February 14, 2014
Ah yes, the highly anticipated yearly event for many UQ medical students – Sports Day!
What is it? A whole day of sanctioned drinking and fun, dressed in scrubs. Here’s what the breakdown of the day looks like:
08:00 – 4th years have breakfast at the Mayne Medical School
09:45 – 4th years move on to Birdees to join the 3rd years
10:45 – 3rd & 4th years move on to Transcontinental Hotel to join 2nd years
11:30 – 2nd, 3rd & 4th years move on to Fox Hotel to join first years
12:00 – All move on to Dutton Park for General Fun with games, slip’n slides, jelly pools, bouncy castles, BBQ, etc.
17:00 – Leave from Dutton Park to after party venue
As you can see, it is literally a whole day filled with lots of drinking for all parties involved.
The #1 rule of Sports Day is: Only fourth years are allowed to wear pink scrubs, or pink anything. Anybody in the years below caught trying to wear pink will be severely punished 😉 Other than that, it’s all about having fun and enjoying the day!
Despite it being a yearly tradition, I’m sure there are many people in Brisbane who get quite confused seeing loads of people dressed in scrubs flood the streets, venues and public transportation… while intoxicated… during the day. I think this year may have been even more confusing for the general public as it was Valentine’s Day and many were dressed in pink. We even had a mention on Reddit 😛
My favourite aspect of Sports Day is champagne breakfast with PBL 25 and friends before beginning the day, pretty much a tradition now! In case you don’t know, PBL 25 was our allocated tutorial group back in first year.
This year, we met up around 6:30am at Fi’s mum’s – thank you again for having us 😀
Unfortunately, Michael didn’t join the festivities. The morning is when he studies best so he took advantage of that to study for the MCCEE. And I left after the fourth year breakfast in order to study too! Home by 10:30am, not too bad!
Some photos, enjoy!
Note: If you are interested in more photos and seeing what the entire day is like, a colleague did a great job capturing those moments. Hopefully you can view his album HERE
So much food!
PBL 25 girls + Little One!
The girls again
Mr Fielding, the creative one 😛
Driving over to Mayne Medical School for breakfast and to meet up with all the other 4th years
See of pink
Welcome speech from Professor John Pearn, our beloved UQMS Patron and Honorary Life-Member of the Society
Photos with friends!
So much pink! Had a good morning, lovely to see faces I haven’t seen in a while but definitely couldn’t be as carefree as everyone else with the MCCEE looming over me. Also needed to get studying done so that we could have the evening off for Valentine’s Day! But that’s for another post…