The University of South Carolina (USC) School of Medicine Library announced the winners of the 2019 Memmys, a student-produced, music video contest. Each year, three schools are selected to receive a Memmys award. USC School of Medicine has been sponsoring the video contest since 2013. This year, Perelman School of Medicine (PSOM) took FIRST PRIZE! In the video, current first-year students tell the incoming class all about life before medical school in their rendition of Ariana Grande’s “thank u, next” for the entering class of 2019!”
Along with bragging rights, the award includes a cash prize of $1,500 to the institution’s health sciences library. The Biomedical Library thanks both the PSOM students and USC for this generous gift. We presented the video’s director, Clare Teng, MD ’22, with a few ideas for how the gift money could be spent. Clare opted for virtual reality (VR) equipment for our forthcoming VR Room. The Memmys plaque awarded by USC will be displayed in the VR Room in recognition of the gift and the students’ success.
It’s no surprise that Clare, who graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2018 with majors in Biological Basis of Behavior and Economics, also minored in Cinema Studies. Clare enjoys videography in her free time and is interested in exploring the intersection between media and healthcare.
The Biomedical Library would like to congratulate Clare and the full team of students who produced the video and thank them for helping to support the mission of the Library.
Stay tuned for more information about the forthcoming VR Room at the Biomedical Library.