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Is it Time To Laugh Yet? Funny Patient Moments to Lighten Your Day

Funny Patients Moments to Lighten Your Day

Let’s be honest. Working in healthcare can be super stressful. The funny things our patients say and do give us a much needed break from the hectic, the serious, and the mundane parts of our work. Laughter is so good for us, and for our patients, too. Here are some of my personal favorite patient memories.

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Coffee: Black Medicine

Coffee and Working in Healthcare

A story retrieved from the WebMD archives declares, “Doctors and Nurses are Fueled by Coffee.” In 2010, Harris Interactive, a market research agency, orchestrated a survey on coffee consumption. It included more than 3,600 coffee-drinking workers representing 12 professions.1 Nurses achieved the top honor (?). It didn’t take a survey to figure that out. Whether a rare cup – hot and fresh, or cold swill from last night, they drink what they’ve got to get the job done.

Physicians ranked second in coffee consumption from among the 12 professions…

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Fantasyland Memorial Clinic “Quality Measures”

physician quality measures, clinical quality measures, medical humor

Fantasyland Memorial Clinic – a new medical humor comic presented by HospitalRecruiting.com.

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Tales from the Trenches: A True Urologic Emergency

"Urology, stat to the ER"

As a second-year resident with only a few weeks of urology experience, I was used to introducing myself whenever entering the ER, hoping to summon a façade of expertise and bravado that was not entirely familiar to me. However, on this occasion, as soon as I passed through the double doors of the ER, I was summoned urgently to the first trauma bays by a frantic looking ER attending. I walked by a very uncomfortable looking police officer standing just outside before entering the trauma bay to find the entire trauma team assembled next to the patient.

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Levity in Medicine

Is Medicine Fun? Does That Make It Funny?

Is Medicine Fun? Does That Make It Funny?

Roller coasters are fun. Playing sports is fun. Neither is really funny. Like a roller coaster, the practice of medicine can be thrilling and unpredictable, rough or smooth. Like playing sports, to do it well, you have to know what you’re doing—be good at it.

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Tales from the Trenches – A Late Night in the ED

True Tales of Medicine - Late Night in the ER

Tonight began like any other night. I sleepily entered the back door near the trauma bay and was greeted by a man sprinting down the hallway wearing one shoe, tighty-whities, and sporting handcuffs attached to one wrist.

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4 Out of 5 Headhunters Agree: Doctors are the Hardest to Recruit

Headhunters Agree: Doctors are Hardest to Recruit

Disclaimer:  this article offers tongue-in-cheek generalizations based on stereotypical exaggerations for the purpose of engaging the readers’ interest. Any similarity between the boorish behaviors parodied and actual people is unintentional. There is a special chair in Headhunter Heaven for the […]

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ZdoggMD – Low – An Outpatient Clinic Jam

ZDogg MD - Flow - An Outpatient Clinic Jam

Editor’s note: We’re back with another jam from our favorite rapping physician Zubin Damania, MD (AKA ZDoggMD). We think anyone who works in an outpatient clinic might want to blast this one before opening the doors each day just to get […]

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How Internal Medicine Chose Me

How Internal Medicine Chose Me | Healthcare Career Resources Blog

As an internal medicine physician, the #3 question people most often ask me is why I chose to be an internist (the top two being “What is internal medicine?” and “What’s this thing growing on my genitals?”). So I thought […]

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Get Your Scrubs & Try Not to Kill Anyone

Editors note: We’re back with another comic from The Elephant in the OR. In today’s edition our hero shows up for his first day as a new intern, and recieves a very disconcerting welcome. Elephant in the OR is the creation of […]

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