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

  • Published on:  3/14/2018
  • 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 StrongyloidesStill haven’t subscribed to WIRED on YouTube? ►► Also, check out the free WIRED channel on Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Android TV. Here you can find your favorite WIRED shows and new episodes of our latest hit series Masterminds.ABOUT WIREDWIRED is where tomorrow is realized. Through thought-provoking stories and videos, WIRED explores the future of business, innovation, and culture.Surgical Resident Breaks Down 49 Medical Scenes From Film & TV | WIRED


  • Jose H
    Jose H 9 months ago+4644

    “Yelling at a person or cheering them on has never brought a patient back to life” 😂😂😂

  • editing with eryn
    editing with eryn 4 months ago+994

    she sees literal guts and intestines but she gagged at the sight of a worm. I love that for her.

  • Ariel Hunt
    Ariel Hunt 9 months ago+4258

    Seriously I'd love for you to bring her back. She's both funny and chill but also very informative. Her and Erik Singer are definitely my favorite experts you've brought on.

  • Space Girl
    Space Girl 3 months ago+2754

    She gives me “cristina yang” vibes.

  • Cassandra Choo
    Cassandra Choo 5 months ago+2190

    this video made me realize two things:
    1) A surgeon's job is incredibly complex and scary
    2) Netflix should have NEVER gotten rid of Scrubs

  • John Henry Bond-Bardes
    John Henry Bond-Bardes a years ago+1771

    Hearing smart people talk is fun

  • Fairyfina
    Fairyfina 3 months ago+1055

    “These instruments look very futuristic and also medieval. .... they’re probably used in gynaecology.” lmao

  • A.
    A. 4 months ago+1207

    "Rule number one of CPR is to never stop effective chest compressions in order to slap or shout words of encouragement at the patient. Yelling at the patient or cheering them on has never brought them back to life."
    Spent a good minute or so laughing at that one statement. XD

  • raiderking69
    raiderking69 3 months ago+945

    This chick has got to be both the most hilariously pragmatic, straightforward person I have seen on one of these. Magnetic personality to boot!

  • Heartwork By Kitty
    Heartwork By Kitty 3 months ago+885

    “It’s like being a ‘little bit’ pregnant you’re either in VTAC or not.”

  • The Word of Wylie
    The Word of Wylie 3 months ago+399

    When I had surgery to remove my appendix I slightly regained enough consciousness to feel the numbing sensation around my abdomen and hear the surgeon announce finding my enflamed appendix. I told the surgeon that and she got PISSED at the anesthesiologist, who just rolled his eyes.

  • contemplativegirl21
    contemplativegirl21 4 months ago+751

    "Happy nightmares." Lol, she's savage. :-)

  • Svetlana
    Svetlana 3 months ago+662

    She’s like real life dr. Yang

  • Joel Bernal
    Joel Bernal 4 months ago+689

    Couple of Notes:
    1. those are the greenest eyes I have ever seen
    2. How would a wine glass go in without breaking?

  • a procrastinator
    a procrastinator 2 months ago+152

    everyone patiently waiting for greys anatomy to show up

  • Groteskfull
    Groteskfull 2 months ago+181

    At 19:27...
    "Surgeons don't read Atlantic Monthly, they read The New Yorker" 😄😄

  • Kriste Isopahkala
    Kriste Isopahkala 1 months ago+76

    I was operated on and they put on some music and asked me if I minded it before starting. I was so drugged and happy that I just said "no, put it louder". They did and it was a good experience all around. Turned out my growth wasn't cancer.

  • blia yang
    blia yang 4 months ago+222

    I made a mistake eating spaghetti watching this

  • mp6578
    mp6578 10 months ago+4296

    My mom had a spinal surgery that she had to be woken up in the middle of and when she woke up the doctor was playing the Beatles' Abbey Road album because my mom's name is Abbey

  • RasenRendan
    RasenRendan 7 months ago+381

    "Yelling at a patient or cheering them on doesnt bring em back to life."
    Good thing Anime isnt real then.