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.

 

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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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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