Throughout social media, television shows, movies, and “public perception”, surgical residents and attendings are often stereotyped into a personality that is most often incorrect. Unless you are a surgeon, it is often hard to understand what exactly the life entails. Add in some Hollywood drama and social media, and what you get is a wildly disproportionate picture of what surgeons’ personalities are like. As a medical student, it is often difficult to separate fact from fiction, so here are some of the most common myths debunked.
"Surgery Myths and Facts,"
Gibbon Surgical Review: Vol. 3:
1, Article 8.
Available at: https://jdc.jefferson.edu/gsr/vol3/iss1/8