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

  • Published on Mar 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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  • Burr Bates
    Burr Bates 2 hours ago

    I had surgery recently and was so nervous when they were setting me up on the table that I told the anesthesiologist that he was "the Bob Ross of Anesthesia" because his voice was very gentle and calming

  • Bryan Soto
    Bryan Soto 14 hours ago


  • aims03
    aims03 Day ago

    watching this motivates me to be successful..i mean?? i would love to be a professional in something i'm passionate about and she seems like a great example of that.

  • will york
    will york Day ago

    wait , is she seriously sayinh music gets played in the or???

  • Andy K
    Andy K Day ago

    Welp im in love

  • sad potato
    sad potato Day ago

    If I was a surgeon, I'd only play songs about surgery or the medical practice in general.
    I would definitely be playing "Like a Surgeon" and "Dr. Robert"

  • Dirty Diesel
    Dirty Diesel Day ago

    *Happy Nightmares*

  • Afia Afrin
    Afia Afrin 2 days ago

    My father is a doctor. And he wants me to be a doctor. But this entire time i had half of the screen covered. Cuz i cant stand these stuffs

  • Cocos Gacha life
    Cocos Gacha life 2 days ago

    Can you do dentist pleeeease

  • Angel Garcia
    Angel Garcia 2 days ago

    She reminds me bestdressed ashley!

  • Kira Aisling
    Kira Aisling 4 days ago

    I was in a hospital surgery. And I didn’t dream at all.

  • aidil mubarock
    aidil mubarock 4 days ago

    This doctor should react to surgery in Korean film

  • Shane G
    Shane G 6 days ago

    She does not seem like she'd be fun at parties

  • Gilly Savard
    Gilly Savard 8 days ago

    Yo what about the self tracheotomy in saw V

  • Achmad Zulfikar F. N. H.

    Where is the "why?" Scene?

  • Arts Folio
    Arts Folio 9 days ago

    5:05 we just gon ignore that

  • Ian Conway
    Ian Conway 10 days ago

    I don't mean to challange a surgeon, but as a paramedic I am very knowledgeable in defibrillators. 360 jules is a monophasic defibrillator setting while 200 is a biphasic dose. Just wanted to set the record straight.

  • chris bellard
    chris bellard 11 days ago +2

    I was too busy being lost in her eyes to pay attention to what she was saying... it was even hard to type this comment while staring into her eyes, help me.

  • Сергей Авакян

    this is so interesting!

  • Nick Pollard
    Nick Pollard 12 days ago

    I want to know what her choice of music in the OR would be.

  • Nick Pollard
    Nick Pollard 12 days ago

    She almost looks aggravated at 5:08 at that Grey's Anatomy clip. She does NOT like that show.

  • lepakshi a j
    lepakshi a j 13 days ago

    Observing and practice is the BEST way to learn surgery. Shame on irl hospitals for not having galleries. Grey Sloan may not be real, but yet it's a better teaching hospital than irl hospitals

  • lepakshi a j
    lepakshi a j 13 days ago

    They report on urine output on Grey's anatomy sometimes. She hasn't watched all the episodes

  • Addis Oromo
    Addis Oromo 13 days ago


  • Tyler
    Tyler 14 days ago

    8:58 I'd like to get something stuck up Her butt nah-mean?

  • Asma Haque
    Asma Haque 15 days ago +1

    _totally unrealistic, surgeons don't read Atlantic monthly, they read the new yorker_ best dialogue

  • Asma Haque
    Asma Haque 15 days ago

    Why wasn't Chicago med included???

  • daphnibee
    daphnibee 16 days ago +1

    She should have looked at any Korean drama those always seem to have a heck ton of medical jargon.

  • Leslie
    Leslie 16 days ago

    2:15 vtec?!?!?! babaaaaaaa

  • Isaac Wildflower
    Isaac Wildflower 17 days ago

    Watching this video makes me realize just how much I can handle with gore

  • C. ladimore
    C. ladimore 17 days ago +1

    "the buckets are actually plastic" is the quintessential fact i have learned today (this is not an insult. loved this vid). edit: electric clippers. i would have thought they would be less sterile and slower, if you had good straight razors and rubbing alcohol, and gel.

  • Sosozanyway
    Sosozanyway 17 days ago

    This video is so pretentious.

  • Akshay rajput
    Akshay rajput 19 days ago

    She really took out the fun🙄🙄🙄

  • pine apple
    pine apple 19 days ago +1

    I'm surprised that they actually play music while operating

  • Minna L.
    Minna L. 20 days ago

    Time = Myocardium #facts

  • n00b
    n00b 20 days ago +1

    My new love.... Annie Onishi,

  • Dafrup
    Dafrup 20 days ago +1

    My friend got his arm stuck in his butt

  • Modrzew_PL / ZombieDave

    What about this that you shouldn't defibrillate asystole ?

  • Rebekah Koester
    Rebekah Koester 22 days ago

    Sorry but trying to beat records for surgeries makes me uneasy 😬😬

  • Nicolas Jalabe
    Nicolas Jalabe 22 days ago +1

    5:07 the chills she get with the worms 😂😂😂

  • Peakdey Heng
    Peakdey Heng 23 days ago

    I’m in love with her

  • Martina González
    Martina González 24 days ago +1

    I love these so much, please bring her back

  • Faricia Danoe
    Faricia Danoe 26 days ago +1

    Omg did she really saw a wineglass and shaving cream in people’s butt 😲

  • dfss csss
    dfss csss 27 days ago

    All I wanted to know is if I can dig a bullet out of my arm with a bowie knife and light some gun powder over the wound to close it. I guess now I just have to try for myself.

  • George Rubio
    George Rubio 28 days ago

    Love you

  • Allison Crooks
    Allison Crooks 28 days ago

    I had 3 c-sections and each time they used a razor so she is wrong on that aspect. Just saying.

  • jonah
    jonah 28 days ago +3

    please invite a professional psychiatrist/therapist to analyze therapy sessions

  • ky wa
    ky wa 28 days ago

    notice how ER isn't on this list? #accurate

  • Anas Alami
    Anas Alami 28 days ago +3

    She is so concise, precise and facts-driven. I love that.

  • eli cather
    eli cather Month ago

    This video actually reminded me that I need to do my weekly t injection! So yeah... thanks for that.

  • Bill the traveler
    Bill the traveler Month ago +2

    I was a paramedic for 15+ years. This was a blast.
    WARNING!! Never believe that YOU ARE CONVINCING when you fake unconsciousness. It may lead to discomfort.

  • Eric Taylor
    Eric Taylor Month ago

    9:10 No, it's not common. People don't get that stuff up there by falling on it.

    • Eric Taylor
      Eric Taylor 28 days ago

      @J FF That's what I said.

    • J FF
      J FF 28 days ago

      She means it's very common for people to lie about how all that stuff got up there and the "I fell on it" is probably used a lot, as stupid as it sounds.

  • Avery Sanford
    Avery Sanford Month ago

    is it inappropriate for me to say that I was more interested in hearing her make corrections??? like wow intelligence is hot.

  • AJ Aguilar
    AJ Aguilar Month ago

    Idk but you guys should see korean medical drama.

  • Sam
    Sam Month ago

    That atlantic monthly comment was so funny because I knew the magazine was gonna be the new yorker lmao

  • Ugly Cactus
    Ugly Cactus Month ago

    There's no wired interview with a cop

  • Martin Holik
    Martin Holik Month ago

    Seems very unprofessional to be listening to music during something important and dangerous as surgery and also “competing” in doing something as fast as possible. Shows little to no respect to the patient. These two factors seem to bring about a lot of unnecessary risk. “I’m sorry, we lost the patient and couldn’t save him, but I was very close to break my record, and how great is xx new album?”

  • sirhcmonknil 07
    sirhcmonknil 07 Month ago

    The Knick is like my favpurite show and hearing that they got it right is so amazing

  • CrossedRifles11
    CrossedRifles11 Month ago

    Doc, let’s make this official. I love you, you will love me. I’m only offering my hand in marriage once.

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    I like her 😍