Skip to main content

MSTP Workshop News Category

Unconscious Bias Training for MSTP Seminar

Jan. 30, 2020—by Matt Wleklinski (G3) Recently, during our weekly MSTP seminar, we had the honor of having Dr. Arie L. Nettles host a special training session on unconscious bias. Dr. Nettles is an associate professor of Clinical Pediatrics and psychologist for school-age children to young adults with developmental disabilities, autism, and clef- craniofacial in the Vanderbilt...

Read more


Physician Scientist Speaker Series, Fall 2019: Meena Madhur, MD, PhD

Nov. 25, 2019—by Duncan Smart (G2) Meena Madhur MD, PhD spoke about her career path during the Fall installment of the Physician Scientist Speaker Series and shared some practical advice. Dr. Madhur is a practicing cardiologist whose research focuses on immune mechanisms of hypertension. She stressed the importance of identifying institutional resources to ease transitions, making your...

Read more


Inaugural MSTP Student Committee Leadership Summit

Oct. 31, 2019—by Kelsey McNew (G3)   The MSTP Leadership Team, along with SAC Chair Kelsey McNew (G3) and Chair-Elect Maxwell Roeske (G2), held the inaugural Student Leadership Summit on September 27th, 2019. The chairs of all 15 MSTP committees got together to discuss how to better integrate the work done by their committees with the mission...

Read more


The Vanderbilt MSTP is on Slack!

Oct. 30, 2019—The Vanderbilt MSTP has created a Slack account (thanks to Kelsey McNew, G3) to serve as a platform for inter-class conversations organized by various interest groups.  Slack consists of many “channels” that students can join. Each channel represents a particular interest group. After joining the channel, the conversations in that channel are visible to its members....

Read more


Southeastern Medical Scientist Symposium (SEMSS) 2019 Recap

Oct. 29, 2019—by Natalie Bennett (G1) and Camille Wang (G1) The Southeastern Medical Scientist Symposium (SEMSS) is a gathering of current and aspiring physician-scientists from schools in the southeastern U.S. Hosted by the University of Alabama at Birmingham on October 12-13, attendees enjoyed keynote speakers, poster sessions, and breakout sessions. Perhaps most importantly, students and professionals across...

Read more


Recap: MSTP Leadership Workshop II

Sep. 29, 2019—by Aaron Lim (G4) The biennial MSTP Leadership Workshop II was held on September 21, 2019 at the John Seigenthaler Center. The purpose of this half-day workshop is to provide continued leadership training to MSTP students in their final clinical years of medical school. William Cooper, MD, MPH, a Professor of Pediatrics and Vice Chair...

Read more


Kickoff to Lunches with Leaders!

Aug. 29, 2019—by Ayesha Muhammad (G2)   On Monday, August 19th, the MSTP kicked off its Lunches with Leaders Series (LWL) for the academic year 2019-2020 with Dr. John Manning, Chief Operating Officer and Corporate Chief of Staff for VUMC. Students from all years, M1 through M4, met with Dr. Manning to chat about his career trajectory,...

Read more


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...

Read more


34th Annual MD/PhD National Student Conference

Jul. 30, 2019—The Vanderbilt MSTP was well represented at this years National MD-PhD Student Conference from July 12-14, 2019 in Copper Mountain, CO [elevation 9,712’!], hosted by the University of Colorado MSTP. Thao Le (G2), Victoria Martucci (G4), Petria Thompson (G4),  and Benjamin Reisman (G4), were in attendance as well as Physician Scientist Training Program (PSTP) director...

Read more


2019 AAP/ASCI/APSA Joint Meeting

Apr. 30, 2019—by Rachel Brown (G2) The American Physician Scientists Association’s (APSA) annual Joint Meeting with the Association of American Physicians (AAP) and American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI) was held on April 5th-7th, 2019 in Chicago. MSTP trainees Aaron Lim (G3), Ayaka Sugiura (G3), Andy Hale (G2), Rachel Brown (G2), and Patrick Wu (G2) received MSTP...

Read more