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Call Me Maybe by Medical Students

One of the best medical music videos from the last years.

A piano in a hospital

Lee Aase from Mayo Clinic shared an interesting story with us at the recent Reshape 2009 event in the Netherlands. They placed a piano in the lobby of the hospital and an old couple showed their talent.

The video became a viral one and now has more than 4 million visits. A few weeks later, the couple appeared in many US TV shows as well:

Lee described in his slideshow that it cost around $75 to make this happen but bringing the joy to the world through music is priceless. Great example how hospitals can reach patients via social media.

Here is another story:

Alex Walton-Creutz began drawing crowds by playing the piano at Mayo Clinic when he was just eight years old and started coming to the clinic with his mother, Lynnette. Lynnette is a patient at Mayo and comes for treatment at least once a year. When he was eight, Alex was playing Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata and the Pathetique Sonata. At 15 he’s moved well beyond Beethoven, to playing his own compositions. Alex plays by ear and is always composing.

I don’t think it only happens at Mayo Clinic or Mayo Clinic inspires people that way, but this is the only clinic where such great stories are being recorded and shared with the world via proper communication channels.

Medical Slang: Bury the Hatchet, Freud Squad and Hasselhoff!

Wikipedia has a great list of terms of medical slang. I just wanted to highlight a few of these to make you laugh…

  • Bury the Hatchet – accidentally leaving a surgical instrument inside a patient
  • Freud Squad – the psychiatry department
  • Hasselhoff – a term for any patient who shows up in the emergency room with an injury for which there is a bizarre explanation.
  • TEETH – tried everything else, try homeopathy
  • UBI – “Unexplained Beer Injury”

Do you know more?

Make Your Own Drug

The marketing idea of the month award goes to CEDRA for creating a tool with which you can make your own drug and your own drug advertisement as well. It’s all about promoting the CEDRA Health Study.

Yes, my drug is for treating genomitis, chromosome inflammation and DNA fever…

You name your drug, customize it’s features and get this:

Or this:

10 Tips: Christmas Gifts for Science Geeks!

Just 2 days to go before Christmas, so here is a list of possible ideas and gifts that a real science geek should buy or should get…











What are your tips?

A couple of more ideas:

Escape the Health Center: You have 5 minutes left…

Imagination and adventure on Friday. In this flash game, you have 5 minutes to escape the health center, probably as a psychiatric patient. Have fun!



What happens if you fail?


Medical Students are Funny: Top 5 Videos!

Our favourite medical student, Graham at OverMyMedBody! came up with two funny videos created by medical students. I found some more. Enjoy!

You can call me Legionella (based on Umbrella of Rihanna):

Pimp My Scope:

Medical Student Combat:

A Day in the Life of a med student (House, MD remake):

And an all time classic:

Leave a comment if you know more!


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