Laniado trains medical interns
From New York to Netanya, Laniado trains medical interns
Michael, Adam, Arthur and Rostic came to Israel from America and Canada to study medicine. They are performing their clinical rotations at Laniado where they are supervised by Dr. Mark Niven, Director of Laniado’s Diabetes Center who was the recent dinner speaker at the Laniado Gala dinner here in thye UK.
Earlier this year, Laniado Hospital began training medical interns studying at the Faculty of Medicine at the prestigious Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. Some of the students are participants in the Technion American Medical Students (TeAMS) programme for overseas students with bachelor’s degrees in various fields. The programme offers a shortened study track of only four years at the end of which graduates have the option of returning home for their residency or remaining in Israel and continuing their medical career there.
When Arthur Finkelstein, who holds a BA in Psychology and an MA in brain research learned about the chance to join the TeAMS programme, he decided to make a major career change and train as a cardiologist. " The significant advantage of studying in Israel is the opportunity to do meaningful clinical work during your studies. In the third and fourth years already, the doctors trust us with responsible work. This wouldn’t happen in the US or Canada.”
“Medical studies in Israel are different from in the US," said Rostic Gorbatov, a resident of Boston. "Here, doctors closely examine the patient and do not content themselves with merely looking at the results of imaging/ laboratory tests. I consider this a significant added value for me as a medical student.
The students at Laniado are supervised by Dr. Mark Niven, Director of the Diabetes Center and Senior Physician at the Department of Internal Medicine, who is also a lecturer in the Technion. "The students I meet are excellent students - curious, hardworking, and full of positive energy,” he says. “The program enables them to study at one of the world's leading medical institutions - the Technion - and to gain clinical experience at a relatively early stage of their studies. At Laniado we hired in a graduate of this program who is now a senior physician in the Neonatology Department. I personally enjoy supervising the young doctors and I think their decision to come to Israel to study is courageous.”