From the Dean

To thrive in a world of change, welcome the new

Today’s medicine sits at the intersection of expectation and limitation. We work amid breathless acceleration of technology, science and demand for what clinicians are expected to know and manage. So much progress has been made in the last 20 years … Continued


Lasting Impressions

  A Decade of Devotion By Scott Borinstein, MD, PhD, Director, Pediatric Sarcoma Program and Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology Program I can halt any conversation at a party by answering a single question, “What do you do?” and if I … Continued

Inside VUSM Admissions

On a cold December Monday morning, six women and seven men, all smiling and similarly dressed in black or grey suits, chat quietly around a U-shaped conference table on the third floor of Annette and Irwin Eskind Family Biomedical Library … Continued

Progress Report

Bill Cutrer, MD, MED, remembers his first day of medical school in the late 1990s well. He and his fellow scrub-clad classmates, many of whom had never seen a dead body before, somewhat apprehensively assembled at the gross anatomy lab. … Continued

From Vietnam to Vanderbilt

Duc Pham, MD’98, often speaks about how lucky he has been in his life. He recounts acts of kindness by teachers who helped him succeed in school, by organizations that offered him scholarships to attend medical school, and by the … Continued

In Search of a Solution to Suicide

The first time Samantha Nadler was hospitalized for suicidal thoughts was in 2001. She was 12. “I told my school psychologist I didn’t want to be here anymore,” said Nadler. “He called my dad, and I was admitted to the … Continued