July 2, 2012

Have you seen 24 Hours in A&E? It’s a UK (Channel 4) tv programme which is closer than most to the real world of emergency medicine. It’s well made and charming - might be worth a look if you’re after a bit of an antidote to House…

Hi there charcoalcloud! I haven’t seen 24 Hours in A&E, but it sounds interesting. Since it’s a documentary, I’m sure it does include some of the more real aspects of medicine and the ER.

Thanks for the suggestion! I’ll be sure to check it out, especially since I have some free time over the summer :)

And here’s a link to the show’s website, everyone. Enjoy!

July 2, 2012
Advice to Pre-Meds, 15th Ed.: Don’t let House force you into medicine.


  • For every cool medical show or funny story on a medical blog, there are hundreds of boring stories. 
  • Tv shows like House and even the ones on the Discovery channel are made for entertainment
  • They all have a morsel of truth (a very small morsel in the case of House), but it’s portrayed in such a way as to make it sensational so that more people will watch it. 
  • The boring parts like paperwork, charting, waiting for test results, dealing with insurance companies, and the tons of routine patient visits are left out because they don’t draw tv viewers (or blog followers…). 

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Hey, maybe we should start a t.v. show with the boring medical stuff and just see what viewer ratings we get…you know, for fun…

February 21, 2012

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