I dont usually relate real life MD’s to fictional Tv series doctors. But I was curious to know can/are some doctors as really cynical,cold and aloof as Dr, Cox, Kelso, and House? If their are Dr. like this what got them to that point, and is it permanent/reversible? -illegallyawesome
Of course there are doctors like this. I think the big difference between the real life guys and the tv docs is that the real life guys (hopefully) don’t show their cynicism as blatantly to their patients.
How do doctors become cold and cynical? Personally I think they start out with a little of that in them already, and then it just grows through their career. I constantly hear snide remarks about patients in the “behind the scenes” times in the hospital. I know fellow residents, attendings, and students who very clearly hate patient care, yet they’ve chosen a profession that requires them to interact with people all the time. I’m not sure why people do this.
If money is your goal, be a businessperson. If it’s prestige, do research and win the Nobel. If you love science but hate working with people, work in a lab. Get a PhD. Be a non-clinical physician. Don’t be a doctor if you don’t like dealing with people.
Accurate post is accurate.
I love this post.Wayfaring MD