Surgical Resident Breaks Down 49 Medical Scenes From Film & TV | WIRED

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  • Published on:  Wednesday, March 14, 2018
  • Annie Onishi, general surgery resident at Columbia University, takes a look at emergency room and operating room scenes from a variety of television shows and movies and breaks down how accurate they really are. Would the adrenaline scene from Pulp Fiction actually play out that way? Is all that medical jargon we hear in shows like Grey's Anatomy and House true-to-life? Is removing a bullet really a cure-all for a gunshot wound?

    Correction: We misidentified the type of worm in the Grey's Anatomy episode at 5:23! It was actually Ascaris lumbricoides,not Strongyloides

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  • Rachel W

    Rachel W

     14 hours ago

    12:54 patient is conscious during face transplant. Patient ALSO has a full face of makeup and that would never happen either, as her skin would be 100% bare, clean, and sterile!

  • Brettisen


     18 hours ago

    i love these videos, especially as a nursing student this was funny and interesting to see.. it's practically impossible to find a good engaging somewhat accurate medical drama. but i have to say, in sweden a deceased person would not be wearing any kind of alarm or tracker. BUT yes to the no normal windows and no patient care on the ground floor

  • Moritz Sir

    Moritz Sir

     3 days ago

    What i hate most is defibrillating an asystolie

  • Alex Jean

    Alex Jean

     3 days ago

    I think she's missing the point of some of these movies...

  • Mikael G

    Mikael G

     3 days ago

    That lady is so cool.

  • The National Meme

    The National Meme

     4 days ago

    lol my local hospital's er has a viewing gallery

  • Jean M

    Jean M

     5 days ago

    Love her “arrogance” (as some would say but I would go more with healthy confidence) she actually reminds me of Yang! Also her wittiness and sarcasm is on point. And the part where she bragged about her surgery time. 😂

  • SEABORNE1971


     5 days ago

    This girl is so attractive, my god, that smart kind of look kills me

  • Crofregernish


     6 days ago

    How about that ambulances have their own entrances?
    I got to the trauma bay through some sort of garage. I don't remember going in or out, just being wheeled through what seemed like a giant garage.

  • karl keiderling

    karl keiderling

     6 days ago

    200 joules of monophasic is outdated. 200 joules of Biphasic is currently used in Zoll defibrillators. The only Defib I know of that uses 360 is Physiocontrol.

  • Gregory Ford

    Gregory Ford

     6 days ago

    I heard plenty of Surgeons say Scrubs is super accurate. I've heard the opposite about Grey's

  • Sanad Saudi

    Sanad Saudi

     7 days ago

    Technique Critique of Pilots breaking down movie cockpit scenes would be really interesting!!!

  • Michael Pilz

    Michael Pilz

     7 days ago +1

    those green eyes is why i come! Wow!

  • Eric Taylor

    Eric Taylor

     8 days ago

    8:50 I had to have surgery on my scalp. I told the doctor I would shave my head on the morning of the operation, he said not to. In fact, he said if I shaved my head, they would have to cancel the surgery.

  • Eric Taylor

    Eric Taylor

     8 days ago +1

    She has got amazing eyes.

  • Rawr5649


     8 days ago

    I woke up while they were gluing me shut after donating a kidney. I knew I wasn't supposed to be awake, but all I could come up with to say was "So you guys up for some basketball after this?"

  • Doge15


     8 days ago

    2:15 VTEC ?

  • lavakillu


     8 days ago

    Great job, Dr. Onishi! I've been vexed by the inaccurate portrayals of hospital dramas for years! Crappy CPR, shocking asystole, inaccurate meds being ordered for the rhythm being shown on the monitors, unsecured ET tubes and intubated patients talking up a storm! I'm willing to suspend belief when the shows are comedic but, when they supposed to be "real", it seems like the produces could have dedicated a little of their budget on consulting actual doctors and nurses to get it right. Even the "real" ER shows, like "Trauma, Life In The ER" and "Code Blue: Savannah" show a slightly altered view of ER/OR life as everyone acts a little differently when they know there's a camera is in the room.

  • Marcelino Rosas

    Marcelino Rosas

     9 days ago

    She did great

  • Lucy Unicorn

    Lucy Unicorn

     9 days ago

    Omg the butt part