Came across this very interesting post. All the medical TV series (however interesting and glamorous they are to watch) have built a certain steerotype of a medical professional. But the truth is that all physicians aren’t as smart as Dr House, nor good looking like Dr. Shepherd, nor as dedicated as Dr. Yang. We are normal people with a normal, albeit different, job.
I had myself thought of talking about this. But for now, this post summarizes the gist of my thoughts.
Medical dramas have more often than not been immensely popular on TV. The intense life and death stories, Adonis like surgeons, uber- competitive super- attractive residents, wacky patients, natural disasters, passionate hospital romances, never- ending drama…..
Keeps the viewers hooked ….
And propagates a ton of lies and half- truths!
They present a seriously distorted concept of what a surgeon’s life is like!
Of course there are times, when interesting, intense, exciting things transpire in the operating room or in the surgical wards. After all art does imitate life. But most days in the “office” for the surgeon are mundane and uneventful. Some days can be borderline boring even!
Here are the top ten lies/ myths about surgeons that is often dispersed on medicine/ hospital based TV shows:-
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