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Students for Integrative Medicine (SIM)

Upcoming SIM events:

Meditation Mondays are held every Monday at noon in the dog park.  Everyone is welcome to come and meditate, to sit quietly or to do whatever she/he would like.

This week: 
  • Tuesday evening is the first integrative medicine curriculum meeting, 6pm.  All are welcome, let me know if you are interested.
Soon:
  • Public health tour with Bustan to local Bedouin communities to learn about environmental affects on health, traditional medicine, and the current healthcare system in Negev communities.  This will be an all day trip and cost a little money.  More information to follow.
  • Herbal workshop - in November we'll be doing another field trip to go to a facility and learn to prepare various herbal remedies!

SIM is looking forward to an exciting year of events, activities, and curriculum development.  Please take a minute and fill out this very short survey - I can promise that it is fairly painless.  Even if you are not planning on being involved in SIM it would still be very helpful if you filled it out.

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Recent SIM events:




On Tuesday, May 19th, Students for Integrative Medicine (SIM) and Women's Health Interest Group (WHIG) co-sponsored the viewing of the documentary, "The Business of Being Born."   The event was kicked off by Rochel Englender, an American social worker and doula who is currently working with Sudanese refugee community in Arad.  She spoke about birth practices and the role of midwives during home and hospital births.  After the movie, there was a discussion of home births and how to make hospital births more women-centered and women-friendly.  












Robbyn Upham '09, who is going into a OB/GYN residency at Stamford next year and who has had a home birth herself, fielded many questions from other students.  The event ended with advice to all of us from a non-medical school student who is pregnant with her first child.  "At the end of the day, it is about the mother, and what she wants.  She is the one having the baby, and no one can do it for her," she said, driving home the point that as future doctors we need to be sensitive to the needs and the wants of the woman.







Who is in charge of SIM for 2009-2010?
Kate Stuenkel
stuenkel@bgu.ac.il

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