More than 400 enjoy "magical" night at Second Year Show

January 21, 2016

The laughs were long and loud at this year’s Second Year Show, with students and faculty celebrating “The Magic of Medicine” through a variety of comedy and musical skits. Forty-five students from seven IU School of Medicine campuses were represented in the Jan. 15 show, attracting a crowd of more than 400 to the Old National Centre in downtown Indianapolis.

More than 400 spectators came out to view the Second Year Show at the Egypitan Room on Jan. 15. | Photo By Tim Yates

“The second annual Second Year Show at IUSM was a huge success,” said Huiam Mubarak, MS2, and co-president of the event. “The students worked on the production for about a year, dedicating time to script writing, promotion, marketing, acting, and designing the show. The team would like to thank everyone for showing their support and helping us continue this tradition.”

Nathanael Moore, MS2, joined fellow student-performers from the Muncie campus as part of a skit called “Welch Alley,” which chronicled the experience of a student’s first stethoscope purchase. “The show was a great stress reliever,” said Moore.  “We had a lot of fun thinking creatively about our experiences as medical students. [The show] helped bring our campuses together; we met and worked with many other IUSM students who we likely couldn't have met without the show.”

This year’s event featured a pre-reception, hosted by the IUSM Office of Diversity Affairs, as well as an after-party.

“I couldn't be prouder of the students who put together the Second Year Show,” said Jeff Rothenberg, interim chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and advisor to the student-led show. “It was a fun evening modeling self-help through humor. This visibly demonstrated why we have a great school -- it's the students! Our future is indeed bright in their capable hands.” 

Student organizers additionally offered thanks to Dean Jay Hess, M.D., as well as Drs. Rothenberg, Haywood and Harrington for their support of the show. 

To view photos of the event, visit IUSM's Flickr page