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VOISCE

Oct. 22, 2018—by Jaims Lim VOISCE (Vanderbilt Organization for Interprofessional Student Community Engagement) provides Vanderbilt professional students a multidisciplinary platform from which innovative healthcare solutions can be launched that focus on community healthcare and outreach. This organization is comprised of the medical, nursing, law, and business schools. Each semester, we aim to come up with a multi-disciplinary community...

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Hiking through Medical School

Oct. 1, 2018—by Sydney Rooney As a medical student, it’s easy to get bogged down in work. That being said, Vanderbilt does a good job encouraging our wellness and letting us know it is important to exercise both our body and our mind. The weather in Nashville in the summer is so sunny that it’s great to...

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My First Year of Med School: Expectations vs Reality

Sep. 17, 2018—by Karampreet (Peety) Kaur No matter where you go to school, try to imagine yourself being there for 13 months straight. If you are still loving life (despite mild sleep deprivation), you’re in the right place. Here’s a glimpse at my amazing first year at VUSM! (View image as a PDF)

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First Years Share What It Means to Receive the White Coat

Aug. 27, 2018—Receiving my white coat was incredibly humbling. Donning the white coat was not just the act of putting a coat on our backs, but also was symbolic for my classmates and I relieving our future patients of the burdens they carry when they come to our care. Carsen Cash It means the world to receive...

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Students React to Opening of Renovated Eskind Library

Aug. 20, 2018—The Annette and Irwin Eskind Family Biomedical Library and Learning Center opened July 18 after a yearlong, $12.9 million renovation with infrastructure improvements and updates to support the continuing evolution of medical education. Read more about the renovation in this MyVU article, Renovated Eskind Library opens, prepared to support training of future generations of physicians. We...

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Easy Recipes for the Busy Med Student

Aug. 13, 2018—MSTP student Rachel Brown shares six easy recipes for the busy med student. From breakfast omelet muffins, to tacos, to salmon and lamb, these meals are quick and healthy. Read her MSTP Foodies: Easy Recipes post on the MSTP blog and visit medschool.vanderbilt.edu/mstp to learn more about the Medical Scientist Training Program. Smoked Paprika Salmon with Edamame

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Getting Involved with the Orientation Committee

Jul. 30, 2018—My name’s Cooper March, and I am a rising second year from Springboro, Ohio. I’ve enjoyed sharing the culture of VUSM with the new class through my contributions to Meet and Greet, an activity occupying Wednesday afternoon where students get to know each other with icebreaker activities and find out what college they’ll be in...

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The Year-Out Experience: A Year of Research through the Doris Duke Clinical Research Mentorship

Jul. 16, 2018—Due to my interest in research as a career, I decided to pursue a year-out from medical school to gain necessary research skills to be successful as a clinical researcher. I was fortunate enough to have found a mentor in Dr. DeBaun, who has extensive research and mentorship experience in sickle cell disease. By doing...

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Transitioning to Medical School: Advice from the M2 Class

Jul. 9, 2018—MSTP student Danny Sack shares advice from the M2 class on transitioning to med school: "The dizzying pace that accompanies your next ten months will be frustrating, infuriating, and, at times, draining. It will simultaneously, however, fuel your curiosity, provide opportunities for discovery, and offer moments of inspiration. Instead of telling you what to do...

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VMS Yoga

Jul. 2, 2018—VMS Yoga was started to help build a community of mindfulness and wellness at VUSM. We provide free yoga classes at the Vanderbilt Recreational Center for medical students and offer yoga workshops in conjunction with larger events and other organizations. If you are interested in getting some exercise, doing some meditation, or just taking a...

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