In 1955, a "gripe session" between Pitt Med students at a local bar turned into an idea to share with the public the unique challenges of medical school. Thus was born the first Scope and Scalpel musical production -- full of hidden talents, musical parodies, and the occasional friendly jab at faculty and staff. The tradition has carried on for over 6 decades, making Scope and Scalpel the longest running annual theatrical production in Western Pennsylvania.
The Class of 2019 is proud to carry on the tradition with the 65th Scope and Scalpel! We can't believe that our 4 years at Pitt Med are winding down. It seems like just yesterday we were honored at our white coat ceremony -- how far we have come!
How You Can Help:
Donate!! It is with the generous support of parents, faculty, alumni, and friends that Scope and Scalpel continues to provide a humorous outlet to share the triumphs and tribulations of our time at Pitt Med, and lets us showcase the talents of our class. Every dollar raised through this campaign will be used to cover production costs, including venue, costumes, props, sets, program and playbill printing, and supporting the future of Scope and Scalpel.
Spread the word. We understand that not everyone is able to contribute financially, but you can always help us by sharing the link to this page! Updates on the show and teaser videos will be provided here!
Come to our show. More details of this year's theme, ticket sales, and show information is forthcoming (starting March 15th!). Please cheer us on as we say a final farewell to Pitt Med as the Class of 2019.
Highlights from Past Productions:
Take a look at ALL 64 of our prior playbills HERE (scroll down to the "Detailed Contents" section). Can you spot your Pitt Med year?
Choose a giving level
Your dreams are big, and so is that stack of MCAT prep books. $10 gets you one extra (imaginary) point on the bio section, and a warm welcome from your future med student colleagues.
We know you are working on the wards, studying for step 1 and generally just trying to get by. Why not take some of that hard-earned loan money and throw it our way? $25 isn’t that much when you pay it off over 30 years.
Dearest intern: Thank you for always double checking my I/Os, co-signing my orders, making sure I'm allowed to eat lunch, and generally ensuring that I'm un-pimpable on rounds. Oh, and that $50 wasn't bad either... Love, your MS4
Your medical student has diligently run the CHA2DS2-VASc, HAS-BLED, ASCVD, CURB-65, APGAR, MOCA, CAGE, WASP, GCS, and PHQ-9 assessments on your entire floor. Please consider contributing to their SANITY score with a generous $250 donation.
Budgeting and expenses have now become a part of your job, so you know first-hand how difficult it can be to adequately supply your team with the equipment they need. But $500 can buy....CHAIRS! And tables, and buckets, and surgical caps, and....basically all the props we'll need in the show.
Could you imagine that a four-letter word could carry so much power, respect, and (obviously) a guaranteed mention in this year's show?? Keep it on the down low, but word on the street is they are looking for a new one. A contribution of $1,000 will make sure that you watch in style -- padded seats, air conditioning, and Scope and Scalpel’s support of your future deanship, -- yes it can all be yours.