Education & Training

Aimal Khan, MD, works with residents on improving their robotic skills during an annual Resident Robotics Teaching Lab at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Grant supports development of skill assessment tool for robot-assisted surgery

Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Irving Zamora, MD, MPH, assistant professor of Pediatric Surgery, and Aimal Khan, MD, assistant professor of Surgery, have received a grant to support the development and validation of an objective robotic skills assessment tool for surgical trainees.

VUMC Nursing ‘adopts’ Code Academy week hosted by Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee

VUMC Nursing is crafting a comprehensive program that addresses four significant nursing issues. The Boys & Girls Clubs started Code Academy to increase youth interest in tech/digital careers and to help facilitate a platform to elevate youth voices.  

From ‘what happened’ to ‘what now:’ How one VUMC News & Communications writer became part of her own story about the Vanderbilt Health Coaching Program

Danny Bonvissuto set out to write about the Vanderbilt Health Coaching Program. Then the program manager offered to show her how health coaches draw out intrinsic motivation in their clients, aka patients, to get to what Danny dubbed the Next Right Thing.

Program provides career tools, resources, opportunities for residents and fellows

The Goals of Life and Learning Delineated (GOLLD) Project is a 14-month-long leadership program designed to provide residents and fellows with tools, resources, opportunities and mentors designed to help them form their own unique professional identity.

From left are: Kaitlyn Tracy, MD, General Surgery resident; Mark Naguib, MD, Pediatrics resident; Brittany Murphy, MD, Internal Medicine resident; Moriah Forster, MD, Hematology and Oncology fellow; Derek Riffert, VUSM MD candidate; Jin Han, MD, MSc, Emergency Medicine faculty physician.

Graduate Medical Education research work highlighted

This year’s winner of the Elliot V. Newman Prize was Kaitlyn Tracy, MD, a surgical resident at VUMC, who shared her work on the potential clinical impact of storing livers for transplant at 10 degrees Celsius.

Vanderbilt postdoctoral fellows recognized at 2024 Spring Postdoc Awards Ceremony

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs in partnership with the Vanderbilt Postdoctoral Association announced the 2024 award winners at the Spring Postdoc Awards Ceremony on May 23.

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