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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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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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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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Society of Saints Cosmas & Damian

Oct. 15, 2018—by Katy Anthony Vanderbilt’s Society of Saints Cosmas and Damian was joined by Sister Mary Diana Dreger, MD, OP, to discuss Catholic Social Doctrine and how it relates to our work as physicians. We explored the four fundamental tenants of Catholic Social Doctrine – dignity of the human person, the common good, subsidiarity, and solidarity...

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Bioinformatics Interest Group Mixer

Oct. 8, 2018—by Chi Li, Evonne McArthur, and Henry Quach The Bioinformatics Interest Group Mixer is an event hosted by the Student Technology Committee (VSTC) and the Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI) connecting medical students with Biomedical Informatics faculty. Over an informal dinner, faculty offer their personal journey in discovering informatics as well as explore what the future...

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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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Vanderbilt Educational Garden Initiative (VEGI)

Sep. 24, 2018—VEGI aims to promote healthy eating and to encourage ownership over food choices. We build community gardens to provide fresh produce for patients at Vanderbilt’s student-run free clinic, Shade Tree, and for the greater Nashville community. We also host educational sessions and cooking demonstrations for kids, volunteer with Ronald McDonald House and the Nashville Food Project,...

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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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