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The “Two-body Problem” in academic medicine: Match 2020 edition

Mar. 29, 2020—by Ayesha Muhammad (M2) Whether in the midst of a pandemic, or during a 7-8 year-long MSTP, life happens, which might involve finding a long-term partner. For some of our graduates this year, finding their partners did not happen in the most logistically convenient way. This leads to the “two-body problem,” i.e. when two partners...

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Congratulations to the graduating class of 2020 on their Match!

Mar. 28, 2020—Congratulations to the graduating class of 2020 on their Match! Watch the video of Jonathan Knowlton finding out his Residency Match!    

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Alumni Corner: Matt Stier, M.D., Ph.D. (’19) Intern Year Update

Jan. 31, 2020—by Matt Stier, MD, PhD, (’19) Something I’m learning from intern year People say this all the time, but I really agree with it – one thing you learn how to do during intern year is to identify patients who are really sick, meaning they need an extra level of critical insight and timeliness. You...

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Alumni Profile: Nicholas Markham, M.D., Ph.D. (’14)

Aug. 29, 2019—by Rachel Brown (G3) Dr. Markham is an alumnus of the Vanderbilt MSTP (’14) and currently in his fourth year of his Gastroenterology fellowship here at Vanderbilt. I sat down with Dr. Markham on a Friday morning to learn more about Dr. Markham’s career path and glean some advice from someone who’s made it to...

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Alumni Corner

Aug. 27, 2019—Congratulations to Britney Grayson (’12) on her marriage to Micah Wilfong in Indianapolis, Indiana this past May!

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Alumni Corner

Jul. 30, 2019—Leslie Meenderink, MD, PhD (’12) received a 5-year CDA-2 Career Development Award from the VA!   Philip Budge, MD, PhD (’07) received a Doris Duke Clinical Scientist Development Award!

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Reflections on MD/PhD Training from Vanderbilt University MSTP Graduates!

Jul. 30, 2019—Members of the recent Vanderbilt MSTP graduating class spoke with classmate Ben Fensterheim to offer their advice on MD/PhD training!

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Alumni Corner

Jun. 28, 2019—Since the beginning of the Vanderbilt MSTP program, we have graduated many exceptional trainees who have gone onto a variety of different careers. Here we summarize various characteristics of our alumni between 1965 to 2016. 

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Alumni Profile: Britney Grayson, M.D., Ph.D. (’12)

Apr. 29, 2019—by J-N Gallant (M4) Britney Grayson was born in Noble, a single stoplight town 15 minutes south of Norman, Oklahoma. She grew up on both sides of the Red River before enrolling at (The University of) Tulsa for her undergraduate studies. One of the driving factors behind her choice for college was a desire to...

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