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by Stephanie Hadley, MS4 At the beginning of my third year of med school, I began to seriously consider applying for a research year. Having gone straight from college to medical school, I thought that doing a year of research before starting residency would be a good opportunity to gain experience in a different field…... Read More
Hello! My name is Matt Lan and I’m currently a second-year at Vanderbilt. I’m originally from Hockessin, Delaware, and I graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2017. I chose to come to Vanderbilt because of the amazing culture that I experienced during my interview day as well as Second Look Weekend – the faculty genuinely cared about getting to know the students, and the students seemed to truly enjoy medical school, which is something I really cared about in my medical school experience. After coming here, I found that my initial impression was right. Everyone here is extremely supportive, and we are encouraged as students to take time for ourselves and not lose our other hobbies and passions outside of medicine. I feel like I’ve found a true family in my medical school class, and I wouldn’t want to experience this with anyone else. I decided to be an MD Admissions Ambassador to help show prospective students all the things I love about VUSM and find people who would be perfect fits for our community. I look forward to meeting all the future Vanderbilt medical students!