Surgical Resident Breaks Down 49 Medical Scenes From Film & TV | WIRED

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  • Published on:  Wednesday, March 14, 2018
  • Annie Onishi, general surgery resident at Columbia University, takes a look at emergency room and operating room scenes from a variety of television shows and movies and breaks down how accurate they really are. Would the adrenaline scene from Pulp Fiction actually play out that way? Is all that medical jargon we hear in shows like Grey's Anatomy and House true-to-life? Is removing a bullet really a cure-all for a gunshot wound?

    Correction: We misidentified the type of worm in the Grey's Anatomy episode at 5:23! It was actually Ascaris lumbricoides,not Strongyloides

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  • Emily Canfield

    Emily Canfield

     an hour ago

    I love her, she's very to the point and very knowledgeable!

  • ella wella

    ella wella

     4 hours ago +1

    I think imma throw up

  • Ian Jennings

    Ian Jennings

     16 hours ago

    I would like to see her come back or have someone else. Who works in EMS to review shows like Emergency ('79), 'ER', M*A*S*H, 9-1-1 and Chicago Fire and Chicago Med

  • IcarusFalls


     20 hours ago

    She is absolutely gorgeous! If I'm ever around Columbia University I hope I get shot or have a heart attack!

  • Gianne Nathalie Valenzuela

    Gianne Nathalie Valenzuela

     21 hours ago

    tv shows and films should take note of what she's saying

  • Fred Johnson

    Fred Johnson

     21 hours ago

    I have had several operation and they have always had music playing in the OR when they brought me in

  • Ravioli Macaroni

    Ravioli Macaroni


    I can’t watch greys anatomy with her

  • Wombat



    Statim (stah-Tim)

  • Manomita Sarkar

    Manomita Sarkar


    I scared...Don’t want a surgery ever!!

  • RELEASE Lorenzo

    RELEASE Lorenzo

     2 days ago

    I want her bro

  • Erik Iversen

    Erik Iversen

     2 days ago

    I would expect the people in the dead ringers scenario would be very VERY comfortable with blood, considering the scrubs color. I thought wearing red dated back to medieval times to hide blood

  • Marina Rodríguez Jiménez

    Marina Rodríguez Jiménez

     2 days ago

    same with nurses please! :D

  • Jymiely Tamayo, RN

    Jymiely Tamayo, RN

     2 days ago

    When you can understand every medical stuffs she said coz well, you know, perks of being a medical allied professional

  • Manakelangel


     3 days ago

    -A bowl of spaghetti ! is it dinner time ?
    -these are parasites...
    -oh...not hungry anymore...

  • Daniel Weber

    Daniel Weber

     3 days ago

    Some of these points are only true for the US. Come to Europe and you will be amazed, go to India and you won’t believe your eyes!

  • Laura-Lee Rahn

    Laura-Lee Rahn

     4 days ago

    Clever and funny.

  • Erick Gutierrez

    Erick Gutierrez

     5 days ago +4

    "Something tells me that these guys are not real doctors" Who? The actors, or the writers? xD

  • Johannes Dolch

    Johannes Dolch

     5 days ago +1

    Wait, you mean to tell me that Mr. Bean isn't medically accurate? The nerve on some people... I am shocked!

  • Mich


     6 days ago

    I really liked her reactions, they were funny and I enjoyed this vid a lot

  • sadmac356


     6 days ago

    Oh, and you generally don't want non-medical people knowing that you don't know what you're doing