Secret genius in the desert

BGU’s Medical School for International Health seeks to make an impact on global medicine.

By PATRICIA GOLAN
December 6, 2018 18:44
Secret genius in the desert

Class 2019’s fourth year MSIH student Jonah Cohen (his back to the camera) together with fellow classmates (right to left) Jixi He, Steven Zilberman and Elena Soukhov doing the rounds with Soroka neonatologist Dr. Justin Richardson (looking at monitor). (photo credit: DAN MACHLIS)

 
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This year marks the 20th anniversary of the founding of a unique English-language medical school, the Medical School for International Health (MSIH) of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Though it is the only medical school of its kind in the world, with a four-year global health curriculum for all students, its existence seems strangely unknown in its home country.

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