Alex Chern

From the Summer 2017 edition of Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine

  • Fourth-year student at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine; recipient of the 1982 School of Medicine Class Scholarship
  • Graduated from Yale University with a B.S. in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry
  • Successfully recovered and continuing his studies after being hit by a car at a crosswalk near campus in April 2016

“I received great support from VUSM faculty and students, who visited me often during my recovery and helped my family through the situation. My time spent in the hospital has given me new perspective on patient care, and my recovery and experiences over the past year have consolidated my future career path as an academic physician who studies how music impacts health and behavior. I spent the past year conducting research in the Music Cognition Lab, funded by the Medical Scholars Program.”