It’s literally life-and-death at times for RTG Medical travelers and other medical professionals–but there are certainly moments when you need to look at the lighter side of the healthcare field.
To help lighten the mood after a hard day on the job, here are our 5 favorite medical jokes:
1. White coat effect
A man goes to a doctor for a routine physical. The nurse starts with the basics.
“How much do you weigh?” she asks.
“Oh, about 165,” he says.
The nurse puts him on the scale. His weight is 187. The nurse asks, “Your height?”
“Oh, About six feet,” he says.
The nurse checks and sees that he’s only 5 feet 8.75 inches. She then takes his blood pressure, and it’s very high.
The man explains, “Well, what did you expect? When I came in here, I was tall and lanky. Now, I’m short and fat!”
2. Big shot
A new nurse listened while the doctor was yelling, “Typhoid! Tetanus! Measles!”
The new nurse asked another nurse, “Why is he doing that?”
The other nurse replied, “Oh, he just likes to call the shots around here.”
3. A check-up
A 92 year-old man went to the doctor to get a check-up.
A few days later, the doctor saw the man walking down the street with a gorgeous young woman on his arm.
At his follow-up visit the doctor said, “You’re really doing great, aren’t you?”
The man replied, “Just doing what you said, Doctor: ‘Get a hot mama and be cheerful’.”
The Doctor said, “I didn’t say that. I said, “You got a heart murmur. Be careful.”
4. Mental state
A nurse had to take a patient back to her room after surgery. The woman was still feeling the effects of the anesthetic and was rather confused. After nurse had made her comfortable, she was confronted with several of the woman’s friends who asked, “How is she?”
The nurse replied, “Oh, she’s quite dopey.”
One of the friends said, “We know that, but how is she health-wise?”
5. Four-letter words
A man is recovering from surgery when the surgical nurse appears and asks him how he is feeling.
“I’m okay, but I didn’t like the four letter-words the doctor used in surgery,” he answered.
“What did he say?” asked the nurse, surprised.
“He said, ‘Oops’!”
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