Ready for the first-ever musical parody produced by Stanford medical students? Filmed on campus last month and released this afternoon, Dear Future Doctor features a group of mostly first-years singing and dancing to the tune of one of Meghan Trainor's recent hits. Featuring characters like the Late Doctor, the Greedy Doctor and the Celebrity Doctor, the song also - in the words of producer/writer/editor/first-year student Gun Ho Lee - aims to teach a lesson "on what the future doctor is NOT to do."
The song "is meant to be a satire of the 21st century American medical system," director/writer/ second-year student Joshua Wortzel elaborates. "In her song, Meghan Trainor pokes fun at some of the unfortunate aspects of modern courtship and gender norms" - and Dear Future Doctor, in turn, pokes fun at some of the things that "we medical students learn about becoming doctors."