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Life in the MSTP – July 2020

Jul. 29, 2020—Congratulations to our (old) M1s, now M2s, for finishing Foundations of Medical Knowledge this month and maneuvering the challenges of months of virtual medical school! Congratulations to our (old) M2s, now G1s, for finishing Foundations of Clinical Care! Good luck as you study for Step 1 and transition to graduate school in the coming months! Eileen Shiuan...

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MSTPets: Part 15

Jul. 29, 2020—Here’s an ode to our furry (and not-so-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. MSTPet: Copper (aka “Coppaccino”) Age: 6 weeks old ​MSTParent: Ansley Kunnath (M2) Research Interests: Copper is currently completing his...

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MSTPastimes: Xavier Bledsoe’s (G1) Ceramics

Jul. 29, 2020—by Emily Chu (G1) How long have you been doing ceramics and how did you get into it? I’ve been doing ceramics since 8th grade when I had to learn pottery for an art class. I was miserable at painting and drawing because nothing ever looked like I wanted it to. The same thing was...

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MSTPastries

Jun. 26, 2020—Some of our MSTP students have spent the pandemic improving their baking skills, perhaps to prepare for the next MSTP baking contest! Brad Reinfeld (G4) made this gorgeous loaf of bread! We see some ripe bananas in the background – will banana bread be next? Stephanie Cajigas (G1) made these scrumptious blueberry sweet rolls with lemon...

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Life in the MSTP – June 2020

Jun. 26, 2020—John Snow (M4) and Katie Doherty (VUSM alumnus and pediatric resident) recently wed!   Congratulations to Brynna (G4) and Scott Eisele on the birth of their daughter Sylvia who was born on May 25 weighing 7lb 1 oz!     Nick Petersen (G2) and his partner, Josh Carrelo-Méndez, have been steadily transforming their backyard into a plant-filled paradise/hang-out...

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MSTP Colleague of the Month Winners!

Jun. 26, 2020—Thank you to everyone who voted for our MSTP Colleague of the Month in last month’s newsletter! The winner was Chris Peek (G4) and Jenny Marvin-Peek’s (PGY1) dog Zeus! In second place we have Brooke and Jack Walker’s (G5) dogs. Taking third place is Michael Raddatz (M4) and Demetra Hufnagel’s (VMS IV) cat.

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VOTE for MSTP Colleague of the Month!

May. 21, 2020—We’ve all gotten used to working with some new furry, feathered, or scaly colleagues over the last few months! Some of our new colleagues are active participants in lab meeting while others sleep on the job. VOTE for your favorite new MSTP Colleague of the Month here.

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Life in the MSTP – May 2020

May. 20, 2020—Christiaan Wijers (G2) and Alissa Cutrone (G1) exchanged their vows on May 7th in an intimate ceremony with immediate family. Congratulations! Congratulations to Joe (G4) and Christelle Luchsinger on their beautiful baby boy, Axel Richard Luchsinger, born May 5th, 2020. Congratulations to Aaron (G4) and Yao Lim on the birth of their daughter Ariana! Ariana was...

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We’re all #MSTPstars!

Apr. 28, 2020—  The M1s survived EDR! One more block to go! Zachary Jones (M2) successfully traded turnips on Animal Crossing. Kelsey McNew (G3) brought Maggie Axelrod (G3) some sourdough starter. Submit your #MSTPstar here

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Life in the MSTP – April 2020

Apr. 28, 2020—Congratulations to Shan (M4) and Meghana Parikh on their new bundle of joy! Congratulations to Alex Silver (G1) and Katherine Byran on their engagement! Bryn Sierra (LT), Kevin Graepel (M4), Ayaka Sugiura (G4), Joshua Thompson (M4) and Shan Parikh (M4) had a very successful Zoom playdate!   Seven generations of one Sutherland family recently got together for a...

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