British Medical Institution to change its name

Funny story written by IainB

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

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Winner of the Biggest FATTI(ES) each year will win this trophy

The British Medical Institute is to change its name in order to spare it's students embarrassment.

For years, students at the BMI have proudly announced their final exam scores to all and sundry, and cries such as "I have thirty-seven on my BMI!" were quite commonplace in doctor's lounges across the country.

In recent years, a more health conscious (if not healthy) Britain has become obsessed with their Body Mass Index, which is also abbreviated to BMI. Anything above twenty-four is considered overweight, and anything above thirty is considered obese. With the lowest recorded BMI exam result being a thirty, weight savvy Brits are reluctant to take dietary advice off a doctor who claims to have a thirty plus BMI score.

"We are going to be rebranding," said Dr Gupta Phati, chair at the BMI. "From early November we will be known as Faculty for Applied Therapeutic Treatments Institute (England and Scotland)."

Doctors are embracing this rebranding, and will be proudly announcing how big their FATTI(ES) are when they meet. As part of the relaunch, there will be an award ceremony for the doctor with the biggest FATTI(ES) score, with a prize called the Faculty for Applied Therapeutic Treatments Institute (England and Scotland) Trophy, or FATTI(ES)T designed by Tracey Emin.

"We hope this move will help disassociate obesity from the good work our institute does for doctors in England and Scotland. The Welsh can sod off. They're all fat giffers anyway."

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