Funny Moments of Doctors during their shift

1. A man comes into the ER and yells, “My wife’s going to have her baby in the cab!” I grabbed my stuff, rushed out to the cab, lifted the lady’s dress, and began to take off her underwear. Suddenly I noticed that there were several cabs -and I was in the wrong one. Submitted by Dr. Mark MacDonald 2. At the beginning of my shift I placed a stethoscope on an elderly and slightly deaf female patient’s anterior chest wall. “Big breaths,” I instructed. “Yes, they used to be,”…

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Average salaries for physicians depending on their specialty

According to the American medical group association “AMGA” report in 2006 this is a list of average salaries for physicians in USA. This list may help you if you are medical student or young doctor so you can choose the most suitable specialty for your capabilities and needs. Orthopedic Surgery – Spine : $688,503 Orthopedic Surgery – Joint Replacement : $605,953 Neurological Surgery : $592,811 Cardiac & Thoracic Surgery : $533,084 Orthopedic Surgery : $500,672 Diagnostic Radiology – Interventional : $478,000 Orthopedic Surgery – Hand : $476,039 Transplant Surgery – Liver :…

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What’s it like to perform surgery for the very first time?

Sure you’ll know what you’re doing and had plenty of practice on things that aren’t people. Sure you’ve watched others doing it. But what’s it like the very first time you cut somebody open to make them healthy? Is there extra fear of messing it up? Were you fairly confident? (This question was originally posted on Quora, and below is a selection of the best relevant answers.) Answers: Robert Gluck, Hand Surgeon, The Healthy Hands Center – Long Island, NY You’re one year old and taking your first steps. Your…

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Which is the best country to work in as a doctor?

This question was posted in Quora by Liang-Hai Sie These are just a few thought where people say it’s difficult or good to work as a doctor. The not so good stories are from: -Eastern Europe: for most the pay is low, so many are unsatisfied -Italy: most medical specialist aren’t paid so well -UK: loss of control how to manage one’s practice is said to lead to a lot of burn-out? -Germany: working hours are long, secondary job benefits are less than e.g. in The Netherlands -SE Asia: in…

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How Smart are Medical Doctors?

OK, I know that’s a slightly contentious phrasing of the question 😉 I mean, is being a medical doctor an intellectually demanding job? Traditionally this is obviously true. Doctors have had to spend years learning a lot of information (about the body and its symptoms) and spent those years in education surrounded by other clever and ambitious people. Now that more of this information can be looked up in databases, more diagnoses rely on automated equipment (driven by radiographers etc.) and more treatments depend on prescribing a course of drugs…

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