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Event for MNPS students shares reasons to pursue medicine

Apr. 28, 2022—More than 200 high school students at four Metro Nashville Public Schools recently participated in hands-on activities and listened to a diverse group of Vanderbilt residents, fellows and medical students talk about why and how they chose to become physicians.

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Day celebrates many contributions of residents, fellows

Feb. 23, 2022—Friday, Feb. 25, is Thank a Resident Day, an annual opportunity to celebrate Vanderbilt's physicians in training.

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Virtual tours boost Otolaryngology resident recruiting

Feb. 17, 2022—When the pandemic began, Vanderbilt's Amy Whigham, MD, MS-HPEd, developed a plan to turn the Department of Otolaryngology's medical student education and residency recruitment efforts into a virtual experience.

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Internal medicine residency handbook keeps growing

Jan. 27, 2022—The Vanderbilt internal medicine residency handbook has long been a resource that is easy, enjoyable and helpful for residents to use in clinical practice.

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Pandemic spurs expansion of surgical care for underserved

Oct. 7, 2021—When the COVID-19 pandemic shut down international travel necessary for overseas medical initiatives, Vanderbilt's Rondi Kauffmann, MD, MPH, began brainstorming ways to extend surgical care to those in need much closer to home.

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House staff education includes focus on health equity

Sep. 30, 2021—This summer’s annual orientation for new interns, residents and fellows included a bold new discussion about the history of racism in Nashville and at Vanderbilt University Medical Center as well as topics on health equity and anti-racism in medical practice.

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Browning to succeed Swan as director of the Pediatric Residency program

Aug. 4, 2021—After almost two decades as the director of the Pediatric Residency program, Rebecca Swan, MD, professor of Pediatrics, is stepping down to focus on her role as vice chair for Education for the Department of Pediatrics and as assistant dean for Graduate Medical Education.

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New platform helps aspiring residents showcase skills

Apr. 22, 2021—Brandon Esianor, MD, and Madelyn Stevens, MD, both residents in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (O-HNS), have developed a virtual platform for O-HNS residency applicants across the country to connect with prospective residency programs.

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Residents, fellows step up to help care for COVID patients

Jan. 14, 2021—Following a Thanksgiving surge that led to record numbers of admissions of patients with COVID-19, residents and fellows from multiple disciplines have come together under the direction and supervision of critical care attendings to provide the best care to critically ill patients in Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit.

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Medical residents help craft national leave policy

Sep. 10, 2020—The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), which oversees physician certification in the United States, announced the adoption of a “progressive leave policy that will offer residents and fellows more flexibility, reduce stress and increase autonomy in making life decisions, especially with regard to family and parental leave.”

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Group’s efforts lead to removal of race as a variable in common test of kidney function

Jul. 13, 2020—A group of Vanderbilt students, residents and faculty — connected through their passion for health equity — have identified and worked together to rectify longstanding concerns about the inappropriate use of race as a variable in the calculation of estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), which estimates a patient’s level of kidney function and helps determine the stage of kidney disease.

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School of Medicine students take part in virtual Match Day

Mar. 25, 2020—Match Day — and Vanderbilt’s longstanding tradition of gathering fourth-year medical students, their families, friends and faculty together to celebrate — was revamped to accommodate the social distancing measures that have been put in place to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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