You know how the doctors on Grey’s Anatomy are constantly sneaking off to hook up in the on-call rooms? Well, that’s not how hospitals actually operate.
“Historically, hookups did happen in on-call rooms occasionally, but the show makes it look like that’s what goes on all the time,” Dr. Saltz said. “Honestly, no doctor has that kind of time available to hook up even if they wanted to while they are on-call!”
Dr. Remien also pointed out that cleanliness is a factor, adding, “First off, hospitals are disgusting. The cleaning staff does the best they can, and I’m thankful for them, but the nastiest diseases, strongest bacteria and strangest fungi are in the hospital. It is not somewhere that I would like to take my clothes off.”
She continued, “Secondly, it’s wildly inappropriate to have sex in the hospital and medical professionals (especially residents) are under a microscope. There is slim chance that, as a resident, someone could go missing long enough to get busy without someone wondering where you were. Maybe once, if you really tried, but definitely not as often as they do on the show.”
You have some serious explaining to do, Dr. Grey.
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