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My Plans for the Summer

Apr. 28, 2019—Now that the year is winding down, and finals season is coming to a slow end, I’ve pretty much figured out my plans for the summer. Unfortunately, they’re not very exciting, nor are they terribly unique. But, here they are:   1. Taking Organic Chemistry at a local university. Rather than taking Gen Chem with...

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Shadowing 101

Jan. 28, 2019—A big part of being a pre-med student is seeking out opportunities to learn about the field outside of the classroom. One of the best ways to do this is through shadowing physicians. Shadowing entails following a physician around over the course of a regular work day, and seeing what their career looks like up...

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Oct. 2, 2018—  Every year, Vanderbilt hosts an event called “Flulapalooza!” From 6 AM to 6 PM, Vanderbilt vaccinates as many current students, faculty, and staff as they possibly can for absolutely free. Flulapalooza began in 2011 as a way for Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) to test its mass emergency vaccination plan. Therefore, it is only...

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Choices for a Pre-Med

Oct. 9, 2014—For all you seniors out there, it’s that time of the year: college applications. If many of you are like me, you’re looking for schools that give you ample opportunities for a pre-med, but are having trouble interpreting what exactly are “ample opportunities.” Maybe you’re not even sure if you’re still going to pursue a career...

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An Army Summer, Part 1

Jul. 27, 2013—I’m handwriting this post from atop an M1A2 Abrams tank somewhere on Fort Riley, Kansas!

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Shadowing at the Med Center

Feb. 10, 2013—This past Tuesday I got to see a hip replacement, spine surgery, and the inside of Vanderbilt Medical Center.

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