Medical parody videos have become a part of healthcare culture, perfectly summing up topics like medical school, laboratory life, nursing, and physician culture. And platforms such as Instagram, YouTube, and TikTok have broadened the reach of these videos.
Here’s eight of our favorite medical parody videos. These hilarious takes on the day-to-day lives of healthcare professionals might just provide the laugh you need after a long day.
It’s Not a Zebra! — Harvard Medical School and HSDM students
This parody of Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop the Feeling” perfectly highlights the adage “When you hear hoofbeats, think horses not zebras.”
In Da Lab — ZDoggMD
Laboratory life can be hectic and messy. Basing his video on 50 Cent’s “In Da Club”, medical parody pro ZDoggMD gives us his humorous take on how hard-working lab professionals are.
I Don’t Know — University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine students
Becoming a physician requires hours and hours of study and training — along with a little self-doubt — and this clever medical school parody (of “Let it Go” from Disney’s Frozen) perfectly encapsulates the life of a med student.
EHR State of Mind — ZdoggMD
This hilarious parody video (of Jay Z’s “Empire State of Mind”) shows how dealing with multiple EHR systems can sometimes leave physicians feeling like they’re treating computers rather than patients.
At WashU — WashU School of Medicine students
The marathon days and nights of a doctor-in-training are stressful but ultimately worthwhile — illustrated perfectly by these medical students from University of Washington School of Medicine (parody of Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You”).
The Gunner Song — Harvard Medical School students
Physiology books, Netter’s cards, and clinicals — the Gunners at Harvard Medical School share their experiences as med students in this Macklemore’s “Thrift Shop” parody.
Sepsy Back — Kern Medical Center physicians
Even though sepsis is a deadly serious topic, this hilarious parody — which promotes sepsis awareness and adherence to best practices — brings “Sepsy Back” using Justin Timberlake’s song, “Sexy Back.”
Nursing Queens — Seattle Children’s Hospital ICU Nurses
This award-winning musical parody of ABBA’s “Dancing Queen” illustrates nurses’ tireless work and love of nursing.
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