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Life in the MSTP Category

Op-Ed: I see you, like myself, fearing the stigma of mental illness…

Sep. 29, 2019—by Anonymous Vanderbilt MSTP Student I see you, sitting in that waiting chair, pretending to read that magazine or that email on your phone. Perfectly aware of my presence, and yet making all efforts not to acknowledge it. I mean why would you? We are both in the counseling center here, which means we are...

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We’re all #MSTPStars!

Sep. 28, 2019—Megan Tigue (M1) cooked dinner for herself 3 nights in a row. Krystian Kozek (M3) woke up to a fully charged phone for a whole week because he remembered to plug it in before bed. Submit your #MSTPstar here

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MSTParents

Sep. 27, 2019—Top photo is Graham with his two brothers and bottom are Graham’s three boys. MSTParents: Graham (G1) & Leah Johnson Actual Age: Gus 3 weeks, Moby 2yo, Ollie 3.5yo Perceived Age: baby, toddler, super toddler Favorite Food: Meats of all variety Favorite Hobby: playing outside, couch throwing Research Interest: brother patience threshold testing One piece of...

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Life in the MSTP – September 2019

Sep. 27, 2019—Congratulations to Chris Peek (G3) and Jenny Marvin (VMS4) on their wedding!   Seven generations of Sutherland students welcomed their newest additions: Clara Si (M1) and baby Christopher!    Happy hour sponsored by the MSTP Wellness Committee!

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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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