It's from the one-man imaginary band "Tactile Fremitus." He describes himself as a "novelty medically-themed parody solo acoustic guitar act." Tactile is a resident at the University of Toronto who did his med-school training at Queen's University.
This is from a set he did in 2008 at for Queen's Medicine Medical Variety Night.
He's got more!
You can check out Tactile Fremitus' creations on youtube channel here.
And, more points for creativity for Qasim Hirani and his friends. While not exactly a parody of an existing song, the medical student from theUniversity of Calgarycreated a video about an aspect of the physical exam with several classmates. He tells us it was "quite a sensation" at the school's "Medshow" this year.
Besides making parodies, med students seem to spend a lot of time watching Saturday Night Live .We've got two more entries that are parodies in the SNL Digital Shorts genre. (Who knew there was one?). We'll just warn you now, if you're not a fan of the original "D**k In a Box" there's is no guarantee these won't offend you. In fact, we pretty much guarantee they will.
This first one comes from Dr. James Owen. He writes: "It was created in 2009 by my medical school class at UWO (Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry). I see we already have another recent, great video by them as well. The med student/DJ who co-created it is featured at the end of this video, Dr. Chris Kong, and Dr. Andrew Appleton and Dr. Nauzer Forbes do the singing. It was featured in the Tachycardia school fundraiser event that is held over three nights in April.
And finally, this one comes from Jordan Silverman, a third-year medical student at U of T. He writes, "Before med school in Toronto I went to Boston University for a year and I made this video "Liver Lover", to the tune of Saturday Night Live's original "Mother Lover." I wrote the lyrics, recorded and edited it on my own, then my roommate and I shot the video with some help. Is this email all I have to do to make the submission?" Yes, Jordan, that's all you have to do!
We'll announce our winners at the beginning of December and feature them on our Dec. 22 program. Get your entries in now!