Andreas Vesalius Society

The mission of the Vesalius Society is to foster camaraderie through social events, scholarly development, service, support and encouragement.


The Willed Body Memorial Ceremony celebrates the lives of those who have generously donated their bodies to science and medicine and is sponsored by the Andreas Vesalius Osler Student Society along with the Willed Body Memorial Ceremony Committee. This year’s event, attended by more than 150 people, was held in the Old Red Amphitheater on April 13. Dr. Danny O. Jacobs, Executive Vice President and Provost, Dean of the School of Medicine, was the featured speaker. Students from various schools across campus participated, including several from the School of Medicine who, through their musical talent and artistic impression, lent an inspirational air to the program. Dr. Brian Miller, professor from Neuroscience and Cell Biology, was recognized for his work and dedication during his tenure at UTMB. The ceremony was followed by a reception and a gathering on the front steps of Old Red for a group picture with Dr. Miller, UTMB colleagues and students.

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A faculty roast was held on Monday, December 8 in the Clinical Sciences Auditorium. Students reenacted some of the best moments of first and second year, as they “roasted” their beloved professors, fellow classmates, and UTMB. SOM Classes of 2017 and 2018 worked hard to prepare the skits, and fun was had by all! Funds were raised to support the Rainbow Connection (a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization dedicated to the families and children living with cancer or blood disorders.) Special thanks to:
Dr. José Barral
Dr. Michael Boyars
Dr. Lisa Cain
Dr. Richard Coggeshall
Dr. Matthew Dacso
Dr. Randall Given
Dr. Richard Goodgame
Dr. Bernard Karnath
Dr. Brian Miller
Dr. Joan Nichols
Dr. Judith Rowen
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Beach Party!

September 2014
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Pink Train & Ice Cream Social

March 2014
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Artillery Club Dinner

The Formal Vesalius Society dinner was held Thursday, January 23 at 6PM at the Artillery Club
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Board Game Night at The Spot

This is an annual event hosted by the Vesalius Student Society. Even if board games aren't your thing, there's always plenty of food, fun, and silly hats, so come anyway! Members should feel free to bring their own games, but if you don't have any, dont worry...we have plenty of games such as the ever-popular "The Great Dalmuti" (as well as Cranium, Cards Against Humanity, Apples to Apples, etc.) Get ready to see the darker side of your've been warned. Roster of Members
The current rosters of the Andreas Versalius Student Society are available here.
Andreas Vesalius
Andreas Vesalius
Andreas Vesalius (1514-1564) was a Belgian anatomist who is considered the founder of modern anatomy. His most noteworthy work, "De humani corporis fabrica", revolutionized the science of medicine and laid the foundation for modern human anatomy with accurate and detailed descriptions of the human body. Vesalius corrected many of Galen's descriptions finding that his century old work was based on animal dissections. Vesalius introduced the "hands-on" approach where the physician performed the dissection, instead of observing and reading from a Galenic text, which lead him to master the art of dissection and define human anatomy.


A Way of Life

The vision of the Osler Student Societies is to provide developing physicians insight into "A Way of Life", described by Sir William Osler, not through formal lecture, but through the guidance of mentors in contact with students within and outside their academic setting.

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