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.

 

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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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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