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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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Introducing the Vanderbilt MSTP Incoming Class of 2019!

Jun. 25, 2019—The Vanderbilt MSTP is excited to introduce the incoming class of 2018, who started the program orientation on June 18th. We are delighted to have such a bright group of future physician-scientists join our program. Welcome, new M1s! Aaron Gochman Hometown: Long Island, New York Undergraduate: Stony Brook Major: Biology Research Interest: Neurological and psychiatric diseases Talents: I played the...

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Op-Ed: Checking in, not out: holding on to humanity as a doubledoc in today’s world

Mar. 29, 2019—by Ayesha Muhammad (G1) Friday, March 15th, 2019 was a wonderful day across medical schools everywhere. Here at Vanderbilt, we cheered and applauded not only our wonderful MD classmates who matched to amazing residency programs, but also celebrated the hard work of all our MSTP colleagues, who, after 7 to 9 gruelling years of work,...

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Flexner Deans’ Lecture Series Student Lecture: Pedro Teixeira, PhD

Mar. 28, 2019—by Danny Sack (G1) On Friday, March 22nd, Pedro Teixeira, PhD, presented a Flexner Deans’ Lecture on, “Lessons From Launching a Startup to Bring Artificial Intelligence to the Bedside (and write your notes)”. As we’ve reported in the past, Teixeira and his partners, Drs. Ravi Atreya and Michael Poku, have spent the past few years...

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Twitter Takeovers: A Day in the Life of a Vanderbilt MSTP Trainee

Feb. 26, 2019—Our MSTP students have been Tweeting from our official @VanderbiltMSTP Twitter account for a day to give prospective students an idea of what life is like as an MSTP trainee at Vanderbilt! Click here to see a day in the life of Katherine Konvinse (G4). Click here to see a day in the life of Kelsey...

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Catching Up with Pedro Texeira and Ravi Atreya

Dec. 18, 2018—A conversation transcribed by Abin Abraham (G2) Ravi Atreya and Pedro Teixeira are current MSTP students on a leave from coursework to pursue their dream of launching a startup focused on addressing major problems in health care delivery. We caught up with them to learn more about their journey. Ravi and Pedro successfully defended their...

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Meet the Vanderbilt MSTP Incoming Class of 2018!

Jun. 27, 2018—The Vanderbilt MSTP is excited to introduce the incoming class of 2018, who started the program orientation on June 19th. They hail from all over the world, and we are delighted to have such a diverse group of people join our program. Welcome, new M1s! (Above from left to right. Back row – Matt Loberg, Donald Okoye, Emily Chu, Seth Reasoner,...

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Op-Ed: My Personal “Struggle”: Welcoming Ramadan as a Clerkship Student

Apr. 27, 2018—The life of a clerkship student, at the risk of sounding ungrateful, can sometimes be frustrating. Yes, you come to realize what wearing a white coat is all about: patients trust you with information, you learn a new language of “clinical-speak” and start forgetting how to talk to non-healthcare professionals, and you learn so much,...

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