Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Benny Hill Theme Song

This one is actually a suggestion from Rora, who suggested the use of 
both this song as well as the participation of multiple members of 
our cohort to leap up and chase each other around chaotically as one or
more persons chaotically make their way down the match day walkway. 

Monday, September 8, 2014

Friday, August 29, 2014

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Sara Bareilles - Brave

Not the same song as yesterday's, but with a similar message. 

Actually with an almost identical message? 

Monday, April 28, 2014

John Mayer - Say

One thing they do at our medical school is this thing called "Faces of Patients" where
they begin the very first day of med school with an activity where patients 
from the community with various conditions walk up to the front of the room 
and say a few things about themselves before they dramatically reveal that
"I am the face of ____insert condition here____ ."

The whole thing is supposed to make us all suddenly realize that 
patients are people and not just conditions (no way!). 
You know, because it's definitely not like they check for something like that 
before admitting people to med school, so it's important to teach that 
lesson on day one, which this activity may or may not do -- I don't know 
how they quantify those sorts of things. 

The reason this is relevant to the Match Day Music Blog is this: a key feature 
of Faces of Patients is that throughout this entire session where people 
walk up to the microphone one by one and describe themselves, 
John Mayer's Say is playing in the background. 
The. Entire. Time. 

This equates to, as I remember it, a solid 20 minutes or so of Say on loop.
That is what I remember about the first day of medical school. 

Specifically because of this, using Say would bring a sort of ironic continuity
to the whole thing. And how funny it would be to head up to the microphone 
to read the paper in your envelope and first announce that 
"I am the face of matching/
sleep deprivation/
a future resident/
about to be graduated/
being officially done subsidizing all the alcohol that my classmates consume." 

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Oh Be Clever - Tik Tok

Apparently Oh Be Clever has taken down their youtube 
cover of this song.. nevertheless, the smooth cover version would be a good one. 

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Travie McCoy ft. Bruno Mars - Billionaire

Not that residents are billionaires, but at least they make a living wage. ;]

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Card Captors Theme Song

Some days it is really tempting to use an awesome song
with an awesome reference like this one even though it's almost certain 99% of 
my graduating medical school class will straight up not understand. 

Friday, April 18, 2014

Disney's Tangled - When Will My Life Begin

Sometimes it feels like "real life" isn't going to start until 
I no longer have to attach the word "student" to everything I do. 

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Gunnarolla - My D*ck

There's a pin/pen merger joke in here somewhere, 
but sadly I can't think of one just this moment. 

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Friday, April 11, 2014

Lana McKissack - 32

On the off chance that I take 10 years to finish the program...

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Kreayshawn - Gucci Gucci

The expressions on the faces of various administrative 
people likely to be running Match Day upon hearing 
this song would probably be pretty good. Also, the song
would definitely be a nod to A, one of my favorite college roommmates. 

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Kelly Clarkson - Stronger

There are definitely components of the whole third and fourth
year of med school thing that I am less than looking forward
to. This might be a nice nod to the straight up perseverance 
that'll be necessary to get through them. 

Monday, April 7, 2014

Robin Sparkles - Let's Go to the Mall

Regardless of whether you loved or hated the HIMYM finale, 
this song and this video and this backstory remain as evidence of 
one of the best Canadian pop music videos ever to have been 
created by an American sit com. 

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Fiddler on the Roof - Matchmaker

A rather thematically appropriate suggestion from DSP.

Saturday, April 5, 2014 - Rock Star Jingle

Since these songs only play for ten seconds, 
the first ten seconds of this one could a be pretty fun Match day song. 

Friday, April 4, 2014

Taylor Swift - We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together

In contrast to yesterday's idea, this could be useable if somehow I 
knew that I wasn't going to be staying at the same institution for residency.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Vat19 - Skinny Moo Mixer

If I end up being one of the people super intent on staying
in this state, this might be a good one. 

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

The Ting Tings - That's Not My Name

This one would be for all those people who have gotten my name wrong and/or sent emails intended for me to entirely different people during my time as a medical and graduate student. For the record, it's not even like I have an unusual name.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Leslie Hall - No Pants Policy

My friend R already called dibs on this one, but it's worth including here to acknowledge the sheer worthiness of this song as a Match Day song.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Disney's Mulan - I'll Make a Man Out of You

What better Match Day song to capture the whole medical school + impending residency experience than one that combines Disney with occasional patronizing insults and veiled references to warfare?

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Spice Girls - Wannabe

It is very possible that many of the med students I will be matching with will be just a touch too young to have had the Spice Girls as any sort of integral part of their adolescence, which would make a song like this all the better. 

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Katy Perry - California Girls

Or perhaps on Match Day I should acknowledge my California roots.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive

The rationale behind why this might be a nice song to walk to more or less at the close of the whole MD-PhD experience should be, I think, pretty obvious.

Monday, March 24, 2014

New Purpose.

The class of med students that I started medical school with about three and a half years ago just celebrated their Match Day last week. I'm happy that my med school friends seem to have generally matched into specialties and locations that they're rather pleased with. Then again, I was never super super close with the vast majority of my med school classmates, so instead of bringing on bouts of depression and self-pity as others have told me this milestone can induce in the MD-PhD kids that get "left behind" in med school/grad school/life, the recent Match Day celebrations have made me realize something a bit more tangential: I have approximately four years to find The Best Match Day Song Ever*. And what better place to keep track of my ideas than in the revival of this old blog? Exactly.

*So different schools do Match Day differently, but at ours when it's your Match Day you have the option of picking a song that gets played for all of 10 seconds when your name is called as you walk from your seat to the front of the room to find out where you've matched. It's like the music they play during award shows on TV to avoid the awkward silence that might otherwise ensue as winners make their way to the stage.