Testimonials from Summer Institute Participants
Here's what some participants have to say about the value of the Summer Institute of Advanced Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine at Tel Aviv University School of Public Health:
"Great University, Great Course, Great People. Being part of this summer course at the University of Tel Aviv was such an amazing experience. Not only did this Healthcare quality course teach me the importance of patient-centered care and the process as expected, but it also taught me how to learn in multi-culture and multi-profession environment.
The course was very inspiring, and bringing me lots of thoughts on patients’ point of view, technicians’ point of view and care providers’ point of view. The classmates were highly participatory and I learned a lot from their experience as well. This experience taught me the skill that will enhance my professionalism as well.
The program, in general, is great in content, and having met all the people from different continents/networks/professional background was such a blessing.
I really appreciate all the hard work by University Staff for helping me with visa application, course information, housing information, etc. I thank them for the hard work that they have put in for me.
The professors were very insightful and excellent in demonstrating in both theory and examples from the field. All in all, I would recommend this course to anyone working in healthcare and would love to go back there for another course in future."
Win M., CORDS, Myanmar
"Attending the Summer Institute in Epidemiology at Tel Aviv University for the second time was an amazing experience for me. The program was very beneficial to my future career and has enriched my knowledge in the medical field. The most positive aspect of the program for me was the various lectures in the field of infectious disease and vaccines presented by experts on this field. The course was so much more than I expected as it introduced me to new research, treatments and clinical trials. During this course I have gained an immeasurable amount of knowledge on some of the most threaten infectious diseases in the world nowadays.
Living and taking classes in Tel Aviv was extremely inspiring. The bonds of friendship that were formed with students, the administrative staff and faculty were amazing. The staff was always there to help us and all the people were so warm, friendly and accommodating.
On the other hand visiting the Holy Country was an interesting experience. I was nearly overwhelmed by the cultural, historical, and religious wonders I encountered.
At the end I would like to give very special thanks to Southeast European Center for Surveillance and Control of Infectious Diseases (SECID) and Connecting Organizations for Regional Disease Surveillance (CORDS) and that gave me the chance to be part if this wonderful experience.
I'm very grateful to have been part of this program and I'd come back in a heartbeat."
Jonilda S., SECID/CORDS, Albania
"My experience in Tel aviv was amazing! The summer school was a great experience, I was privileged to be taught by a renowned Professor of Biostatistics and Epidemiology at Johns Hopkins, Professor Szklo. The course was intense but very educative. I met interesting people from different countries. I would encourage other students to attend the Summer School."
Charity M., Final Year Dental Student, Copperbelt University, Zambia
"Participating in the Summer Institute in Epidemiology at Tel Aviv University was one of the professional and personal highlights of my life. The course was interesting, engaging, well-organized, extremely helpful, and allowed for an incredible educational experience. I loved the professors and it was wonderful to meet students from across disciplines and from around the world. I will use the concepts I learned in my courses frequently as a physician and I plan to stay in touch with several of my colleagues in related fields. As for the chance to be in Israel--my first time in this incredibly amazing and holy country--I must say this was one of my lifelong dreams. I will never forget the incredible memories I have made: Shabbat at the Kotel, hiking in the Golan, Yad Vashem, the Israel Museum, exploring Tel Aviv, traveling up and down the west coast of Israel, and many more."
Jason L., 3rd Year Resident, Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
"The course was a wonderful jolt of energy after intern year that's gotten me thinking about focusing on population health again…The faculty at the host institution were welcoming, and it was wonderful to network with an international cohort of researchers, learning about nutrition/food security from first-hand accounts. I'll be encouraging residents next year to attend this course- it's a needed component of our medical education that allows exploration of health issues outside the clinic, and having the course taught in Israel served as a reminder of the global focus of our morning lectures…..it opened my eyes to opportunities that would be available for physicians at WHO."
Keshav K., 2nd Year Resident, Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
"The knowledge I gained in the classroom intrigued me past the beginner level courses I have taken at Johns Hopkins. Because of the grant, I had the opportunity to extend my stay in Israel for a longer period of time, in which I explored my love for the country as much as possible. I will strongly recommend this program to any public health studies students that may have an interest in participating."
Adam M., Public Health Major, Johns Hopkins University
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