DUCOM Students win Memmys, Benefit Libraries

DUCOM Students win Memmys, Benefit Libraries
Jenny James Lee
July 22, 2013

Students from the Drexel University College of Medicine showcased their creativity and won first place in the University of South Carolina School of Medicine’s Memmy awards, a student-produced video contest. The winning video earned Drexel’s Libraries a $2,500 donation.

This is the first year the University of South Carolina School of Medicine has hosted the Memmy awards and there were 29 entries from medical schools across the United States and the globe.

The University of South Carolina School of Medicine created the Memmys video contest as a way for medical students to express their creativity and showcase their talents beyond academic accomplishments. The contest was open to any health professions school and the video must have been created within the last five years.

Click here to view the winning video.

Second place was awarded to the Illinois College of Optometry and third place to the University of New Mexico School of Medicine.

The Libraries would like to congratulate the talented students to created this video and thank them for their hard work in earning the Libraries this generous donation.

About the Memmy’s
For years now, students in various medical fields have produced wonderful music videos that are as insightful as they are hilarious. By combining popular songs and student experiences, the videos give a glimpse into the often challenging but ultimately rewarding lives of students in the health profession. More than being a catalog of inside jokes, however, they represent a platform for creativity and an opportunity for students to showcase talents beyond academic achievements.

The University of South Carolina School of Medicine recognizes schools whose students have created the very best videos. Each year, three schools selected by a panel of judges will receive a Memmys award for display and their medical library will receive a monetary prize. All health professional schools are eligible to participate. Click here for more information on the 2013 Memmys.