Just saw the premiere of what promises to be a pretty bad medical drama, Miami Medical. It's set in a trauma hospital where the best of the best trauma surgeons work. We know that because the head nurse tells a newcomer that "trauma surgeons are the rock stars of medicine, and here, we have the Rolling Stones". Yikes!
Pretty traumatic start I'd say, but it did get me to thinking about what kind of musicians rheumatologists would be. My first thought was Leonard Cohen, slower paced but much more intellectual. Thoughtful and nuanced. He also went bankrupt which states fairly well where rheumatologists fall on the pay scale of things. But then I remembered, I really don't like Leonard Cohen.
Besides, rheumatology isn't old and slow moving. In fact, it's one of the youngest specialties around. In this neighbourhood it only became a stand-alone internal medicine subspecialty in the 70's. And it's exciting. I don't think there is a specialty around that's seen the kind of progress we've seen in the last five to ten years. So no, no Leonard Cohen. Rheumatologists are the Mylie Cyruses of medicine. Young, perky and adorable. And I've got video to back me up.