by Jeremy Olson
A video of a musical performance by two Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgery residents has gained more than 1 million views since it was posted online Monday. Dr. Elvis Francois sang Mike Yung’s hit song “Alright” while a fellow resident, Dr. William Robinson, accompanied on piano — as an homage to patients and the stresses they encounter. Francois posted the video on his Facebook page with a nod to his inspiration. “Before he retired the legendary Dr. Franklin Sim once told me ... ‘As a surgeon, it is your responsibility to bear the burden of worry with your patients …’
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WCCO, ‘It’ll Be Alright’: Video Of Mayo Surgeons Performing Song Goes Viral — An uplifting song performed by two Mayo Clinic surgeons in Rochester caught on video has struck a chord with the internet. On Monday, Dr. Elvis Francois shared a video of him and fellow orthopedic surgery resident Dr. William Robinson performing a cover of Mike Yung’s debut single, “Alright”. Francois sings in the video, while Robinson plays piano. The video quickly went viral and it now has over 1 million views.
Post-Bulletin, Mayo doctor's viral video spurs trip to Ellen Show — Mayo doctor's viral video spurs trip to Ellen Show — Elvis Francois, a Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgery resident in his third year, is slated to make an appearance Tuesday on the Ellen Show after his latest singing video went viral, surpassing 2 million views. He will be accompanied by fellow orthopedic surgery resident Dr. William Robinson. Francois spends his time training at Mayo Clinic and occasionally posting videos of himself singing around the hospital. Additional coverage: Bring Me the News, WHIO News
Heavy.com, Elvis Francois: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know by S.M. Walsh — Today, the singing surgeons, Elvis Francois and William Robinson, will sit down with Ellen DeGeneres to discuss their newfound fame. The musical duo work as doctors at the Mayo Clinic, and have gone viral since uploading videos of them singing. Since it was uploaded, the video has gained more than 2.3 million views. Francois usually sings, while Robinson accompanies him on the piano. Interested in learning more about Francois? Read on…
Context: Elvis Francois, M.D. is a Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgery resident. Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeons are recognized nationally and internationally for their surgical technical excellence and innovative abilities to solve both simple and difficult orthopedic problems. By collaborating with scientists in Mayo Clinic research facilities for biomechanics and regenerative medicine, our surgeons develop new solutions for patients that improve healing, speed rehabilitation and improve outcomes.
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