2017 MD/PhD National Student Conference

MariaSanta Mangione (G4), Jon Knowlton (G4), and Daniel Kashima (M3)
August 21, 2017

The 32nd Annual MD/PhD National Student Meeting took place July 14-16, 2017 in Keystone, Colorado. Hosted by the University of Colorado-Denver MSTP, the conference brought together just over 100 MD/PhD students from across the country to share their research and compare/contrast MSTP training at different programs. The Vanderbilt MSTP was represented by Daniel Kashima (M3), MariaSanta Mangione (G4), and Jon Knowlton (G4), who all presented posters.

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. 

MSTPets: Part 5

Rachel Brown (G1)
July 25, 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.

Student Advisory Committee 2016-2017 Recap

Alex Sundermann (G3)
June 29, 2017
Posted in Workshop News

The 2016-2017 academic year marked the first Student Advisory Committee (SAC) in its new format. The committee was restructured to emphasize the importance of student leadership by relying on students’ concerns, complaints, and ideas to generate committee agenda items. Here, we detail a list of this year’s accomplishments and initiatives.