Minion, a term used to describe a member of the Vassar Team. To celebrate the end of the fall semester and the success of the year, an annual potluck, Minionsgiving, is held on campus that allows medical students from all classes, residents, and attendings the opportunity to come together. This is a great event that allows the first-year minions the opportunity to bond and network with older members. Additionally, this allows our Tahlequah students the chance to interact with the Tulsa students. This year OMS-IIs Abbey Renner, Caleb Smith, and Bethany Sutterfield planned the event and it was a huge success.
For the past seven years, I have watched the Vassar team grow from just two or three medical students into an army consisting of the brightest people at OSU. There is always so much camaraderie to look forward to when working together. Every year, I look forward to all the seasonal events the Vassar team holds, such as Minionsgiving. If there is anywhere to get to know your colleagues at, it is at one of the Vassar team events. This year, I am excited to have the privilege to plan so many more great events for the Vassar team. As we become bigger and bigger every year, I know it will be important to have as many team building events and challenges as possible. I look forward to creating new opportunities in the coming year such as a team golf outing and the Summer Research Games. I am excited to continue to get to meet and connect with the greatest minds at OSU during these special times! – Caleb Smith