Virtual VSSA | Summer 2021
Due to Covid-19 in 2020, the Vanderbilt Summer Science Academy developed a seminar series focused on individuals on different post-undergraduate paths (PhD, MD/PhD, and MD). Our 2020 program was so successful that we will be offering a similar program in 2021! It is open to any undergraduate interested in pursuing one of these paths, regardless of if they applied to the VSSA or not!
The focus of our Virtual VSSA program is to enhance your exposure to the STEMM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine) community. To accomplish this goal, we have planned seminars from individuals in PhD, MD, and MD/PhD paths. The presenters will discuss both their personal journey, explaining their motivations, goals, and reasons for pursuing their path, as well as a professional story that illustrates their passion. During each seminar hour, two individuals will present so that you build an understanding of the diversity of the community. We will complement these seminars with professional development seminars to help you know how to prepare for your next step!
Seminars are at 12:00-1:00 CST each day below. Mondays will have a focus on PhD programs, Wednesdays will focus on MD programs, and Fridays will focus on MD/PhD programs. By registering below, you will receive a link to access the live seminars. We will also post recordings of the videos on the website below within a week of the session if you cannot make this time.
Career MD, Joy Cox; recording to be posted soon
We would like to evaluate the Virtual VSSA as a resource in helping guide your career pursuits. To do this, we have created a pre- and post- summer program survey. Please spend 10 minutes to take the pre-program survey by June 7th. None of your answers will be used in a discriminatory fashion. In the post-program survey, we will ask which seminars you viewed. While we don’t expect everyone to attend all of the seminars offered, we’d appreciate if you keep track of the ones you viewed for the purpose of the survey. We will be following up to remind you to complete these surveys.
Registration: https://vanderbilt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYrfu-tpzgrE9PEIxJbu0YV0GrTIyGMmN_g (please do not register until after taking the survey below)
Pre-program Survey Link: https://redcap.link/2021VirtualVSSAPre
Thank you for participating; we are excited to get to know you and look forward to a wonderful summer!
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions!