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Okay, first let me say I understand that most of you hate fictional medical show. Second, I know most of you are WAY too busy studying or working to watch TV.

But I just have to ask this question.

What kind of doctor is that fellow on that Fox show, "House" ?
I mean, aside form him being a pain in the tookus?

Is he a hospitalist, an Internist, an IM in some subspecialty? What?
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Please put me out of my misery...

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sunnyjohn said:
Okay, first let me say I understand that most of you hate fictional medical show. Second, I know most of you are WAY too busy studying or working to watch TV.

But I just have to ask this question.

What kind of doctor is that fellow on that Fox show, "House" ?
I mean, aside form him being a pain in the tookus?

Is he a hospitalist, an Internist, an IM in some subspecialty? What? confused:

Please put me out of my misery...

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House is the type of doctor to which I aspire!
 

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House is the type of doctor to which I aspire!

I believe I remember during one of the first episodes they described his specialty as: Diagnostic Medicine. I thought I would like the program more, however, when they started filming more outside of the hospital than within it I changed the channel. Its kewl to practice your differentials though...at least for the "zebras."

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I thought it was Infectious Disease.
 
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A fake-out ...hmmm. Is there a real specialty that would be comparative?

I know this thread will probably get shut down for nonsense, but an answer before the would be great.

Thanks for the replies... I can rest my addled brain.... :p

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I always viewed him as an internist. Although he does remind me of my path instructor.
 

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At some point they said he was ID. Go figure!
 

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Yeah I thought he was definitely ID. But the other doctors on his team are also specialists in other ideas. One of the guys is a neurologist, and the other one is a heme/onc doc I believe. I like the show, it always keeps me guessing! I didnt think they filmed outside of the hospital a lot, it seems like they are always in the hospital!
 

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I find it funny. It especially makes me laugh at how the three non-House, M.D. doctors do all the procedures: atherectomies, craniotomies, bone marrow taps, exploratory laparotomies...those three must be board-certified in everything.
 

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think they had one on rabies, but it was a dead give-away from early on.
 

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house blows...

the 3 non-house m.d. are apparently attendings (at least having gone through residency and fellowship if i remember the dialogue correctly) yet they act and are like idiotic, dumb interns, at the same time performing all the procedures in the hospital

house sucks

scrubs all the way
 

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This is America. We can watch both. [EDITED TO ADD: with the help of TiVo.] ;)

My theory is that the fellowship the 3 docs have is so well-paid that the hospital can't afford techs, RN's, or staff docs in many other specialties -- thus the three main ones doing everything. That, or they're so universally respected (or hated. I vote for hated) that every time we see a room with just them and maybe a patient, one to ten people have run away just before the scene started.

For the record, House is as stated above; ID. And his position is 'Chief of Diagnostic Medicine,' whatever that means. Australian Guy is a Critical Care doc; Omar Epps is a Neurologist; and Hot Woman is... uh... I dunno. She specializes in being capable yet vulnerable, I think. Dr. Dead Poet is an Oncologist, and the only staff doc who can endure House's terrible personality.

The show has really grown on me, mostly because about 12 times per episode, I can say, "wow, their lives would be so much easier if they could hire a tech or two."
 

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Hey, nothing could be worse than the movie "Flatliners", 1st year med students defibrillating and injecting each other (and shocking a flatline).
 

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I don't know why they don't make him an Internist who did a Toxicology fellowship, as a lot of the patients appear to have copper toxicity (2 episodes in a row), or poisoning from some kind of environmental toxin. I guess all the docs in the hospital must be family practioners since they do a bit of everything:)

This show has got to be one of the cheesiest I've ever seen; and this is coming from someone who watches ER every week.. I think I'm going back to Scrubs..
 

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Idiopathic said:
I find it funny. It especially makes me laugh at how the three non-House, M.D. doctors do all the procedures: atherectomies, craniotomies, bone marrow taps, exploratory laparotomies...those three must be board-certified in everything.
tack on your run-of-the-mill vitrectomy as well!
 

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Just a weird random fact: Hugh Laurie (House) has been cast as Perry White in the upcoming Superman film. Discuss! :D
 

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salsadoc44 said:
Febrifuge - thanks for reminding me we live in America, apparently i did not realize that...
No, thank you, for reminding me not to assume things -- for instance that educated people will know the difference between a harmless joke and a barbed insult.

Not every dumb thing people say is meant to be aimed at you, my friend. My line wasn't funny, okay, that's fine, but please don't accuse me of calling you stupid. I meant no offense, and I'm sincerely sorry you thought I was making a dig. I should be more careful. :rolleyes:

For the record, for anyone who doesn't have the technology or the desire to tape one and watch the other, Scrubs is definitely the show to watch. So, see? We even agree.
 

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is it just me or is scrubs the most realistic medical tv show? i even got a question right on step I because of scrubs.
 

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willlynilly said:
is it just me or is scrubs the most realistic medical tv show? i even got a question right on step I because of scrubs.
Now that's a Step I study strategy I like!
 

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salsadoc44 said:
Febrifuge - thanks for reminding me we live in America, apparently i did not realize that...
Not all of us live in America. Some of us live in TEXAS!
 

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he is double boarded in ID and nephrology.
correct!!! i remember this when he told the patients in the waiting room this and then told him he was addicted to his pain meds, and then asked who wanted to be his first patient of the day.
 

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Yes, they did mention House is in ID. It seems that he works on what some hospitals now call "treatment dilemma teams." These services are typically in larger hospitals and take the best residents from various specialties, (medicine, psychiatry, neurology, ID, ob/gyn, surgery, etc) and work them on this team that receives referrals for cases that are particulary puzzling and/or require a lot of time and energy to figure out.