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girl with a knife – the tired ramblings of a female surgeon-in-training

Tag: humor

Outside Hospital

Some humor for the new interns – you’ll discover that it would be funnier if it weren’t true.


No, really…

I’m not that good.  The lovely Gemma appears to disagree and sent me a completely undeserved “One Lovely Blog” award of appreciation.  It comes with a few rules, but I’m going to be a wet blanket and only observe the first two:

1) Thank the person who nominated you and link them in your post.

Thanks for the recognition!

2) Share seven possibly unknown things about yourself.

Here goes nothin’:

1.  When I started medical school, I had a list of specialties that I didn’t want to go into.  Surgery was number one.

2.  The first time that I first-assisted on a case during med school, I knew I was in trouble.

3.  My alternative career choices for medicine were to be an astronaut or a journalist.

4.  I wanted to be the next Christiane Amanpour but later realized that I would have been a terrible journalist.  I would have quit because the editors messed with my writing too much.

5.  I would have also been a terrible astronaut.  I’m a nervous flyer.

6.  I didn’t eat chicken for a full year after doing a dissection in high school.  We were dissecting a cat and the muscles looked way too similar.

7.  I think Scrubs really is the most accurate medical show.  Not only were the generally quite accurate on the medical facts, they also captured the emotion quite well – the minor victories and losses that we experience in the hospital everyday.  Though I have yet to reenact West Side Story in the halls.

Think I’ll skip that ER, thanks

Do you know what they call alternative medicine that works?


The Colorectal Surgeon Song

Workin’ where the sun don’t shine…

Yeah, there’s probably something very wrong with many of us surgeons. :p

I love anesthesiologists

Really, I do.  They can be very entertaining.  Hehehe…

For the weekend, have some rocket surgery

Top Gear makes a space shuttle. Things go as well as you might expect.