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    Distinctly non-financial, hence The Lounge section, but anyone here watched the new Fox show The Resident and have thoughts on it?

     

    My EM PGY1 wife has enjoyed the first 2 episodes so far.  She has noted a couple things:

    • The ER is way too high acuity for reality, but makes for a more entertaining show

    • Some of the ER treatment/diagnosis steps are out of order, again for entertainment

    • The first/second day of the new resident was hilariously over the top


    As a non-MD, I like:

    • The "there are many ways to cause harm" aspect they explored

    • The inherent conflict in cost to patients/system vs the profitability of the hospital

    • "technically skillful" MD vs "high EQ/good at PR" MD both being useful in their own ways


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    Distinctly non-financial, hence The Lounge section, but anyone here watched the new Fox show The Resident and have thoughts on it?

     

    My EM PGY1 wife has enjoyed the first 2 episodes so far.  She has noted a couple things:

    • The ER is way too high acuity for reality, but makes for a more entertaining show

    • Some of the ER treatment/diagnosis steps are out of order, again for entertainment

    • The first/second day of the new resident was hilariously over the top


    As a non-MD, I like:

    • The “there are many ways to cause harm” aspect they explored

    • The inherent conflict in cost to patients/system vs the profitability of the hospital

    • “technically skillful” MD vs “high EQ/good at PR” MD both being useful in their own ways


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    Lol. I could quote you word for word regarding our response to E.R. when it first aired in 1994 and we were in mid residency.

    The more things change...

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    • #3
      I cant stand these shows, and was making fun of this ones ad in a magazine the other day and wont be watching it. In the end, these are all just melodramas in a medical setting only. The medicine aspect is pretty terrible, Im lightly amused they care so little for the medical aspect as it shows how they know it isnt integral and understand no one else knows either.

      The most realistic tv doctor show I've seen is scrubs. I lasted about 10 mins into the first greys anatomy when they brought an epileptic pt in a helicopter and called the trauma surgery team, nope. Sometimes too much knowledge of an area can sap the enjoyment. The worst part is some of the stuff they fill in peoples heads about docs/what happens/fault, etc...as it isnt helping anyone.

      How did they explore the non MD aspects? I mean outside the many ways to cause harm aspect, which is probably super fluffed for tv audiences, residents dont have a clue nor care about hospital profitability (this is a black box, only admin knows), you just do your job.

      EQ doesnt really exist, any good studies have shown high IQ correlates with better "eq" scores and eq is meaningless for any kind of performance. Spoiler alert, doesnt matter how empathetic you are if you're too dumb to know what to do in any endeavor and no matter how coldly you approach something if you are doing it best it again doesnt matter (all in a general, not medical, context).

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      • #4
        I was in med school when ER was pretty big.  It was interesting watching it as I advanced in my education.

        I think that once a show like ER changes from being an interesting drama to hilarious unintentional comedy, that's when you know you have (mentally, at least) become a doctor yourself.

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          Distinctly non-financial, hence The Lounge section, but anyone here watched the new Fox show The Resident and have thoughts on it?

           

          My EM PGY1 wife has enjoyed the first 2 episodes so far.  She has noted a couple things:

          • The ER is way too high acuity for reality, but makes for a more entertaining show

          • Some of the ER treatment/diagnosis steps are out of order, again for entertainment

          • The first/second day of the new resident was hilariously over the top


          As a non-MD, I like:

          • The “there are many ways to cause harm” aspect they explored

          • The inherent conflict in cost to patients/system vs the profitability of the hospital

          • “technically skillful” MD vs “high EQ/good at PR” MD both being useful in their own ways


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          Lol. I could quote you word for word regarding our response to E.R. when it first aired in 1994 and we were in mid residency.

          The more things change…
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          My mom used to complain when I was little about how they never had bedrails up on St. Elsewhere.  Where is the quality control?  

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          • #6
            OR scenes are always great since they dont want to cover the actors faces, they walk in no mask, just grabbing sterile stuff, etc...too funny.

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            • #7
              Even watching snippets of shows like ER, Greys Anatomy, Scrubs, Resident and the English shows Casualty makes me want to dwell on the stupidities and impossible situations that occur in there, which would be considered normal to a non-medical person. Thus I do not enjoy them and have not watched them.

              On the other had I have watched crime dramas that would appear stupid and overblown to those in law enforcement. Or the serials based on courtroom dramas that will leave attorneys scratching their heads in puzzlement.

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              • #8
                I want to watch it because all I hear about is how absolutely awful it is.  I haven't heard anything quite as bad about the one with the autistic guy - The Good Doctor.  I think some of its inaccuracies are just as ridiculous, but it might actually be a decent show in its other aspects because I haven't heard it trashed quite so energetically.

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                • #9
                  The wife and I are re-watching ER on Hulu. I really liked this show when it was on back in the day, at least until Carter left.

                  Best scenes from season 1 so far:

                  1) Elderly man arrests from likely ruptured AAA, hospital volunteer who is Polish and doesn't speak English springs to action to open him on the ER gurney up and "cross clamp" the aorta, saving his life. Turns out she was a vascular surgeon in her home country.

                  2) Traumatic BKA and polytrauma pt. They find his leg in the snow after about an hour and the new ED attending takes the PGY2 surgical resident through the reimplantation in the trauma bay. By the time the vascular team gets there (and is ecstatic that the ED attending started) they have reanastamosed the popliteal artery and the saphenous vein.

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                    The wife and I are re-watching ER on Hulu. I really liked this show when it was on back in the day, at least until Carter left.

                    Best scenes from season 1 so far:

                    1) Elderly man arrests from likely ruptured AAA, hospital volunteer who is Polish and doesn’t speak English springs to action to open him on the ER gurney up and “cross clamp” the aorta, saving his life. Turns out she was a vascular surgeon in her home country.

                    2) Traumatic BKA and polytrauma pt. They find his leg in the snow after about an hour and the new ED attending takes the PGY2 surgical resident through the reimplantation in the trauma bay. By the time the vascular team gets there (and is ecstatic that the ED attending started) they have reanastamosed the popliteal artery and the saphenous vein.
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                    ha. hilarious.

                    That 'good doctor' adverts just looked really bad.

                    I agree with Kamban that some ignorance is bliss, its really hard to watch these kinds of things for what they are, entertainment, when you're so close to it. I have no problem watching other fields of which Im blissfully ignorant.

                    Weird thing is like sci/fi or fantasy which the whole premise is, this isnt real dont worry, and it kind of works, yet people will dissect some parts as unrealistic! Lots of people were feisty about timeline stuff or travel in game of thrones last season, I was like, buy you're okay with everything else...its the speed of travel?

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                    • #11
                      Last year I watched the entire Scrubs collection while working out on the treadmill. (Thats a lot of miles!) Zaphod, I was planning on listing that accomplishment on my CV, but perhaps I should reconsider?

                      My wife used to watch Grey's Anatomy but gave up after my incessant ridicule. (Well, she might watch it but not with me around.)

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                      • #12




                        Last year I watched the entire Scrubs collection while working out on the treadmill. (Thats a lot of miles!) Zaphod, I was planning on listing that accomplishment on my CV, but perhaps I should reconsider?

                        My wife used to watch Grey’s Anatomy but gave up after my incessant ridicule. (Well, she might watch it but not with me around.)
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                        Depends on who you send it to.

                        Yes, my daughter loves GA but wont watch it when Im around because I crack too many jokes.

                        While we're on the topic, there are two things that I find hilarious/drive me nuts in film/tv. 1. Every time someone is shot they immediately go after the bullet, its so cliche its a trope, then theyre cured of course and 2. Whenever someone either takes or gives blood, is injected/drugged they usually have a massive needle, and then hub that baby up to the first 10% of the syringe. Its a little disturbing, like great, you killed him, right through the neck. Too funny.

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                        • #13
                          The worst medical show for me had to be House.  There was one episode where the team figured out a kid had hemochromatosis, so House goes sprinting down the hallway, opens up a vein on the kid's wrist and lets blood run all over the floor.

                          The ads for The Resident look so bad I doubt I will ever watch it.

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                          • #14




                            The worst medical show for me had to be House.  There was one episode where the team figured out a kid had hemochromatosis, so House goes sprinting down the hallway, opens up a vein on the kid’s wrist and lets blood run all over the floor.

                            The ads for The Resident look so bad I doubt I will ever watch it.
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                            True. There was an episode on in the background one time where the residents went to someone house and found the problem under their sink, some kind of exposure, blah...I was like AYFKM? Going to someones house, too much.

                            The ad in the magazine was something along the lines, can one resident save the system? TL;DR, no.

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                            • #15
                              You guys are watching these all wrong.  You've got to approach them as a comedy.  Instead of a medical Law and Order think of it as a medical Arrested Development. They're way more entertaining that way.

                              This works best if the other people you're watching it with are docs too.

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