Following the completion of fourth-year electives at prestigious institutions in the United States and Canada, Medical School for International Health (MSIH) students embarked on their cap
stone Global Health clerkships
. These eight-week clinical rotations took place in countries such as India, Mexico, Sri Lanka and Nepal.
All of the rotations were in under-resourced clinical settings, allowing the students to experience the practice of medicine in a resource-poor environment. This exposure allowed MSIH students to apply the theories studied in the previous three and a half years about different cultural and ethnic groups, while working under varied conditions affected by the economics, traditions, religious beliefs, limited resources and geography of the sites.
The MSIH is the only four-year North American-style medical school that incorporates global health coursework into all years of the medical school curriculum
The MSIH is an English-language track at Ben-Gurion University and has been affiliated with Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons since inception. In the first two years of study at the MSIH, students complete a year long course on Clinical and Global Medicine
, take global health modules and participate in weekly global health and medicine clinic days. In year III, students complete clinical clerkships at Soroka Medical Center, as well as participate in interactive Cross Cultural Communication
Fourth-year clinical electives take place at Columbia University Medical Center, as well as other hospital locations in North America including Mt. Sinai. There is a New York based electives coordinator who supports students who seek electives at other institutions as well. Highlights of the 2017 U.S. residency match
include placements at Emory University School of Medicine, Georgetown University Hospital, Case Western/Metro Health Medical Center, University of North Carolina Hospital, Tulane University School of Medicine, UC Irvine Medical Center, University of Virginia Medical Center and other leading medical centers.
As the spring semester is well underway, some students may still be undecided about applying to medical school or may potentially be considering a gap year. At the Medical School for International Health we do accept students through May, so even if students are taking the MCAT in April, they can still apply.
The application is available on our website at msih.net
We will be hosting an upcoming informational webinar for any students interested in learning more about the MSIH. I have included the link below to register.
Join us for a webinar on April 6th, at 12:00 pm EST
If you would like more information about the Medical School for International Health, please contact the MSIH Admissions Office at 844-422-MSIH, visit our website at msih.net
, or view the first-year medical student blog http://firstyearmsih.blogspot.com
Kelly A. Coleman, MBA
Assistant Director of Recruitment and Public Relations
Medical School for International Health