June 6, 2006, 5:38 pm

Scrub In for Grand Rounds


Long ago I made a personal decision never to watch any medical shows on television.

Too much like being at work.

Then son buys the first three seasons of “Scrubs”.

Immediate addiction.

This show can take you from split-a-gut laughter to full out bawling in thirty minutes.

The nurses are tough – there’s one nurse even the Chief of Medicine is afraid of! You go girl!

And I’ve started to talk like Dr. Cox – I had no idea I had such a storage of sarcasm just waiting to emerge at the slightest provocation!

And so I use this cast photo to “introduce” this week’s issue of Grand Rounds hosted by Dmitriy at The Medical Blog Network. Dmitriy was very generous and included a post from both Emergiblog and Scared To Health this week.

I used the new submission procedure this week, and while I think it can be simplified a bit, it worked well for me.

Great topics this week as usual!

Wear your best “Scrubs”!


  • Erica

    June 7, 2006 at 5:47 am

    I, too, find myself lapsing into Cox-isms, at work and at home. I only wish I had the cool sound effects to go along with them…

  • Jenn

    June 7, 2006 at 5:56 am

    I hate most medical shows too but I heart Scrubs.

  • Michelle

    June 7, 2006 at 6:34 am

    I would just like to write and tell you- I am in a horrible quality job in my hospital and reading your blog has kept me sane over the last few months! I am now leaving this job for one in the NICU, but will still be logging on to check your site!

  • Lack of Decision

    June 7, 2006 at 6:44 am

    Scrubs is the best. I think they do a really good job of mixing humor with the occasional very real moral. This past season (5) wasn’t as good as the others, though … guess everyone runs out of steam at some point.

  • Ada

    June 7, 2006 at 6:06 pm

    Yay! I’m so happy another person has discovered Scrubs. It’s truly an awesome show. Watch the extras on your dvd’s and you’ll find out that it’s based on the experiences of the creator’s friends in medical school. Enjoy, and if you want to watch something else that’s cute/weird, watch the film Garden State, also starring Zach Braff.


  • Hannah

    June 7, 2006 at 6:10 pm

    The film I show in my childbirth education classes on SIDS (from the SIDS prevention organization) which is about 6 minutes long is narrated by one of the “nurses” from the tellyvision show Scrubs. I have to freezeframe it as it begins, and ask, “Ok, a brownie point to anyone who knows what current popular tv show this gal is on?!” because if I don’t there is a lot of whispering and they miss the first frew minutes trying to remember since it bugs people. (She’s a bit younger and out of context–ie; not in her scrubs!–so I have to do that!)

  • Flea

    June 8, 2006 at 1:06 pm

    I’d watch more T.V. but it would take too much time away from blogging…



  • Deb

    June 9, 2006 at 10:59 am

    Scrubs has been one of my must see shows for years. So funny and clever.

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