Recent Sterling graduate Rachel Dunham has been accepted to study medicine at the Medical School for International Health. The MSIH is a collaborative medical program of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and Columbia University Medical Center. Dunham was also awarded the Tauber Family scholarship which covers half of her tuition costs based on her academic achievement, demonstrated commitment to international health and medicine and service to underserved communities.
Rachel Dunham’s commitment to global health began at an early age, while living in Nepal where her parents worked for a medical mission. Her passion to help others has earned her a scholarship to study international health and medicine in Israel.
“I want to go to medical school in order to best meet the needs of the community I’m in wherever that may be. There is nothing I would rather do than continue to serve people in a greater capacity as a physician.”
Thanks to a generous gift by the Tauber Family, MSIH has provided four-year scholarships to cover fifty percent of tuition costs for two first-year students each year since 2005. Students are selected based on their academic achievement, demonstrated commitment to international health and medicine, and service to underserved communities.
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