These longer, 20-minute sessions involve groups of 10-15 students who learn more about the selected field and begin the process of developing professional relationships.Many of these interactions have resulted in future mentorship and research projects.This year, there was an unusually large number of couples among the 178 students.King urged the graduates to be good listeners -- to seek first to understand and then to be understood.Since many of us came here without knowing anyone before school started, we usually don’t have friends outside of our classmates. First, medical school is just like high school: you know all of your classmates and you know all of their business.
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In that respect, the medical student couples have had a lot of practice, as they move forward in the next chapter of their shared lives.
Van Nguyen and Michael Perez developed a relationship early in medical school.
With nearly 100% attendance, first-year students participate in an opportunity to learn about different specialties through a “Speed Dating” event.
Residents and attending physicians from many different specialties – encompassing representatives from both Vanderbilt and community practices - are invited to the medical school to present their respective specialties.