My name is Liat Salzer. I am a 35-year-old physician working as a resident in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Rabin Medical Center, Beilinson campus in Petach-Tikva, Israel.
I have been a resident in the department for the last 4.5 years and am approaching the last year of my residency. I am the chief resident in my department. I will be getting married in the near summer.
I have had a special interest in the field of medical genetics since the beginning of my residency and I wish to be engaged in a fellowship program in this field upon completion of my residency.
Prior to my residency, I also earned a Master’s in Health Administration. Earlier, I served as a medical officer in the Israeli Defense Forces. During my service period I assumed multiple titles. I worked as a Psychotechnical Diagnostician, the head of Regional Psychotechnical Division, Project Manager for Teaching and Training Development and I also spent one year as an Emissary in the Jewish Communities in Germany.
I have been offered a fellowship in the clinical genetics service at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. The knowledge and the experience that I hope to acquire there will help me reach further specialization and make important decisions regarding the future of my career. There is no doubt that the world of genetics is a rapidly-evolving field and this scholarship will allow me to try and to experience the world of medical practice, research and knowledge.
The knowledge that I will gain could later be useful in improving the service and research in genetics within the field of obstetrics and gynecology at Rabin Medical Center, and hopefully allow for the introduction of new diagnostic strategies at Rabin Medical Center.
I appreciate the help AFRMC has been offering our hospital throughout the years.