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Roses, Thorns, and Pearls: A Reflection and Advice on M1 year

Aug. 29, 2019—by Riley Bergman (M2) A lot can change in 13 months, especially with a transition as big as starting medical school. Regardless of what you were doing before coming to med school, transitioning to a new environment, a new routine, and a rigorous first-year curriculum can be daunting. This year brought some of the best...

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We’re all #MSTPStars!

Aug. 28, 2019—Caleb Ford (G4) jumped into Crater Lake! Duncan Smart (G2) got a dot plot to stack dots in R three days after surviving his quals with fewer than five stress dreams! Submit your #MSTPstar here

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Life in the MSTP – August 2019

Aug. 27, 2019—The new M1 class was officially welcomed to Vanderbilt University School of Medicine at the White Coat Ceremony! A Sutherland family had dinner at Taco Mamacita to welcome M1s Aaron Gochman and Thomas Li to the family and congratulate Maggie McBride (G1) on completing Step 1!

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Life in the MSTP – July 2019

Jul. 30, 2019—The MSTP staffed Shade Tree Clinic on Saturday, July 13. Thank you Eileen Shiuan (G5) for organizing this MSTP Shade Tree day! The MSTP Summer Scholars attended the Leadership Alliance National Symposium in Hartford, CT July 26-28 and presented the research they conducted at Vanderbilt this summer!  

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We’re all #MSTPStars!

Jul. 30, 2019—Shoutout to Michael Raddatz (G3) for organizing a Financial Wellness Workshop for the MSTP back in 2017. Because of this, Matt Stier (PGY1) and Rachel Brown (G3) met with the financial advisor on their own and came up with an awesome financial plan. Lindsay Kozek (G4) deleted Harry Potter Wizards Unite from her phone (but...

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2019 Vanderbilt MSTP Retreat Recap

Jul. 30, 2019—The rising G3 class was pleased to host the 2019 Vanderbilt MSTP retreat at Lake Barkley, KY. The weekend was filled with the customary community-building and science-sharing, but with a distinctive “G3 class flair.” Some highlights: Senior graduate students presented their thesis work in 3 minutes or less, followed by a poster session to allow...

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MSTPets: Part 11

Jul. 30, 2019—by Rachel Brown (G3) An ode to our furry friends who help us study for anatomy practicals, keep us company while we write our papers and thesis dissertations, and welcome us home after a long shift on surgery.      MSTPets: Tabbytha (momma cat), Yukon (light gray), Russet (medium gray), and Bruja (black/brown) Age: ~1.5...

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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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MSTParents

Jul. 30, 2019—Penelope Tresna Bloodworth MSTParents: Melissa (19′) and Nathan Bloodworth (’19) Actual Age: 3 Age your child acts: 10 Favorite Food: rainbow cake Favorite Hobby: birthday parties Research Interest: the arts of big sisterhood and persuasion One piece of advice for other MSTParents: keep your end goal in mind Josephine Sasmaya Bloodworth MSTParents: Melissa (19′) and...

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Life in the MSTP – June 2019

Jun. 27, 2019—Congratulations to Rachana Haliyur (M3) and Vandan Patel on their engagement! Congratulations to Rachel Brown (G2) and Matthew Stier (’19) on their engagement! The rising M2 class had a murder mystery dinner party! The rising M2s welcomed the new M1s with trivia at the Flying Saucer! MSTP and MD students attend Nashville Pride Festival!

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