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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  • Dave Smurf

     (May 15, 2018)

    I love her Brutal yet almost “dry”humoured take on everything. Would 10/10 watch again

  • AI FlipShifter

     (2 days ago)

    "Surgeons read the New Yorker" lol

  • ElPseudocrítico

     (Nov 16, 2018)

    I'm actually rewatching it.

  • mp6578

     (Sep 28, 2018)

    My mom had a spinal surgery that she had to be woken up in the middle of and when she woke up the doctor was playing the Beatles' Abbey Road album because my mom's name is Abbey

  • Dalayna Perales

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  • Pink Kulfi

     (2 days ago)

    +Gamer George when they were putting me to sleep the surgeons were listening to maroon 5 and talking about how much they love them lol

  • PhantomSavage

     (Jul 29, 2018)

    ... so it turns out Dr. Strange was a surprisingly accurate depiction of both the surgery room and a surgeon's general personality.

  • nomthewise648

     (1 day ago)

    Yeah his sterile technique was horrendous

  • Ariel Hunt

     (Nov 17, 2018)

    Seriously I'd love for you to bring her back. She's both funny and chill but also very informative. Her and Erik Singer are definitely my favorite experts you've brought on.

  • phillips

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  • monsterkukie

     (3 days ago)

    and lucy lang as well

  • Whitney Wolfe

     (Oct 1, 2018)

    A midwife should review depicted births next. It’s always wrong.

  • Cavey Möth

     (Apr 4, 2019)

    +Sigrid Shaezhra Madrid And now I'm suddenly inspired on how a new Call of Duty game could begin its campaign...

  • Sigrid Shaezhra Madrid

     (Apr 4, 2019)

    +Cavey Möth Yes, it happens. They call it a breech presentation.

  • ten-chan

     (Jul 5, 2018)

    a WINE GLASS ?!

  • Suffer No Fools

     (Mar 29, 2019)


  • Misselsa 88

     (Mar 26, 2019)

    +PrezPendejo how can .. how can people even get a wineglass up in there? The circumference AND the suction it must make.. and you've seen worse .. 😳😵.

  • Freak Boy

     (Aug 18, 2018)

    5:03 the shiver she gets is comical

  • Griff

     (18 hours ago)

    +96NickBeats I'd be willing to be that because she is a surgeon there is no chance that she has a random "shake" issue.

  • Thea Bruknerová

     (Apr 12, 2019)

    I think it's some kind of a syndrom, I get it too

  • Cassandra Choo

     (Feb 21, 2019)

    this video made me realize two things:1) A surgeon's job is incredibly complex and scary2) Netflix should have NEVER gotten rid of Scrubs

  • Sigrid Shaezhra Madrid

     (Apr 4, 2019)

    I agree. Even as a doctor, it's one of the most challenging trainings. (Generally, of course, it's tough to be a doctor.) In Surgery, it requires a lot of skill and knowledge. And that skill takes time to develop. In our country, (I don't know if it's the same for the others), the residential training of doctors for surgery is longer compared to doctors training as Pediatricians, Internists, and Obstetricians.

  • contemplativegirl21

     (2 days ago)

    "Happy nightmares." Lol, she's savage. :-)

  • MrGoldInfinity

     (Mar 14, 2018)

    She has a graceful fury. Shes pretty cool

  • Jon Moore

     (Apr 1, 2019)

    Perfectly put

  • dawn

     (Jul 30, 2018)

    I love the phrase graceful fury. thank you for that