Would like to interview neurology/-surgery residents for (legit!) TV pilot (preferably in L.A. area)

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(Cross-posted on Neurosurgery board)

Hi–

My partner and I sold a show to a major cable network and we're currently doing research for the pilot.

The main character is completing her neurosurgery residency and she also has a strong research background.

We'd like to talk to residents about their experience, their education careers, life-work balance, and so on. We're really striving for accuracy.

Preferably, interviewees would be in the L.A. area but that is not essential. The story is set in Detroit so we'd also love to hear from people who've worked there and/or attended UofM.

If you're interested in talking to me, or know someone who might be, please get in touch with me, James, at

[email protected]

Thanks, everyone–

James
 

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I don't think one can inhibit serotonin re-uptake with enough power and reliability to offset a female neurosurg resident in Detroit. That might go for watching as well.
 
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I don't think one can inhibit serotonin re-uptake with enough power and reliability to offset a female neurosurg resident in Detroit. That might go for watching as well.
Sounds like you need to inhibit your serotonin re-uptake, buddy.
 

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Sounds like you need to inhibit your serotonin re-uptake, buddy.
This isn't about me. I'm a pretty happy person as it happens.

Have you been to Detroit? Aside from the GM skyscraper and all those pretty pretty cars, it seemed to me a pretty depressing place, although it was cool to look south into Canada and see the sun come up. The toxicity of Detroit plus a female neurosurgery resident should be just enough to kill all sea life - the Detroit river already appears dead.

But perhaps I erred in my serotonin joke. By the time a neurosurgery resident is PGY 3, from what I've seen, they appear nearly parkinsonian: so far into whatever horrors happen in their lives that they're beyond depression, in a mental place that has no emotional valance. But perhaps things got better since I went through.
 
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This isn't about me. I'm a pretty happy person as it happens.

Have you been to Detroit? Aside from the GM skyscraper and all those pretty pretty cars, it seemed to me a pretty depressing place, although it was cool to look south into Canada and see the sun come up. The toxicity of Detroit plus a female neurosurgery resident should be just enough to kill all sea life - the Detroit river already appears dead.

But perhaps I erred in my serotonin joke. By the time a neurosurgery resident is PGY 3, from what I've seen, they appear nearly parkinsonian: so far into whatever horrors happen in their lives that they're beyond depression, in a mental place that has no emotional valance. But perhaps things got better since I went through.
I'm from Detroit. Been living either in Detroit or Metro-Detroit all my life, and still do. The depressing state it's in gets it's fair share of really crazy crap going downtown. I love hearing about stories from DMC ER (it's a gun & knife club) or from other friends seeing crazy cases confounded by social issues. And all of the horrors as you put would make good T.V. No one likes a happy protagonist. ;)