We'll announce the winner of our medical parody contest on our Dec. 15 program and feature an interview with the lucky contestant on our Dec. 22 program. We're closing entries this Friday, Dec 7. In the meantime, it's time to post a few more entries.
This one comes to us not from a med school, but from the folks at East York General Hospital in Toronto. So, we may be bending the(unofficial) rules a bit, but it's such a great Monday morning pick-me-up how could we not? It was created for the Toronto East General Hospital Staff
Appreciation Dinner in honour of the outgoing residents and is set to the
tune of "Empire State of Mind" by Jay-Z.
Follow the link below to see more entries!
Anthony Seto sent us this entry which he edited for the "Med Show 2011," featuring the University of Calgary Medicine Class of 2012. (He also sent links to several others, but we're narrowing the field to on entry each). It's based on Far East Movement's "Like a G6." And yes, we had to look that up.
Now, these guys get extra points for going to the trouble of re-recording a song they wrote themselves as first-year med students at Dalhousie in Halifax. Darren Gilmour (vocals and
guitar), Keith Baglole (vocals and
keyboard) and Andy Maclean (vocals and percussive fish instrument) are now in 4th year, but got together to make this video just for us. It's a song they performed in 2010 during "Euphoria," the university's long-running interclass variety show competition. Darren wrote us this explanation: "(We) were asked to come up with a "deliberation song" to
perform on stage as a way to pass time while the judges decided on a winner back
stage. What we came up in a matter of one or two nights was the song we are
officially submitting. It is entitled "Sort of a Doctor" and it is largely
based on the insecurities and uncertainties that ourselves, as first year
medical students, were feeling at the time of being placed in these now "real
life" clinical situations, situations which we clearly are never quite prepared
for. Yes, we, the doctors in training, are actually one day going to be
responsible for the well-being of our patients, a concept so hard to fathom
during those early training years." WIthout further ado, here is "Sort of a Doctor."
We'll be posting more each day this week, so keep your eyes on this spot!