Member Highlights: Medical School for International Health

The Medical School for International Health (MSIH) is a four-year North American Style curriculum taught in English that begins at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, where the first three years of core coursework and clerkships take place. MSIH students then complete clinical electives in the US and Canada, and culminate the program with a two month global health clerkship in an under-resourced clinical setting. The goal of the clerkship is to allow MSIH students to experience the practice of medicine in an environment other than their own, while working in various conditions affected by the economics, traditions, religious beliefs, limited resources, and geography of the local area. 
 
The current fourth year medical students recently departed for their sites and have quickly acclimated to their new clinical environments. Six students are in Ethiopia where they are working with the Rural Community Health Training Program at Addis Ababa University - Faculty of Medicine. Four students are in the Philippines, 15 students are at three different sites in India, while four students are at MSIH's newest site, FEMAP (Federacion Mexicana de Asociaciones Privadas or Mexican Federation of Private Associations) in Juarez, Mexico. 
 
Read student blogs or watch last year's students' global health experience in Sri Lanka: https://youtu.be/wge4Maas7CU.
 
For further information, visit www.MSIH.net.

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