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College Cup 2017

November 6, 2017
Posted in Student Life

October 27th and 28th was Vanderbilt University School of Medicine’s College Cup! What’s College Cup? So glad you asked! College Cup is the best weekend of the year for Vandy Med students. All the students compete for their college to see which college reigns supreme. Read what our College Cup Event Captains had to say about this year's events!

It's College Cup 2017!

October 26, 2017
Posted in Student Life

College Cup 2017 is here! This Friday, students will officially kick-off this year's College Cup, an Olympic-style competition that pits the four School of Medicine advisory colleges against one another in tests of athleticism, intellect, and team spirit. The winning college takes home the Cup and bragging rights for the year.

Free Food at Vandy

Han Shi
March 6, 2017
Posted in Student Life

When you’re busy studying for exams or just feel too lazy to cook, there are many options for free food- even gourmet options around the medical center and the Vanderbilt undergraduate campus. In fact, there was a guy who once lived of free food on campus for a week (and didn’t die). I don’t think you all should stoop to those levels, but there is a ton of free eats here.

The Big / Little Program

Michelle Izmaylov
February 13, 2017
Posted in Student Life

There will be days when you feel like summer sunlight, and there will be days when you feel like your future is an empty room with only closed doors. At Vanderbilt, all first-year medical students are paired with a second-year student for that very reason - regardless of your circumstances, there will always be someone who will celebrate your good days and guide you through the ones that hurt. The Big/Little program is for far more than providing a valuable academic resource. Yes, your Big will offer resources such as textbooks and study techniques.

Navigating Med School with a Non-Science Major

Emily Chan
January 30, 2017
Posted in Student Life

Having completed my undergrad in psychology and then taking two gap years, by the time I entered med school it had been about six years since I had taken any basic science courses. I had also never taken a biochemistry course. So it was safe to say that I was pretty nervous about being able to keep up with my classmates.

Cookie Decorating Party

Eric Donahue
January 23, 2017
Posted in Student Life

Advent is one of my favorite times of the year, replete with warm memories from my childhood: feasts with relatives, sledding and snowball fighting with my brothers, religious celebrations with the whole family, and baking Christmas cookies with my mom. Although it’s a time for waiting, I always get impatient for Christmas to come…

Celebrating the Holidays with Batson College

Melissa Day
January 10, 2017
Posted in Student Life

While the month of December can be stressful with students finishing up their clerkships, studying for an upcoming Homeostasis exam, doing research, or interviewing for residencies, Batson college has the perfect tradition to bring everyone together and provide some holiday cheer: the Batson Holiday Party!


Kendrick Campbell
January 3, 2017
Posted in Student Life

I couldn’t be happier that my first friendsgiving was with the compassionate, funny and good people that make up VUSM 2020. Neither I nor my grandparents can wait to repeat the event next year. 

Staying Active in Med School

Al Valmadrid
December 5, 2016
Posted in Student Life

Staying active in med school can be challenging. However, as future physicians who will give our patients health, we must give ourselves health as well. We don't have to be look like models, but I believe we should model our bodies the same way we do our minds, and strive to be models of health our patients can emulate.