Smoker 2017 Promo Video


To our clinical colleagues, curious classmates and researchers of all ages, it is our esteemed pleasure and crushing burden to announce the 99th Annual Galens Smoker:

The Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever Horror Picture Show

Friday, March 3rd & Saturday, March 4th, 2017

Curtain 7pm, Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre

Enter, if you dare, into a world without empathy. A place where attendings and medical students continually treat patients with callous; a place where VIP treatment means no one laughs at the patient during the physical exam; a place where UMHS Michigan Medicine is nearly unrecognizable. This is the world that our heroes stumble into after their car breaks down on a very special, very dark and very stormy night. For this is the night that one crazed transplant surgeon scientist is set to unveil his plan to restore empathy at Michigan. Based on the cult classic, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, our show portrays the ongoing debate of whether empathy can be taught, the pitfalls of practicing medicine without empathy, and the riotous outcomes when empathy runs rampant. Will our heroes fix their flat tire? Will science win the hearts and minds of clinical medicine? Will intermission ever get here? We can confidently answer all of those questions with, absolutely maybe! Nonetheless, we guarantee live music, singing, dancing, and scantily clad actors, audience participation, and props.


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The Galens Smoker
 is produced by the Galens Medical Society, a 501(c)3 non-profit and medical student organization with over a one-hundred year history at the University of Michigan. Galens brings together faculty and students through community service and social events. 
For more information about our parent organization, see the Galens Medical Society website.