2020//#109: "Artificial Identities"
February 19-22, 2020
When Olivia does not receive an acceptance from UofT’s medical school, she wonders if she needs to change herself in order to achieve her dreams. She meets Cam, an intimidatingly confident and impossibly productive newly accepted member of the class who can sense a burnout in her future if she doesn’t take some time for herself before starting medical school. The two hatch a plan where Olivia will take Cam’s place in the class for the first week of school to gather information about what makes a successful applicant, while Cam will travel and recharge from her years of relentless work to get into medicine. Of course, it’s not that simple. While Olivia tries to keep a low profile as “Cam”, the administration has a plan to gain greater insight into UofT’s medical students than ever before -- and things are about to get real. Secrets, sacrifice, and self-discovery -- it all goes down in Artificial Identities.
2016//#105: "The Devil Wears Scrubs'"
February 17-20, 2016
Spencer McQueen thought he was prepared for clerkship - top of his class, admired by his peers, praised by his teachers, loved by his patients. What he wasn't prepared for was Dr. Alex Bell, whose cold practice of medicine leaves him perplexed and enraged. But when Spencer’s patients turn out to be more than he bargained for, he starts to realize that perhaps Dr. Bell has a method to her madness after all.
2015//#104: "A SONG OF 'SCRIPTS AND SCRUBS'"
February 18-21, 2015
Edwin Lark has got it all. He’s got the looks, the ladies, and the logical reductionism that every good medical student needs. His skill and savvy has earned him the coveted position of Student Representative. As right hand man to Dr. Galileo Ballantine, the CEO of Justin Bieber Memorial Hospital, Edwin enjoys the privileges of the top spot, but also must grapple with the challenges that come with the job. He might be the smartest clerk in town, but being at Ballantine’s beck and call just might prove too much, even for him!
2014 // #103: OMG Accreditation!
February 19-22, 2014
Accreditation, the evaluation process of a hospital, is a crazy time for any institution, especially Toronto Memorial General, ranked the #1 hospital...on the list of Worst Hospitals in Toronto.
Melville is a nervous 4th year medical student who is just trying to pass his rotation under the most esteemed doctor in the hospital. Things finally start looking up for him until his patient starts acting strangely. Will he be able to figure out what's wrong with his patient all the while helping the hospital pass their hardest (and craziest) accreditation yet?
2012 // #101: The Root of What Plagues You
February 22-25, 2012
Have you ever wanted to see a production of such ambition, humour, and wonder that you would be able to tell your children "I was there when it all began, the greatest professional-school production in history!"?
Well this isn't that, but it's still pretty good!
Come out this year to be regaled with tales of heroism, heraldry, and something else that begins with the letter H. Horses maybe.
Set in medieval times, a lone doctor - and his trustworthy companions - must cure the town of a mysterious blight that has encroached upon it.
How else are you going to win the hand of a fair maiden betrothed to a king? It's pretty much the only way.
And remember, all proceeds go to cancer research, so you should feel really really bad if you don't go.
2011 // #100: Daffydilirium
February 21-23, 2011
When the most ill-tempered, unenthusiastic medical student ever to grace UofT's halls is forced to direct the 100th Daffydil, the production rapidly falls into utter disarray.
And then the night before the opening, with a terrible play imminent, something VERY special happens...
Audience Warning: Now in 3D. No glasses required! (unless you need glasses to see)
2010 // #99: Unbecoming Doctors
February 17-20, 2010
Getting into medical school is not easy. Getting back into medical school after being expelled for desecrating the Hippocratic Oath is pretty much impossible. Unless, of course, you have a group of friends who know a little something about blackmail. Will Orchid get a second chance at making the grade? And more importantly, will it be the sleaze-ball Maximillion or the naïve bumbling Pete who wins her heart at the end of this Hippocromantic tramedy…
The show contains tasteful sexual content, necessary violence, cathartic profanities, and fart jokes. If this were a movie, it would be rated PG-13, at least.
2009 // #98: Internuts
February 18-21, 2009
Gearing up for its 98th season, Daffydil is a musical production that raises funds for the Canadian Cancer Society. Since its inception in 1905, Daffydil has contributed over $500,000 to the deserving charity and has been recognized with the Canadian Cancer Society's Community Partner Award.
What Daffydil is especially known for, however, is entertaining over 1500 guests each year with a fantastic and comical musical performance! The production has evolved from a small variety show into a full-fledged parody that includes acting, singing, music, and dancing. From directing to fundraising to script-writing, every aspect of the show is created by students from the Faculty of Medicine's departments of medicine, physical & occupational therapy, speech language pathology, biomedical communications, and medical radiation sciences.
2006 - #95: A Reunion To Remember
February 22-25, 2006
Now in its 95th year, the Faculty of Medicine’s annual show Daffydil is produced, directed, written, & performed entirely by students in the Departments of Medicine, Physical & Occupational Therapy, Speech Language Pathology, Biomedical Communications, & Medical Radiation Sciences.
All proceeds are directed to the Canadian Cancer Society, & in 2005 our donation exceeded $30,000. In 2006, Daffydil takes on the format of a murder-mystery & is sure to entertain its viewers through comedy, song, dance, & music. ‘Daffydil 2006: A Reunion to Remember’ promises to be memorable indeed, & is a show not to be missed!