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Surgeon Stereotypes

Discussion in 'Surgery and Surgical Subspecialties' started by DrCoreyOSU, Apr 8, 2004.

  1. DrCoreyOSU

    DrCoreyOSU Cytotoxic!
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    Hey folks,

    I was wondering about the many different stereotypes surgical specialities have of other specialities (surgical or otherwise). The ones I know of so far are...

    1.) Orthopods have to be as strong as an ox, and half as smart.

    2.) ER docs triage everything.

    3.) The old Internists know everything, surgeons can do everything and pathologists know everything and can do everything, they're just too late.

    I don't want this to turn ugly, I just thought it might be fun to see what everybody thinks of everybody else.

    Cheers,
    -Corey
     
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  2. Leukocyte

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    I thought it went like this:

    Surgeons: Do Everything, Know Nothing.

    Internal Medicine: Know Everything, Do Nothing.

    Pathologists: Know Everything, Do Everything, But Too Late.

    Psychiatrists: Know Nothing, Do Nothing.

    ER: Well, They Are Nothing. +pissed+

    Note: This post is just for fun, and I mean no disrespect, except maybe for the???..
     
  3. How about this one?


    Anesthesiologists: Ka-Ching!! $$$$$$$$$:love:
     
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    ....yawn.....post something less predictable brachial plex.
     
  5. bustbones26

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    How about this stereotype---

    "surgeons are perverts!"

    I have heard more than a few fess up to this
     
  6. apma77

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    anyone who isnt getting laid cause they work 120 hrs a week with no vacation and crappy pay has no choice but to be a pervert
     
  7. Winged Scapula

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    Who's working 120 hours a week without vacations anymore?
     
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    DrCoreyOSU

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    I don't know about all surgeons being perverts...but I have seen a few gen surgeons juggle their patients jubblies while on the OR table...all in the name of science, of course.
     
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    surgeons - obnoxious people

    internists - jealous of surgeons

    anesthesiologists - could care less



    general surgeons - knows everyone in the hospital

    ophthalmologists - no where to be found


    orthopaedics - forgot how to take a blood pressure. think celexa is the newest blood pressure medicine

    psychiatrists - think compartment syndrome is a feature of ocd

    orthopaedics - think if you have ocd, its osteochondritis dissecans
     
  10. Astroman

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    How do you hide a dollar bill from a:

    General Surgeon? On their kid's forehead.

    Orthopedist? In a book.

    Internist? Under a bandage.

    Cardiologist? You can't hide a dollar from a cardiologist.
     
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    DrCoreyOSU

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    hahaha, so true
     
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    How about this...

    Everyone deep down wants to be able to do what surgeons can do, but are too inherently lazy to step up!
     
  13. apma77

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    quicksilver....please....get a life...not ALL physicians wanna be surgeons..some of us wanna be far from it we could care less!
     
  14. dry dre

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    :laugh: So far away...care less...which means hanging out in the surgery forum :laugh:
     
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    Uh, apma77... I think you meant 'could NOT care less.'
     
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    Simplify it a bit:

    Everyone wants to be a surgeon, but most don't have the balls...
     
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    spoken like a real surgeon, no less!
     
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    You won't think this when you want a psychiatrist to detox half of your patients on the trauma service. ;)

    OH and What's the definition of a double blind study?
    An orthopod trying to read an EKG. :p
     
  20. Mirror Form

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    another version of this is:
    what's the definition of a double blind study?
    => two orthopods holding a stethoscope
     
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    Warning: This stereotype is sexist....

    You have been warned....

    If Gynecologist were any good at surgery, they would be allowed to operate on men!



    Now go ahead... Everybody yell at me :)
     
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