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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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MSTParents

Jun. 26, 2019—MSTParents: Paula Marincola Smith (G2), Peyton Smith (VU Law ’14) Name of Child: James Britt Smith Actual Age: 13 weeks Age your child acts: 14 weeks (he’s very advanced) Favorite Food: Milk! Favorite Hobby: Milk! Research Interest: Investigating the appearance, taste, and function of the human hand. One piece of advice for other MSTParents: First...

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We’re all #MSTPStars!

Jun. 26, 2019—Sam Beik (G1), in her own words, “actually took breaks from quals studying to pursue a hobby.” You can find her swing dancing. Donald Okoye (M1) finally took the plunge and signed up with Title Boxing. Nowrin Chowdhury (M2) single-handedly cooked a delicious meal for more than 15 people whilst in the bowels of her...

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We’re all #MSTPStars!

May. 31, 2019—Abin Abraham (G2) learned how an ultrasound worked with the help of Megan so he could explain it to middle schoolers who came for MiniMSTP! Danny Sack (G1) took his laundry out of the dryer the same day he put it in the dryer; it’s been a while… Submit your #MSTPstar here

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Life in the MSTP – May 2019

May. 30, 2019—Congratulations to Michael Raddatz (G2) and Demetra Hufnagel on their engagement! Five generations of an MSTP “family” in Sutherland College gathered for a family dinner! The graduating M4 class hosted a Wine and Whine party for the M3s and G4s…some wisdom was passed along as well! The MSTP gathered to build community at a happy hour sponsored...

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Four Years Later and Still Friends: Reflections on Halfway to MD/PhD

May. 30, 2019—The rising G3 class just celebrated our halfway party with a wonderful evening at Fifth and Taylor. During our time in the MSTP, we’ve had two engagements and five weddings, won one Dean’s Award (given to Brad Reinfeld for an unfortunate wardrobe malfunction while scrubbed in), adopted five dogs, four cats, and two guinea pigs,...

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