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My Med School Application Timeline

Oct. 6, 2019—Hello again! As my first semester of senior year gets into full swing, the next phase of my life is definitely weighing on my mind. As many of you know, I am in the process of applying to medical school, so I thought I’d share a little about the process as I’m going through it....

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Credit for Creative Outlets

May. 30, 2019—Hi guys!   I mentioned that I worked at the Office of Immersion Resources this year and seeing as this is a new program and incredibly pertinent information for students that want to attend here I thought it would be a great idea to highlight it. Immersion resources is a program to encourage students to...

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May 1st: But What If I Make the Wrong Decision? Some Advice From a Graduating Senior

May. 1, 2019—A little bit of an intro: I get pretty my-way-of-being honest here, so please take whatever I say with a grain of Himalayan pink salt! (If you haven’t had it, you should. It’s just really good salt #highbloodpressureonedaywhat). If you have any questions or concerns, email me at sophia.druffner@vanderbilt.edu. Even though I am graduating, I...

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How I Prepped for the MCAT as a Vanderbilt Student

Apr. 8, 2019—Being a college student means that life can often seem hectic. Between classes, extracurricular commitments, and friends, these four years take balance and a whole lot of time management. As a junior, one other thing was added to my already-busy load at Vanderbilt: studying for the MCAT. So, I thought I’d share what that process...

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Dealing with Rejection at Vanderbilt

Feb. 17, 2019—  As a prospective student at Vanderbilt (or even someone who’s been here awhile), it can often seem as if everyone here is perfect: amazing grades, leadership roles in many different organizations, and successful in almost everything they do. Some people, myself included, have even come to expect favorable outcomes because we haven’t had to...

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Updates on My Research Project

Jan. 21, 2019—If you have been following my blog for a while, you will know that a major component of my Vanderbilt experience has been undergraduate research in a neuroscience laboratory. I am one of several undergraduates that do research in my lab, and it has been a really cool experience throughout the last couple of years....

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Skills to Gain from Summer Research

Aug. 14, 2018—Hello again, Inside ‘Dores readers! I hope this post finds you well and gearing up for the school year ahead. If you have read any of my previous posts, you will likely know that as a pre-med neuroscience student, I have been involved in research throughout my time at Vanderbilt. This summer, I had the...

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A Summer Update

Aug. 2, 2018—I definitely had a busy summer this year, but I enjoyed every minute of it. Of course, it involved many home cooked meals, my comfy bed, and countless hours of Netflix. But, here’s an update on what I did this summer. At the beginning of May, I traveled to Disney World for a few days....

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Global Health Case Competition

Mar. 23, 2018—This year I joined the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health’s Student Advisory Council (VIGH SAC) and have been working on the Global Health Case Competition team. The VIGH SAC is a partnership between undergraduates, graduate students, and professionals in global health working together to promote knowledge about global health on campus and share resources. I...

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Embodying Diversity: Rachel Miles

Mar. 11, 2018—One of the most hardworking people I know, Rachel is the definition of determination and represents the interdisciplinary character of Vanderbilt. Not only is Rachel a musician, she is also a scientist. I’m so glad that despite her busy schedule she was able and willing to tell me about her story, which manifests in her...

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