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Working in the Healthcare Field as Told by Grey’s Anatomy

Updated: Mar 5, 2019

Note from the author:

This is an article I wrote during my internship with RevenFlo for Jobs Rock Hill. I am sharing it on my blog as a way to compile and showcase my writing. To see the original article, follow the link here


Not all super heroes wear capes. In fact, a lot of them wear scrubs. To the ones who heal us when we are sick or mend our broken bodies, you all are the real MVPs, so this one is for you. Here are a few GIFs that explain what it’s really like to work in the healthcare field.


That feeling halfway through your 12-hour shift at the hospital.

Superhumans. That’s the only way to describe this profession.


Staff meetings.

All I’m saying is that there better be bagels.


When you’ve barely eaten or slept for the past two days and someone just looks at you the wrong way.

Don’t even breathe my air until I’ve had a nap.


When you’re finally laying down to rest and you get paged for an MVC.

Every. Time. Who needs sleep when you can run CTs and stitch up lacerations?


Your first day on the job.

Whether you’re in your internship or starting at a new hospital, you’ll feel so lost. And not just because you can’t find the bathroom.


Five-minute lunch breaks.

Actually, what are lunch breaks again? Does not compute.


When your co-worker is still going strong near the end of your shift.

Again, SUPERHUMANS. What kind of coffee are they drinking?


When a patient starts talking about their family issues.

Look Brenda, I know things must be hard for your Uncle Frank ever since his wife left him for the pool boy, but I have patients to treat.


When you and your work BFF aren’t scheduled together.

Who else are we going to complain to when our patients are being rude?


When someone picks up your on-call shift.

This type of kindness is a rarity. Cherish that moment forever.


When you see how far behind on paperwork you are.

Charting. Charting. Charting. Send help.


When you have the weekend off and aren’t on call.

What a time to be alive! Netflix and takeout, here I come!


When the family starts fighting and you’re just standing there awkwardly.

You’re just casually waiting for WWIII to break out in the middle of the hospital, but it’s cool.


When patients say you’d be prettier if you smiled.

I’m not mad, this is just my face. My thinking face. My saving your life (or lacerated finger) face. Enjoy it.


The joy when your patient makes a full recovery.

Blood, sweat, and tears went into that recovery and you’re so proud that you got to be a part of it.




Working in the healthcare field may be incredibly frustrating, but it’s also incredibly rewarding and at the end of the day, you wouldn’t have it any other way.


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