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M4 Students Nina Curkovic and Sachin Aggarwal are a Match Made in Med School Heaven

Feb. 12, 2024—Fourth-year couple Nina Curkovic and Sachin Aggarwal look to tackle residency together after spending their VUSM journeys side by side. By: Kyra Letsinger When Nina Curkovic and Sachin Aggarwal entered their first day of M1 Orientation in July of 2020, they were naturally nervous. A perfect storm of a new place, new people, and both...

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The Next Chapter of Curriculum 2.0

Jan. 9, 2024—In its 10th year, Curriculum 2.0 continues to innovate, this time through the creation of FCC Launch Week. By: Kyra Letsinger The vision of Vanderbilt University’s School of Medicine is simple: to shape a future in which all persons reach their full health potential. Despite its simplicity, this vision has acted as a catalyst for...

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Meet a Medical Scholar: Alison Swartz

Nov. 28, 2023—M4 Medical Scholar Alison Swartz reflects on the unique opportunity to conduct her own year-long research project. By: Kyra Letsinger At Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, student research is woven into all four years of the MD curriculum, but often that research must fall within the confines of specific criteria, limited by funding and time....

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VUSM faculty share inspirational stories for Women in Medicine Month

Sep. 21, 2023—September is AMA’s Women in Medicine Month, an opportunity to celebrate the barrier-breaking women who have made a difference in the lives they work with and serve. In honor of this month, we’ve asked female leaders throughout Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM) to talk about a woman in the medical field who has made...

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Finding Purpose in a Passion for People: Meet M1 Abhi Manda

Sep. 5, 2023—By: Kyra Letsinger As a high schooler, Abhi Manda had no plans of becoming a doctor. That is not to say he knew exactly what he wanted to do – in fact, the opposite seemed to be true. There was so much he wanted to do that by the time he completed his first year...

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M3 medical students take on art initiative, call for artists to submit

Jul. 26, 2023—Medical students seek donated art from fellow students and artists to support patient care in Vanderbilt University Medical Center clinical spaces By: Lexie Little When rising M3 students Wyatt Cole and Mike Libre chatted about the Nashville Metro Arts Lending Library during a flight, an idea sparked. They could bring vibrance to their patients’ hospital...

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VUSM Social Mission Committee encourages future physicians

May. 22, 2023—Vanderbilt and Meharry medical students teamed with Vanderbilt University Medical Center residents and fellows to visit eight local public schools By: Lexie Little Vanderbilt University School of Medicine’s Social Mission Committee (SMC) operates with a mission to educate diverse, socially and culturally accountable future physician leaders. MD student members promote understanding of care systems and...

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VUSM recognizes 2023 award winners

May. 11, 2023—Each spring, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine recognizes members of the graduating MD class for outstanding academic achievement, service, research, and leadership. VUSM faculty and fellow students celebrated the following recipients of school and departmental awards at the MD Class Day ceremony on Thursday, May 11, 2023:   The Albert Weinstein Prize in Medicine This...

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Q&A with M3 Georgina Sellyn

Apr. 30, 2023—M3 Georgina Sellyn advocates for skin protection in athletics, planning community tennis tournaments at various medical schools across the country By: Lexie Little May is National Tennis Month and Melanoma and Skin Cancer Awareness Month. Third-year medical student Georgina Sellyn intends to honor both with determination. A former Vanderbilt University tennis player, Sellyn plans to...

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MIDP students develop patient care app prototype

Apr. 20, 2023—Third-year Medical Innovators Development Program (MIDP) students Emma Neal, PhD, Sarah Ouadah, PhD, and Noah Thompson Orfield, PhD, used patient-centered insights to develop a new health care app for improving team care and communication By: Lexie Little In a hospital setting, patients encounter many faces and care teams: from physicians, residents, and medical students to...

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Q&A: Medical students present initiatives at CGI U

Mar. 20, 2023—MD students Lena Khanolkar, Sunaya Krishnapura, and Chirag Ram push for sustainability in health care and organ donation education By: Lexie Little Vanderbilt University hosted the 2023 Clinton Global Initiative University from March 3 to March 5, bringing together students from across the globe to discuss and address some of the world’s most pressing issues....

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MIDP students drive empathetic medical innovation

Feb. 27, 2023—A clinical patient encounter led two Medical Innovators Development Program students to develop a potentially life-saving technology through an industry immersion experience with GE HealthCare By: Lexie Little The heart monitor beep kept time with an IV pump like the ticking of a clock. More beeps sounded, and still more. Medical Innovators Development Program (MIDP)...

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A tale of two specialties: George and Sara Lin (MD Class of 2023) prepare for their future

Feb. 8, 2023—Fourth-year couple George and Sara Lin reflect on their time at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine as they look forward to residency and their life ahead By: Lexie Little In January 2016, George Lin sat at a table near the entrance of an academic building. He checked the time, which seemed to move slowly. Students...

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Shade Tree Clinic launches new Diagnostic Ultrasound Clinic

Jan. 10, 2023—Vanderbilt’s student-run free clinic for underserved and uninsured patients in Nashville extends opportunities for patient care and medical education through a new imaging program, which launched on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023. By: Lexie Little To start the new year, students working at Shade Tree Clinic, Vanderbilt’s student-run free clinic, initiated a new program to further...

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From a grain of passion: M3 Andrea Lopez builds initiative with family, student peers

Nov. 3, 2022—M3 Andrea Lopez and her family founded Grains of Love, a mission organization committed to providing basic care supplies to communities in and around Honduras By: Lexie Little When M3 Andrea Lopez went home for the holidays in 2021, she truly went home. Boarding the plane at Nashville International Airport for her birthplace of Tegucigalpa,...

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