Students from the UAB School of Medicine will drop their books to hit the stage Friday, Feb. 22, at the historic Lyric Theatre for The Best Medicine Show, an annual philanthropic event highlighting the students’ creative sides with short digital films, live sketches, music and dance. Proceeds from the event benefit Equal Access Birmingham, a student-run program that operates a free primary care clinic for underserved people in the Birmingham area.
The Best Medicine Show, hosted by the School of Medicine Student Senate and presented by UAB’s Departments of Medicine and Surgery, is an opportunity for students to use their ideas poking fun at medical student life and turn those ideas into live acts, songs and videos. Live talent for the show includes dance groups, bands, singers, comedy acts and more.
Although the performers may be poking fun at their own lives, the show’s organizers say there will be acts anyone can enjoy. In addition to being a creative outlet, the show allows medical students to give back to Birmingham.
The show begins at 7 p.m. inside the Lyric Theatre, 1800 3rd Ave N, Birmingham. Doors open at 6 p.m. Advance tickets are $15 for students and $20 for general admission. Tickets are on sale here.