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Fourth-year show returns with a blast

Yale Medicine Magazine, 2019 - Summer


After a three-year hiatus, an annual Yale School of Medicine tradition made its triumphant return to the stage on Saturday, March 30, to very positive reviews.

Written, directed, and performed by graduating medical students and MD-PhD candidates, The Final Master Course was a musical sendup of the Class of 2019’s medical-school experience. Many of the parts were filled by enthusiastic students whose energy more than made up for their inexperience on stage, though some clearly had backgrounds in music and theater.

Formerly known as the “Second-Year Show” and held by second-year medical students, the reborn Fourth-Year Show gave students a chance to poke lighthearted fun at themselves, one another, beloved faculty, and administrators.

“We very much hope that this show will cement the newly revived tradition of the Fourth-Year Show for years to come,” said Jack Zhao, fourth-year student and executive producer.