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These Doctors and Nurses Reveal What Grey's Anatomy Has Wrong About Medicine

The "Pep talks" are really dramatic. In real life they're a little more... practical.

Every day, doctors have meetings known as rounds. They gather around and discuss a complex case, based on the patient’s medical history, physical exam, and test results. The doctors brainstorm and share ideas to determine how the case should be approached and what the solution might be. In real life, though, the discussions during rounds are a lot less dramatic than on Grey’s Anatomy.

The pep talks attendings give their residents also tend to be a lot less dramatic, and a lot more practical. The speech Dr. Webber delivers to his interns on their first day sounds more like something you would hear on The Hunger Games than in a real-life hospital. Seriously, who talks like that?

Dr. Webber’s speech was suitably dramatic to serve as the introduction to Grey’s Anatomy. However, it’s not the kind of speech a real-life attending physician would deliver to his interns.

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