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Tragedy or comedy: IU School of Medicine class hosts SNL-style show


INDIANAPOLIS — So, you think you want to be a doctor. Well first you have to survive medical school. And who better to spoof the process than the Indiana University School of Medicine Class of 2017.

The IU School of Medicine Second Year Show, or “2YS,” will perform “Saturday Night Live”-type skits about life in medical school to raise funds for class projects. Doors open at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16, and the performance will begin at 7 p.m. at Madame Walker Theatre, 617 Indiana Ave., Indianapolis. The public is invited, and tickets will be available at the door for $15 for students and $25 for general admission.

This is the first year for 2YS at Indiana University, and students from all nine of the medical school campuses will participate. Similar Second Year Shows at Harvard Medical School and at Yale University School of Medicine are well-respected traditions. Their skits have been showcased on national media outlets, including the Harvard student video “What Does the Spleen Do,” a parody of the viral hit “The Fox.”