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Great Lies of Surgery - In a Humorous Vein


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Here are some of the great lies of surgery from days gone by when I did my training. Feel free to add recent updates:

"It was dry when we closed."

"Somebody told me to do it."

"That's the way we always do it."

"Yes, we got it all out."

"You go on down to clinic, I we be along shortly to help."
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racial slurs are always funny. you think just because you're an attending i'm not going to report you? think again, you ignorant bigot.
You reap what you sow, Raj. Don't put down others if you're not ready to catch some blowback.

To everyone: if you can't say anything nice...


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-I am a general surgery resident, and we adhere strictly to the 80 hour rule.

-Yes, you can have plenty of sleep and free time as a general surgeon.

-I love the clinic.

-I love the sicu.

-I NEVER ONCE regreted my decision to be a general surgeon.

-Never did I envy an Anesthesiologist or an Interventional Radiologist.

-Never did I once wish that I was an Orthopedic surgeon, ENT, or Urologist.

-And the MOTHER OF THEM ALL...."I love Trauma call".
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