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2020 Vanderbilt MSTP Retreat

Jun. 29, 2020—by Chris Wijers (G3) In a year in which many events and meetings have been adapted to a virtual format due to the ongoing pandemic, the annual MSTP retreat was no exception. While the organizing committee (i.e. the rising G3 class and the Leadership Team – mostly Bryn) initially planned for a more traditional, in...

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MSTP Programming Workshop

May. 28, 2020—by Evonne McArthur (G2) Usually, Wednesdays at noon in May are a pretty boring time for MSTP students–the seminar series ends in April but DIB club doesn’t start until June. However, this May, Danny Sack (G2), Thomas Li (M1), Abin Abraham (G3), Duncan Smart (G2), and I (G2) put on a 5-part MSTP Programming workshop...

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Medical Scientist Training Program adapts to COVID-19 challenges

Apr. 29, 2020—Medical Scientist Training Program adapts to COVID-19 challenges

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Dr. Mark Denison offers words of wisdom to physician-scientists during the pandemic

Apr. 29, 2020—Dr. Mark Denison joined our weekly MSTP seminar April 8th to share his expertise on coronaviruses and left everyone with some sage advice: “This is really about the prepared mind, it’s about caring about what you love and do. Don’t let this change, don’t let this pandemic, don’t let any of this stuff change your perception...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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