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"Trauma: Life in the ER"

Discussion in 'Medical Students - DO' started by Hedwig, Jan 20, 2002.

  1. Hedwig

    Hedwig Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Dec 24, 2001
    Long Island, NY
    Have any of you guys noticed the preponderance of DOs featured on TLC's primetime show, "Trauma: Life in the ER." They're everywhere! Pretty damn cool if you ask me. So much for that small-minded "prestige" crap.

    To what do you attribute this?

    Unfortunately, there are probably millions of people out there trying to figure out, "Why does that surgeon's coat say D.O. on it?"
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  3. Medic171

    Medic171 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Apr 22, 2001
    After 4 years as a paramedic working the road, er, and urgent care, along with volunteering and shadowing, the mere thought of that show makes me nauseated. I imagine you see them more because their numbers are increasing.
  4. PainMan

    PainMan Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Sep 23, 2001
    anywhere but here
    yea I watch the show fairly often. I also saw a DO who was a blackhawk pilot on wings. They called him a "flight surgeon" and said he studied osteopathic medicine prior to becoming a pilot. Pretty cool....
  5. Atlas

    Atlas Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Feb 27, 2001
    Columbus, OH
    I've noticed it too. Although, I don't think the latest episode @ Yale-New Haven featured any. There have been quite a few episodes. I remember the episode from Columbus, Ohio featured two DOs, one EM resident and the other was an orthopedic surgeon. The latest show from Vegas had an ER doc featured as well. Cool, huh?! DO' advice to you... in the words of rapper Petey Pablo..."Raise up!!!" hehe :)
  6. Dr JPH

    Dr JPH Banned Banned 10+ Year Member

    Feb 4, 2000
    I remember seeing a D.O. when they had the episode in New Jersey.

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