Music is great way to reinforce text book learning and vice versa. You’ll be sure to activate all modalities of learning such as visual, auditory, and kinesthetic. This section includes USMLE and Emergency Medicine Review topics such as pediatric vesicular rashes, maculopapular rashes of childhood, pediatric vital signs, facial nerve, vasopressors, carpal bones, seizures, lumbosacral plexus, and eye problems. More on the way! 

Through narratives, I explore social problems in medicine such as burnout, immigration, gun violence, health policy, advance directives, and veteran suicide.

Rhyming Live

Open Poetry Night… Wrote this track about Advance Directives the day before, so had very little time to memorize it…

Raw Footage of Live performance of Evidence Based Medicine for Everyday Health Conference at Apella NYC June 11th 2019.

Open Poetry Night… Wrote this track about Veteran Suicide the day before, so had very little time to memorize it…

Cleavon Gilman

about me

I was born in Long Branch, New Jersey, but grew up in Lakewood and Rahway NJ. After high school I spent 6 years as a medic in the Navy and Marines with deployments to Okinawa, Japan and Iraq. I'm a graduate of Southwestern Community College in San Diego and the University of California at Berkeley. I obtained my medical degree at the University of California at San Francisco. I am currently the Educational Chief Resident in Emergency Medicine at New-York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell and Columbia. I use hip-hop music to teach and reinforce medicine to medical students and residents for board review. I also uses narrative music to highlight social issues such as burnout, gun violence, and immigration.