Exhibit Images Reflect Global Health Experiences
Elia Rackovsky displays the craftsmanship of mate gourds he saw for sale at a street market. To view the full slideshow from the event, please see the link below.
Walking along Einstein’s “Main Street” in the Forchheimer building, one can’t help but notice the colorful images on exhibit in “Global Vision: The Einstein Community Abroad.” The photographs lining the wall depict the travels of medical students during the past year.
In that time, more than 80 students went to destinations around the globe supported by the Global Health Fellowship Program, and participated in projects and programs designed to help them learn about health systems in other countries. In addition to gaining newfound knowledge and an appreciation for cultural diversity, the students returned with photographs illustrating their activities and adventures abroad. From portraits of locals to scenes of majestic beauty, the images offer the students’ perspectives of the sights and traditions they were witness to.
“It can be easy to get lost in our daily routine and forget to take in the richness of our world,” said Elia Rackovsky, whose fellowship allowed him to become more fluent in medical Spanish through an intensive program in Argentina and whose photos were among those exhibited. “I spent time with medical students, worked beside physicians and talked to patients, all eager to share their country, scenery and culture. I am grateful for my experiences in Argentina and for the opportunity to bring them back to the Einstein community.”
“While global health fellowships offer unique opportunities to explore healthcare in developing nations, time and again we find that the education students get goes well beyond clinical and scientific spheres,” said Jill Raufman, director of the Global Health Fellowship Program. “The photos in our exhibit demonstrate the fullness and richness of their overall experiences.”
Posted on: Friday, November 13, 2015