Friday, May 15, 2015

Summer Break Is Upon Us!

It's Commencement Weekend this weekend, which means that a lot
of things are happening right about now: our M1's will officially be on 
summer break and heading in to their summer research rotations, 
the M2's will frantically switch over from School Mode 
to Step 1 Study Mode, and the M4's are GRADUATING! 

With much of the UW MSTP on summer break starting tomorrow, 
the Blog of the UW MSTP will be on break as well. 

Updates may continue over summer, but sporadically rather than daily. 

Have a great summer, everyone!  

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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Friday Fish Fry!

It's not quite Friday, but it'll be Friday tomorrow, which 
means there will be some awesome fried fish to be had
all over town in about 24 hours! 

Photo Credit: Brittany Y.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Happy birthday Jon S.!

Here's wishing a very happy birthday and a wonderful year to Jon, a stellar grad student and excellent biochemist!

As your PhD draws to a close, we'd like to offer you this song as a birthday present:

Friday, May 8, 2015

When You Get an Email from the Wisconsin Medical Alumni Association Wishing You a Happy Friday and Encouraging You to Drop By the Office for Some Free Ice Cream While It Lasts* Just Because

*Yes, this has actually happened, the WMAA emailed around 
one Friday offering Happy Friday ice cream and our Friday
was that much better because of it. 

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Happy birthday Chelsea H.!

Here's wishing a very wonderful birthday to Chelsea, our wonderful administrator who has probably personally saved all of our butts at one time or another.

In honor of your birthday (and your intrepid canine companion), the UW MSTP blog offers you this video:

(This dog has learned to vocalize how I daresay we all feel when we're the target of this song...)

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Happy birthday Brittany Y.!

Wishing a very awesome birthday full of delicious food not readily available in Madison to Brittany Y.!

Brittany Y. is not only an extraordinary neurologist, she is 1/2 of the team (and probably 7/8ths of the brains, and maybe 1/16th of the immaturity) behind this very blog!

So in honor of her birthday, the UW MSTP blog is bringing you two videos.  The first, in honor of The Struggle (we know you don't do wet lab work, but we thought it would speak to you nonetheless):
And the second is meant for everyone else: a musical introduction to one of Brittany Y.'s favorite shows:

Monday, May 4, 2015

Happy birthday Anna!

A very happy birthday to an extraordinary director, an amazing scientist, and a passionate hiker!  For your birthday, please enjoy this backpacking gear tip from the UWMSTPblog:

Friday, May 1, 2015

Happy birthday Vanessa K.!

Have an absolutely wonderful day!  We hope that your year is full of publications, good data, and a very happy committee.

For your birthday, the UW MSTP blog offers you this song (which will hopefully cheer you up as you enter the final stretch!):