Friday, February 28, 2014

Happy Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday today to Chris G.! 
Wishing you not just any cake this birthday, but a Tardis Cake! 

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Thursday, February 27, 2014

It's Never Too Cold for Ice Cream

For those unfamiliar with the dairy wonderland that is Wisconsin, 
people here are serious about their dairy. Perhaps there just haven't 
been enough Brits visiting Madison to learn the superiority of true Wisconsin Ice Cream

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Reasons to Attend Today's MSTP Seminar

1) Ms. DONNA FRIEDSAM will be speaking on Poverty and Affordable Healthcare

2) Nab some awesome NIH-mandated ETHICS seminar credits. Today's talk is categorized as discussins the theme of the Scientist/Physician as a responsible member of society.

3) Snack on some DELICIOUS PIZZA from Madison's very own Glass Nickel.

4) Come catch up with your MSTP BESTIES. You know you miss seeing everyone after a long week of benchwork/studying/meetings/etc.

5) This pug wants you to.

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Sunday, February 23, 2014

Pre-Exam Insomnia

Best of luck to all of our Med2 UW MSTP students taking block exams this week!

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Saturday, February 22, 2014

Birthday Birthday!

Happy Double Birthday today to Laura R. and Peter C.! 
Hope you are each able to get your hands on some cake!

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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Happy Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday today to Mitch B.! 
He's not a fan of actual cakes, so perhaps today 
he can celebrate with a festive veggie cake. 

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Anonymous Quotes from the UW MSTP

"No, I don't want anything I said about [my PI] on record!"

Monday, February 17, 2014


Ceci W.'s new feline friend. 

Photo Credit: Ceci W.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Getting Feedback from My Superiors in the Hospital

Alternately: What runs through my mind when the undergrad in my lab can't copy and paste a data file correctly.

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Saturday, February 15, 2014

For Our Visual Learners

Matt Might, an assistant professor at the University of Utah, came up with this illustrated guide to getting a PhD. Or rather, an illustrated explanation of the educational steps that get you there might look like. It only takes about a minute to scroll through, so check it out!

Submitted by: Chelsea H.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Anonymous Valentine's Day - Appropriate Quotes from the UW MSTP

"I think this presentation was supposed to teach my what sorts of professional skills I should be cultivating during grad school and med school. What I actually learned was that I need to get a wife who works and will take care of me and any children we have. Then I can be like that guy who gave this talk on how successful he has been since grad school and med school with great thanks to his wife who worked and took care of him and any children they had during that time."

"Yeah, apparently we all need to get a wife. And not just any wife, a wife who works and will take care of us."

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday today to Jorge R. 
Hope you have a day with some cake in store!

Fun fact: When Jorge interviewed with the UW MSTP we took him bowling. 
He claimed he had never bowled before. 
Jorge then proceeded to beat absolutely everyone at bowling that same night. 

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Warning: Aggressive Puns

There are some members of the UW MSTP that have a 
particular love of aggressive puns. 
This video is for them. 

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Monday, February 10, 2014

Anonymous Quotes from the UWMSTP

"What you don't realize is that these two were sitting here playing Candy Crush the entire time..."

Sunday, February 9, 2014

The Farmer's Mistake

Various UW MSTP students may or may not identify with the farmer.

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Saturday, February 8, 2014

Friday, February 7, 2014


The family pet of Brittany Y.
Clearly not thrilled about wearing that dress.

Photo credit: Cong Han L.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Symposium Student Speakers Selected

Congratulations to Shawn J., Jason C., Jeff J., and Kelli P., 
our chosen student speakers for the 2014 UW MSTP Symposium! 

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Monday, February 3, 2014

It's That Time of Year

It's early February, which means that it's about that time of year here in Madison 
where the thought of warm beautiful spring weather can feel so close yet so far. 

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Crispy Pork

Purchased from Garden Asian Market

Photo Credit: Brittany Y.

Saturday, February 1, 2014