January 14, 2016

Best Medicine Show set for Jan. 29

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Students from the UAB School of Medicine take the stage Friday, Jan. 29, 2016 at the historic Alabama Theatre for The Best Medicine Show, an annual philanthropic event showcasing the students’ creative sides with short digital films, music and dance. Proceeds from the event go to 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, 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.

“Our students work so hard throughout the school year to create short films, dances and musical performances,” said Abby Threet, producer of The Best Medicine Show. “It’s incredible to me how creative and talented a bunch of future physicians can be, on top of learning all of their school material.” 

And though the performers may be poking fun at their own lives, the show’s organizers say there will be acts anyone can enjoy. The show’s organizers say that in addition to being a creative outlet, the show allows medical students to give back to Birmingham. 

“I cannot wait to see how much we have raised by the night of the show to donate to Equal Access Birmingham,” said Lauren Hoepfner, marketing chair of The Best Medicine Show. “BMS reveals a side of the School of Medicine that people don’t normally get to see, which is why I think it’s such a great event!” 

The show begins at 7 p.m. inside Alabama Theatre, 1817 3rd Ave N, Birmingham. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Advance tickets are $7 for students and $10 for general admission. Tickets purchased at the door are $15. The online student price extends to students from other colleges and universities.

Visit www.bestmedicineshow.com to purchase tickets or find more information. 

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