SIG Highlight: Students for Mechanical Augmentation, Social Habit, and Mindful Demeanor (SMASH MD)
Advised by Assistant Professor of Psychiatry Lee Rosen, Ph.D. and led by Class of 2021 students Marc Hammond, Liam du Preez, and Ashton Pike, the SMASH MD (Students for Mechanical Augmentation, Social Habit, and Mindful Demeanor) SIG became official in the last week of February 2018. The SIG began humbly as nothing more than a group of first- and second-year medical students gathering during lunch to play a video game called Super Smash Brothers as a way to relax and unwind between classes and studying. Now, as an official SIG, the group hopes to work with the UVM Clinical Simulation Laboratory to provide medical students with greater access to the tools and equipment offered by the lab in order to enhance the professional relationship they will have with technology as physicians. Currently, the SIG is planning a video game event in conjunction with the Pediatrics SIG for children at the UVM Children's Hospital. Stay tuned for more about the event!
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