What Happened With Magen David Adom?

Another bureaucratic saga. (consider each bolded phrase a new bureaucratic obstacle) Some of you will remember that I was certified as a medic with Magen David Adom (MDA) back in November. I persisted for months against dead-end email addresses, voice mail messages, wrong numbers, and disconnected phones, to register for the month-long intensive course. It … Continue reading What Happened With Magen David Adom?

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Becoming a(n Israeli) Medic

For the past 2 weeks, I've been enrolled in a medics' course in Tel Aviv. It took me ages to get here due to bureaucracy in the registration process, but I made it. Volunteering for the Magen David Adom (MDA, like Israel's Red Cross) is popular among both Israelis and tourists. If you want to … Continue reading Becoming a(n Israeli) Medic