Ashton Rosenbloom is a second-year medical student at Tel Aviv University’s Sackler School of Medicine, NY/American Program. Before moving to Israel to pursue his medical education, Ashton attended UC Berkeley, where he studied molecular and cell biology, conducted laboratory research in exercise physiology, and was heavily involved in his Hillel community. While applying to medical school, Ashton worked in clinical research at Saint John’s Cancer Institute in Santa Monica, where he continued to feed his interests in translational research and clinical practice.

As a second-year student at Sackler, Ashton is heavily involved in his local and larger communities, serving as the president of the surgery student interest group and volunteering at Physicians for Human Rights in Israel, a free medical clinic in Jaffa. In Ashton’s own words, “I’m grateful for the opportunities that Tel Aviv offers for both personal and professional development, as well as the ability to travel in Europe and the Middle East. While my current interests lie in the surgical specialties, I am open to where my education takes me, and am looking forward to putting my first two years of studies into practice during my third year rotations in Israel.”