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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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My Research Year Out in the Medical Scholars Program

Oct. 7, 2019—by Stephanie Hadley, MS4 At the beginning of my third year of med school, I began to seriously consider applying for a research year. Having gone straight from college to medical school, I thought that doing a year of research before starting residency would be a good opportunity to gain experience in a different field...

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Third-Year Reflections on Clerkship: A Letter to Second-Years

Sep. 11, 2019—by Peety Kaur, MS3 Peety Kaur, current third-year medical student, wrote the following letter to our second-year medical students as they begin their clerkship year. Reflecting on her clerkship year, Peety shares advice, encouragement, and the reminder that “time spent with patients is never time wasted. This year is a trial run at being a...

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5 Tips to Make the Most Out of First Year

May. 24, 2019—Get Involved! With many groups on campus, it’s easy to find one that caters to the things you’re passionate about. It’s a great way to make friends, too! Make Time to Be Well VUSM emphasizes wellness. Remember to make time for activities you enjoy outside of the classroom and clinic. Remain Present Our early clinic...

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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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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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An Egg Drill and its Connection with Medical Discovery and Advancement

Apr. 4, 2019—  This simple rotary tool – an egg drill – had a role in saving countless lives. While the understanding that vaccination could protect against lethal diseases dates back to 1796 and pioneering work of English physician Edward Jenner, it was here at Vanderbilt that Dr. Ernest Goodpasture and colleagues Eugene and Alice Woodruff developed...

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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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