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.

 

Vein Locator
This is the third article in a series. The first article is here, and the second here. A week prior to the MSIH graduation in May 2019, students made their final presentations. Before the Directors of MSIH and the Biomedical Engineering Department, the teams explained their projects, thoughts, and ideas, then displayed iterative prototypes - demonstrating how they functioned. Finally, students talked about their experience working together as future physicians and engineers. Inexpensive yet effective vein locator First off was the team developing a vein-locating device for intravenous insertion in dehydrated patients. Insertion of lines is a fundamental part of ...
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Aaron checks a heart rate in the pediatrics department at Hospital General de Mexico
By: Aaron Hochman-Zimmerman Mexico City is huge. It is one of the largest cities in the world; but it is a city of cities. It is sectioned up so that each new neighborhood has a different character and different experiences to share. And the city, its people, do want to share. The people there were genuinely welcoming, possibly more so than any American deserves. So where to start? With the latest trend, the traditional food, the vast pre-colonial culture, stop by the mellow cafes or crowded bars? There is a large element of finding what you are looking for. The ...
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modern medicine
MSIH prides itself in the extent of its Global Health immersion. Wherever possible, students are exposed to issues, people, problems, and solutions that affect populations around the world. As part of this immersion, second year students meet with fourth years who have recently returned from clinical clerkships in MSIH partner institutions in resource-scare settings. They are encouraged to ask questions of their peers, to learn from them, and to prepare themselves for their own experience in later years. Questions are fascinating. More often than expected, answers are even more fascinating: "In what ways did alternative/traditional medicine interact with medical care ...
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For three consecutive years, as the climax to their Introduction to Global Health course, first year students enter “The Big Pitch.” Teams present Global Health proposals showing how they'd effectively utilize a $25 million donation. The idea is modeled on an Emory University School of Public Health concept; students study an assigned country, identify a problem, and make an intervention pitch to alleviate a serious health issue in that country.\ At the direction of the professors, Dr. Anat Rosenthal, Dr. Mark Katz, and Dan Weksler-Derri, students are split into random groups - to distance them from friends and comfort zones ...
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A highlight of the Global Health experience at MSIH is the fourth year clerkship, which takes students to one of the school's partner institutions in a low-income country. During the clerkship, students shadow physicians as they tend to their patients - often with very limited resources and in difficult circumstances. One such site - St Johns Medical College and Hospital in Bangalore - has received scores of MSIH students over the years. Here's an album of photos from this year's experience ...
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