By Drew Kittleson (M2)
Mini-MSTP made its triumphant return to wholly in-person programming for the first time since 2019! On May 6, the MSTP Outreach Committee invited middle school children from across Dickson County schools to participate in our annual event highlighting the experiences of physician-scientists. Over 60 children attended and participated in stations dedicated to engineering (thumb prosthetics), genetics (DNA extraction), anatomy (organ recital), physiology and medical imaging (physical exam and ultrasound), and scientific and medical knowledge (Jeopardy-style trivia). The kids loved the opportunities to learn about science and medicine—and made sure to tell us that! We had volunteers from almost all class years and we are so thankful to these volunteers, the Women in Training committee, our Outreach Committee leadership, and the Leadership Team (especially Megan!) for their instrumental help in making this event happen. We can’t wait for next year and hope you will join us!
Drew Kittleson (M2) & Simone Herzberg (G2)