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Scope & Scalpel 2017

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Project ended on March 26, at 11:59 AM EDT
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Scope & Scalpel 2017

Although their campaign has concluded, if you would still like to make a donation to support Scope and Scalpel, you may always do so here.


Scope and Scalpel is an annual musical parody produced by the graduating class of Pitt School of Medicine. This year marks the 63rd production, and the Class of 2017 is excited to carry on the tradition.   

Show times are on May 19th and 21st, more info to come!

Who We Are

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 2017 is proud to carry on the tradition with the 63rd 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 more. 
  • 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!
  • Come to our show. More details of this year's theme, ticket sales, and show information is forthcoming. Please cheer us on as we say a final farewell to Pitt Med Class of 2017.  

Highlights from Past Productions

Take a look at ALL 62 of our prior playbills HERE. Can you spot your Pitt Med year?


Choose a giving level


The Pre-Med

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 colleagues.


The Med Student

You know what year you are based on the color of your white coat. Don't let that random brown stain get you down, $25 will fund a communal bottle of bleach and several rounds of laundry.


The Intern

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


The Resident

With great power comes great responsibility. For $100, you can help support your friendly medical student. Remember, the one you left in the resident lounge 3 days ago without dismissing for the day? Yes, he is still there.


The Attending

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 her SANITY score with a generous $250 donation.


The Chair

Budgeting and expenses has 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.


The Dean

Could you imagine that a four letter word could carry so much power, respect, and (obviously) a guaranteed mention in this year's show?? A contribution of $1000 will make sure that you watch in style -- padded seats, air conditioning, an assortment of baked goods and sodas available for purchase to be consumed outside of the venue during intermission only, please -- yes it can all be yours.

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