- For every cool medical show or funny story on a medical blog, there are hundreds of boring stories.
- Tv shows like House and even the ones on the Discovery channel are made for entertainment.
- They all have a morsel of truth (a very small morsel in the case of House), but it’s portrayed in such a way as to make it sensational so that more people will watch it.
- The boring parts like paperwork, charting, waiting for test results, dealing with insurance companies, and the tons of routine patient visits are left out because they don’t draw tv viewers (or blog followers…).
Brilliant advice! Those endless hours of paperwork hell never get shown. The running up and down corridors requesting tests never get talked about. In some tv shows you see professors of surgery or medicine pushing trolleys! Yes it might happen, you can count those events on your one hand.
So think long and hard before jumping into the chaos!
100% truth right there
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