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Rachel Apple, MD’12

Posted by on Monday, October 5, 2020 in Fall 2020, In My Life .

Served as a chair and president of the Wellness Committee in medical school, started “PGY-Mom” at VUMC to support the unique needs of resident physician moms and founded Vanderbilt Physician Parent Group

“Wellness has been important to me throughout my medical training. Although I have always aspired to find the right balance, I confess that I most certainly have not always done so. As I moved into residency, I found that my experience of becoming and being a physician was shaped significantly by becoming a parent. Recognizing that many residents, fellows and faculty physicians may not have family or pre-existing support networks in Nashville, these groups were designed to cross departmental lines and provide additional means of encouragement and resources to our physician-parents.”

+ Photography by Erin O. Smith