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Class Overview: Fall 2018

Sep. 13, 2018—Hello junior year! While there are so many cool courses at Vanderbilt that I have yet to take, there are only so many I can enroll in a semester that meet graduation requirements for my major, and I’m somehow already halfway through my undergraduate career, which is a little bit terrifying. However, I’m really excited...

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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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Why Vanderbilt?

Apr. 6, 2018—I’m going to be honest with you guys, I don’t know why I applied to Vanderbilt. It was simply a gut feeling. A good number of people from my high school had gone there, and it was a school of the caliber I was looking for. It was also not too far from home, and...

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Vanderbilt’s Neuroscience Major

Mar. 30, 2018—Before coming to college, I had known that I wanted to study the brain. As a result, I chose to pursue the neuroscience major at Vanderbilt, despite not having much experience taking similar classes in high school. Neuroscience seems to be a college-specific line of coursework in many cases, so I wanted to provide some...

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What It’s Like to Work on Campus

Feb. 28, 2018—Most people who know me well know will tell you that I work in a “nut lab” here at Vanderbilt. This is the colloquial name we have given to the research core in the medical center where I have spent several hours a week since arriving to campus. The reason we call it the nut...

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Tracking Down Summer Internships

Feb. 7, 2018—As if being in college, attending classes, and involving oneself in extracurricular activities weren’t enough, another major component of the undergraduate experience at Vanderbilt is finding productive ways to spend one’s time during the summer. This is something that has been on my mind a lot lately, as pre-medical students generally find internships or research...

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The Complete Guide to Being Premed (The 2nd Thing I learned Junior Year)

Dec. 17, 2017—LITERALLY everything about being premed, from grades to extracurriculars to well, everything. Remember, folks. It's all psychological.

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7 Days of Blogging: Fall 2017 Class Recap

Nov. 18, 2017—Happy (almost) Thanksgiving everyone! Partially as an exercise in gratitude and partially because I have an abundant amount of free time being home this week, I’m going to write one blog post a day for the next week in honor of my favorite place: Vandy! Before I start looking forward, I thought I’d take a...

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Discovering the Latin American Ethnobotanical Garden

Sep. 18, 2017—It’s off the beaten path, but well worth the trek. The new Latin American ethnobotanical garden, sponsored by the Vanderbilt Center for Latin American Studies, is like a time machine. Here are 50 species of plants, all except 1 (the banana from Asia) originally from Latin America. Thanks to a class I am taking this...

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Send us yo questions (yo)

Jun. 23, 2017—Email your questions about anything, because we know it all (obviously). :) Even if we don't, we can always find someone who does.

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