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Study: People Named Willie, Dick & Johnson at Higher Risk for UTIs

NEW ORLEANS, LA - A study coming out of the University of New Orleans has found that people with names such as Willie, Dick,...
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Top 10 Nasal Cannula Positions for Optimizing Oxygenation and Comfort

After extensive research and data from GomerBlog fans and experts, we elected to perform a systemic review for the top positions for nasal cannula...

Olympics are over- now what??

Seattle, WA - Nurses around the globe are wondering what in the world they will do now that the Olympics are over. “We’ve spent the past...
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New Ortho Sub-subspecialty Left Hand Fellowship Announced!

Fresh out of the ABMS office, it has been confirmed, Dr. Geaux Negolfing has applied and been approved to start his new fellowship. The...
amoeba

Single Celled Organism Caught Masquerading as VA ICU Nurse

Davenport, IA – A recent press release from the local VA hospital announced that a single celled organism had disguised itself as an ICU...
hospitalist

Hospitalist Explains: Hip Fracture

Orthopedics can be complicated. Thankfully, Dr. Hal Dole, after passing his IM boards also completed a Fellowship in: Optimization, Restoration, Transition and Hyperalimentation of...

Meet the New Hospital Swiss Army Commode

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – The makers of the Swiss Army Knife, Victorinox, appears to have hit a home run with patients and providers this...
idiocracy

Study: Inverse Relationship Between IQ, Reproductive Capacity

A prospective, observational study out of Baton Rouge, Louisiana reports intelligence is inversely related to reproductive capacity.  Investigators quote compelling data after following a...

ISIS Plans to Over-Prescribe Antibiotics

ISIS - The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) released a statement on their social media yesterday with their new terror plans: It isn't quite...

Doctor Diureses List with 80 mg of Lasix, Net Negative 14 Patients

ATLANTA, GA - Finding his census of 20 patients unacceptable, medicine attending Randy Evans did the only logical thing: he gave his patient list...
usmle exam

Medical school board exam question on a recent USMLE

A middle-aged gentleman from an ethnically-relevant background comes to see you for follow-up on his likely genetic condition among other problems. He lives happily...
pencil by medical specialty

Describe this Pencil by Medical Specialty

Your specialty of choice fosters a certain way of doing things. We polled residents from several different specialties and asked them to describe this...
physician kiosk

EM Physicians Replaced by Self-service Kiosks‏

COLUMBUS, OH -  In a recent move aimed at curbing health care costs and improving patient satisfaction, Northland Hospital has installed self-service kiosks in their...
hug, hugging

Struggling Intern Asking for “Just One Hug”

BOSTON, MA - "Just one hug" is all intern Philip Geary is asking, if not BEGGING, from his fellow interns, residents, students, nurses, attendings,...