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.

 

Smart Bedside Challenge Health Hackathon
Elasaf Gilbert (7th from left) and the team that won the "Smart Bedside Challenge" Health Hackathon Third-year MSIH student, Elasaf Gilbert, was part of the team that won Israel Innovation Institute's "Smart Bedside Challenge" Health Hackathon. Along with his team, Elasaf, who earned his undergraduate degree in engineering, placed 1st out of the 16 teams competing in the hackathon. Taking place at MSIH's teaching hospital, Soroka University Medical Center, Elasaf and his three teammates, interviewed medical staff on the wards to find which issues could be solved with the application of technical know-how. Very quickly they discovered that falling is ...
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Separation of Children at the US-Mexico Border
The unique medical school curriculum at MSIH includes a special focus on Global Health. Alumni of the school are trained to work in and research some of the most profound health crises across the globe. The article below is the second in a 3-part series on MSIH Alumni and their experiences with the migrant health crisis at the US-Mexico Border. Authors: MSIH Alum Ryan W. Carroll, MD, MPH, and Wallace B. Carroll, MD Zero Tolerance The ‘Zero Tolerance’ policy initiated by the US Government in the spring of 2018 resulted in nearly 3000 children being removed from their families as ...
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Migrant health crisis
Dr. Shaanan Meyerstein speaks to MSIH students on his experiences working with refugees in various environments, specifically in the migrant health crisis in the US. The MSIH curriculum includes a special focus on Global Health, which uniquely trains the school's alumni to work in and around some of the most profound health crises across the globe. The article below is the first in a 3-part series on our Alumni and their experiences with the migrant health crisis in the US. As Physician-in-Charge, how would you staff an immigrant clinic in an inner city in the United States? What screening processes ...
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Physicians' Oath
In late September, twenty-eight students of the Class of 2023 took their Physicians' Oath at MSIH's 21st Ceremony. Several family members came to Israel from the US and Canada to watch their relatives take the Oath, this year administered by Prof. Shimon Glick, a founding faculty member of MSIH. The guest speaker at the ceremony was Dr. Sha'anan Meyerstein, (MSIH Class of 2010) now a physician in the Office of Refugee Resettlement in the Department of Health and Human Services in Washington DC. There, Sha'anan is involved in the Unaccompanied Immigrant Minors Program. An Immigrant in Need Dr. Meyerstein recounted ...
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First year student, Bruce Larkin (2nd right) at WHO in Copenhagen with Alumnus, Dr. Patrick O'Connor (right) and Dr. Dorit Nitzan
MSIH encourages all of its students to pursue Global Health activities whenever they can. Last year, at the initiative of a student, Bruce Larkin, several first-year students paired off with MSIH alumni to work together during their summer break. Bruce himself went to work with Dr. Patrick O’Connor, (MSIH alumnus, 2003) in his post as Team Lead for Accelerated Disease Control (ADC) at the WHO Regional Office for Europe in Copenhagen. Together with other volunteers, Bruce sat in on a discussion about measles outbreaks in Europe which was co-chaired by Dorit Nitzan, acting-Director for Emergencies at WHO. Photo: First-year student, ...
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