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Sunday Coffee Cup and Kudos with First-Year Mason Alford

Nov. 11, 2019—We spoke with first-year medical student Mason Alford on creating his Sunday Coffee Cup newsletter. Here’s what he shared about its creation and reception by fellow classmates. Tell us a little about yourself. My name is Mason Alford, and I am the President for the Class of 2023 here at VUSM. I grew up on...

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Vanderbilt Well Represented at First National Conference on Medical Student Mental Health and Well-Being

Oct. 10, 2019—by Maxwell Roeske (MSTP G2) (left to right: Dean Amy Fleming, Maxwell Roeske (G2), Jackie Lee (M3), Stephanie Hadley (M4), Lizzie Flook (G3), Thao Le (G2), Dr. Michael Pilla) MSTP student Maxwell Roeske recaps the inaugural National Conference for Medical Student Mental Health and Well-Being, an event hosted by Weill Cornell Medicine in mid-September. This event...

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Top 5 Places to Run Near Vanderbilt

Apr. 19, 2019—  1. Belmont + 12 South loop -probably our most popular run 2. Capitol Hill and Downtown Bridges -the capital mall is beautiful this time of year and there are 3 bridges spanning the Cumberland with great views 3. McCabe Park -easy 2.8-mile loop with a nice golf course in the middle 4. Shelby Bottoms/East...

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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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Big/Little – College Family

Nov. 5, 2018—by Leland Dunwoodie I have a great relationship with my college family. Without the other person knowing, my big and I were both hoping we would be matched as a big/little pair since Second Look Weekend last spring. My big, Kyle, and I are both very passionate about our undergrads, sports, and using our weirdness...

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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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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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