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“All Different Forms of Diversity:” A conversation with Dr. Kim Vinson about diversity and inclusion at VUSM

Feb. 17, 2020—Today you can find Dr. Kim Vinson seeing patients at the Vanderbilt Voice Center or developing new diversity initiatives in her office in Light Hall. But Vinson’s path to becoming an otolaryngology specialist and assistant dean for diversity affairs began more than twenty years ago, when she first joined the Vanderbilt community as a medical...

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Pop-up teaching kitchen gives Vanderbilt medical and nursing students a new perspective on patient nutrition

Feb. 11, 2020—by Emma Mattson “When we come across cases of food insecurity, we want to help, but we just don’t know how.” That’s Sarah Rachal, a third-year medical student at Vanderbilt. Like many other Vanderbilt students, Rachal volunteers at Shade Tree Clinic, a primary care clinic run by Vanderbilt medical students that provides comprehensive health care...

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Inaugural Society for History of Medicine and Surgery

Apr. 17, 2019—  We recently sat down with third-year medical student Clark Stallings to talk about the Society for History of Medicine and Surgery here at VUSM. Here’s what we learned about this exciting new student organization.   What is the VUSM Society for History of Medicine and Surgery? We are a student organization whose goal is...

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Airway Management Workshop

Dec. 10, 2018—by Alice Liao The Anesthesia Interest Group (AIG) held an airway management workshop in CELA last Wednesday, introducing first-year medical students to  the first part of our ABCs — Airway! The workshop also gave upperclass medical students a chance to review. Anesthesia residents (Drs. Jared Cummings, Katherine Williams, and Simon Martin) taught the basics of...

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APAMSA Welcome Party

Dec. 3, 2018—by Rochelle Wong APAMSA (Asian-Pacific American Medical Student Association) hosts a variety of cultural and education events throughout the year to promote awareness about the diversity of our campus. All our events are open to students of all ethnicities. In August, we hosted our welcome party for the newest group of first year students. We...

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Fall Hike with Wilderness Med Society

Nov. 26, 2018—by Peety Karampreet Vandy med students enjoyed some fall foliage and wonderful company this November when the Wilderness Med Society hosted a day hike at South Cumberland State Park! They went on a moderate-difficulty 9.6-mile hike on the Fiery Gizzard Trail. The trail featured beautiful waterfalls and red and orange fall hues. Wilderness Med even provided...

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College Cup 2018 – Iron Chef Competition

Nov. 19, 2018—“Taking part in the iron chef competition was an amazing experience for me! Cooking as a group can be challenging since every cook has their own preferences and culinary backgrounds, but I loved how we were able to work with each other and create such beautiful dishes.” – Rut Thakkar “Food brings people together like...

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College Cup 2018

Nov. 12, 2018—by Alex Tinianow College Cup, the Wellness Committee‘s most famous event of the year, is an Olympics-style competition that pits the four School of Medicine advisory colleges against one another in tests of athleticism, intellect, and team spirit. The weekend opens with a 5k race, capture the flag, and several spirit challenges such as watermelon eating...

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Social Rounds

Oct. 29, 2018—by Henry Quach Social Rounds are monthly gatherings for the medical school community in the Medical Student Lounge. This school-wide function serves as a meeting point for students and faculty from across the institution to bond and catch up while enjoying light appetizers and beverages. While the intent for these events is primarily to provide...

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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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