ...
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Medical school student profile - Dana
MSIH offers a unique MD program that tends to attract non-traditional medical students, some of whom come with fascinating prior experiences in global health. For this medical student profile, we spoke with first-year student Dana Potashner to learn more about what led her to MSIH. First-year student, Dana Potashner, first became interested in Global Health after a trip to Tanzania where she shadowed a local doctor. (Pictured above with a newborn at Iringa Regional Hospital, Tanzania.) "I was looking for a career direction and this was a great opportunity offered by my school," she explained. Dana - who has an ...
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