Young docs drop drawers for prostate cancer research

Issue: BCMJ, Vol. 51, No. 6, July, August 2009, page(s) 264 Pulsimeter
A. Daniel Malebranche, MSc, MD

Students in the Faculty of Medicine at UBC have released a male model pinup calendar as a fundraiser for prostate cancer research. “Men in Medicine” features medical students and medical residents wearing only minimal clothing. The calendar is officially endorsed by Prostate Cancer Canada (formerly the Prostate Cancer Research Foundation of Canada), and all proceeds are donated to this organization. The calendar runs until the end of 2010, and it is being sold for a minimum donation of $16.

Prostate cancer “quick facts” with a Canadian focus can be found on each month, as can illustrated pictures of human anatomy from the 20th edition of the classic text Grey’s Anatomy. The main draw of the calendar is the 20 photographs of some of Canada’s finest future medical doctors. The photographs remain tasteful by striking a balance between sexy and self-mocking. Accompanying each photograph is an often humorous biography of the model, detailing his future medical career ambitions and general interests. For more information contact Matt Mayer at 604 716-6853 or Order online at (shipped by mail).

—Daniel Malebranche, BSc
Class of 2011, On behalf of the BCE