Posts in Work-Life Balance

MSTPets: Part 7

Rachel Brown (G1)
October 30, 2017

Here’s an ode to our furry (or not so furry) friends who have helped us study for anatomy practicals, kept us company while we wrote our papers and thesis dissertations, and welcomed us home after a long shift on surgery.

7 Great Outdoor Adventures Near Nashville

Cam Bermudez (G2) and Joe Luchsinger (G2)
October 30, 2017

You’ve probably been to Percy Warner at least once. Whether you’ve done the beautiful five mile hike around the park or spent your day drinking on the lawn during Steeple Chase, Percy Warner is a staple of the Nashville outdoors. However, we are here to show you that Nashville, and Tennessee as a whole, have a lot of amazing hiking to offer all within two hours of driving. Below is our review of hiking and camping sites near us, perfect for a weekend getaway. Before we begin, we want to point out that all state and national parks in Tennessee are free of charge and very well documented on the website!

Transitioning to Clerkship Year: Advice from the G1 Class

By Maggie Axelrod, Rachel Brown, Patrick Wu, Bridget Collins, Brad Reinfeld, Abin Abraham, and Lizzie Hale (G1 class)
October 30, 2017

The transition from classroom to the bedside can be overwhelming, but it truly affords you with one of the greatest privileges as a medical student: the opportunity to simultaneously care for and learn from your patients. Each day you wake up not knowing how you'll feel at the end - will you share relief with your patient whose incidentally-found coin lesion turned out to be benign on biopsy? Or will you share a mixture of emotions with your patient whose biopsy didn't? The clinical clerkship year of medical school is widely acknowledged as a unique and important year in the life of a physician. We hope the following reflections from the G1 class will prove useful to you as you learn to navigate the clinical world.

Transitioning to Medical School: Advice from the M2 Class

Danny Sack (M2)
September 28, 2017

The uniqueness of the Foundations of Medical Knowledge (FMK) phase makes it a challenge to offer advice without falling into clichés: “it’ll all be okay in the end,” “you’re doing fine,” and “just keep swimming.” Most of you have arrived in a new environment, have new responsibilities, and have left another life behind you, all before school starts.

MSTPets: Part 6

Rachel Brown (G1)
September 28, 2017

Here’s an ode to our furry (or not so furry) friends who have helped us study for anatomy practicals, kept us company while we wrote our papers and thesis dissertations, and welcomed us home after a long shift on surgery.

2017 MSTP Retreat at Montgomery Bell State Park

Shawn Barton (G3)
July 25, 2017

The annual MSTP retreat was held on June 24th at Montgomery Bell State Park. The weekend was filled with scientific talks, a white coat ceremony for those starting their graduate phase of training, and the sorting the new M1 class into their respective advising colleges. New this year, however, was the addition of a central theme of student wellness for the retreat. The importance of student and physician wellness was addressed by this year’s keynote speaker, Dr. Ray Kotwicki, a psychiatrist affiliated with Emory University. 

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