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Votes needed to help UT emergency medicine residents in video competition

A funny video and some votes could earn $10,000 for The University of Toledo Medical Center Emergency Medicine Residency Program.

Check out first-year resident Dustin Dean’s video and vote once a day until Thursday, Jan. 31.

Watch resident Dustin Dean’s video and vote once a day until Thursday, Jan. 31.

The video, created by first-year resident Dustin Dean, is one of 14 submitted this year to the fourth annual Best in Emergency Medicine Video Challenge. The videos are made by residents to show why their residency research program is the best in emergency medicine.

“Everyone has been really helpful, even our program director was wearing pink scrubs and dancing,” Dean said.

The video can be watched and voted on at emp.com/utmc-em-residency-the-movie once a day until Thursday, Jan. 31. The video has received more than 1,000 votes, earning it a spot in the juried competition, where it is eligible to receive cash prizes.

The first-place resident will receive $5,000 plus $10,000 for his or her residency program, second place will receive $2,500 plus $5,000 for the program, and third place will receive $1,000 plus $2,000 for the program.

And while these prizes are great, Dean said he wanted to make the video for more than money.

“We don’t have many traditions because our residency program is fairly new,” Dean said. “I wanted us to get together and create something we could be proud of as a team.”

Dean said he was thankful for all of the help and support he has received for the video.

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