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Dixie Place renamed in honor of Vanderbilt surgical pioneer Vivien Thomas

Apr. 1, 2021—Through a Vanderbilt University School of Medicine student-led effort, Dixie Place, the city street that runs between the Medical Center’s Central Garage and the Oxford House building on 21st Avenue South, is being renamed Vivien Thomas Way.

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Match Day reveals medical students’ residency locations

Mar. 22, 2021—Match Day — and Vanderbilt’s longstanding tradition of gathering fourth-year medical students, their families, friends and faculty together to celebrate — was revamped again this year to implement social distancing measures due to COVID-19. Unlike last year, however, the students had the option to reveal their residency matches either in person or virtually via livestream.

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VUSM students helping vaccinate patients against COVID-19

Feb. 11, 2021—Vanderbilt University School of Medicine students will be rolling up their sleeves and pitching in to vaccinate patients against COVID-19.

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Ceremony launches medical students’ education journey

Aug. 12, 2020—In keeping with tradition, the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine first-year class held its White Coat Ceremony on Aug. 5. Despite a few aspects of the ceremony being altered due to physical distancing measures put in place with COVID-19, the students enjoyed the right of passage marking the beginning of their medical education journey.

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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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Pearson receives Shovel Award from VUSM students

Apr. 27, 2020—Each year, the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine graduating fourth-year class honors one faculty member with the Shovel Award in recognition of the exceptionally meaningful impact he or she has had on their medical education.

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VUSM students help patients, clinicians with telehealth

Apr. 23, 2020—When in-person visits to Vanderbilt Eskind Diabetes Clinic needed to be quickly converted to telehealth appointments in response to COVID-19, a novel solution was hatched to bring both clinicians and patients up to speed on videoconferencing.

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School of Medicine quickly designs new teaching strategies

Apr. 17, 2020—COVID-19 — and the mandate for social distancing to curb its spread — has meant rethinking how nearly 400 Vanderbilt University School of Medicine students will master the clinical and didactic skills they need to stay on course.

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Shade Tree Trot set to raise funds for student-run clinic

Feb. 26, 2020—The 12th annual Shade Tree Trot, presented by Messer Construction and Synovus Bank, is set for Saturday, April 18, at 9 a.m. on the Vanderbilt campus.

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Dinner and auction set to raise funds for Shade Tree Clinic

Jan. 29, 2020—The 8th Annual Shade Tree Clinic Benefit Dinner & Silent Auction will take place Thursday, Feb. 20, from 6 – 8:30 p.m. in the Student Life Center on Vanderbilt University’s campus.

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Katie Cox Johnson, co-founder of Shade Tree Clinic, mourned

Sep. 18, 2019—Katie Cox Johnson, co-founder of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine’s Shade Tree Clinic, died Sept. 11. She was 38.

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Ceremony welcomes new School of Medicine students

Aug. 1, 2019—A new year means a new white coat for first-year Vanderbilt University School of Medicine students.

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