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18th May '17 12:07:58 PM RoseAndHeather
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* Justified when it appears in ''Series/CodeBlack'' -- the overwhelmed, understaffed emergency department frequently doesn't ''have'' any specialists available, particularly in the middle of the titular scenario, when the hospital's resources are overwhelmed by the sheer number of people who need help. As such, Dr. Leanne Rorish and her colleagues will hand off to specialists whenever they can, but when they ''can't'', Rorish will either do it herself or improvise something that will keep the patient alive long enough for a specialist to get to them. The show also has [[RealityEnsues reality ensue]] when this trope is brought into play -- namely, having the offending doctor be read the riot act by the higher-ups for doing something outside their specialty.

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* Justified when it appears in ''Series/CodeBlack'' -- the overwhelmed, understaffed emergency department frequently doesn't ''have'' any specialists available, particularly in the middle of the titular scenario, when the hospital's resources are overwhelmed by the sheer number of people who need help. As such, Dr. Leanne Rorish and her colleagues will hand off to specialists whenever they can, but when they ''can't'', Rorish will either do it herself herself, hand it off to someone who ''is'' available and more qualified than her to do it (usually Ethan Willis, an Army trauma surgeon who works in the ER instead of as a surgeon), or improvise something that will keep the patient alive long enough for a specialist to get to them. The show also has [[RealityEnsues reality ensue]] when this trope is brought into play -- namely, having the offending doctor be read the riot act by the higher-ups for doing something outside their specialty.
18th May '17 12:05:41 PM RoseAndHeather
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* Justified when it appears in ''Series/CodeBlack'' -- the overwhelmed, understaffed emergency department frequently doesn't ''have'' any specialists available, particularly in the middle of the titular scenario, when the hospital's resources are overwhelmed by the sheer number of people who need help. As such, Dr. Leanne Rorish and her colleagues will hand off to specialists whenever they can, but when they ''can't'', Rorish will either do it herself or improvise something that will keep the patient alive long enough for a specialist to get to them. The show also has [[RealityEnsues reality ensue]] when this trope is brought into play -- namely, having the offending doctor be read the riot act by the higher-ups for doing something outside their specialty.
14th May '17 4:44:06 PM nombretomado
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* Subverted in ''TraumaCenter: New Blood''. When the heroes have to do a surgery on a dog...they have no idea how to do it, and all they can do is INCREDIBLY basic stuff.


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* Subverted in ''VideoGame/TraumaCenter: New Blood''. When the heroes have to do a surgery on a dog...they have no idea how to do it, and all they can do is INCREDIBLY basic stuff.
2nd Dec '16 10:45:09 AM Underachiever
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* Lampshaded repeatedly in the ''Literature/DresdenFiles'': Waldo Butters, Harry's go-to person for medical emergencies, is a ''mortician'' who in multiple books explicitly points out that he wasn't trained for this and the patient in question would really be better off in a proper hospital. He'll grudgingly accept when this isn't practical for reasons of secrecy or on account of a wizard patient's WalkingTechbane status, but happy about it he's not.

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* Lampshaded repeatedly in the ''Literature/DresdenFiles'': Waldo Butters, Harry's go-to person for medical emergencies, is a ''mortician'' who in multiple books explicitly points out that he wasn't trained for this and the patient in question would really be better off in a proper hospital. He'll grudgingly accept when this isn't practical for reasons of secrecy or on account of a wizard patient's WalkingTechbane status, and he actually ends up doing pretty good work in spite of his protests, but happy about it he's not.
2nd Dec '16 10:41:31 AM Underachiever
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* Lampshaded at one point in the ''Literature/DresdenFiles'': when the mortician Butters has to do surgery to remove a bullet, he explicitly points out that he wasn't trained for this.

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* Lampshaded at one point repeatedly in the ''Literature/DresdenFiles'': when the mortician Butters has to do surgery to remove Waldo Butters, Harry's go-to person for medical emergencies, is a bullet, he ''mortician'' who in multiple books explicitly points out that he wasn't trained for this. this and the patient in question would really be better off in a proper hospital. He'll grudgingly accept when this isn't practical for reasons of secrecy or on account of a wizard patient's WalkingTechbane status, but happy about it he's not.
19th Nov '16 7:41:55 PM MaskedAndDangerous
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** Not only that, but the one time we DO see a character switch specialties, it's [[ButtMonkey Doug Murphy]], a known [[ComicallyIneptHealing patient-killer]] who switches over to morgue work because he has killed [[RunningGag so many patients]] in so many ways that [[AwesomeByAnalysis he can instantly determine how other doctors screwed up from personal experience]]



* [[AvertedTrope Averted in ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'': The cast, consisting of two Doctors of Internal Medicine, one Surgeon, and one nurse, almost never operates outside of their own field, and when they do it's generally justified by Sacred Heart being a teaching hospital. Later in the series, [[RunningGag known]] [[ComicallyIneptHealing patient killer]] [[ButtMonkey Doug Murphy]] switches specialties from Internal Medicine to Coroner, because he's killed so many patients in so many different ways he is able to [[AwesomeByAnalysis instantly figure out how other doctors]] screwed up from personal experience.
19th Nov '16 7:38:38 PM MaskedAndDangerous
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* [[AvertedTrope Averted in ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'': The cast, consisting of two Doctors of Internal Medicine, one Surgeon, and one nurse, almost never operates outside of their own field, and when they do it's generally justified by Sacred Heart being a teaching hospital. Later in the series, [[RunningGag known]] [[ComicallyIneptHealing patient killer]] [[ButtMonkey Doug Murphy]] switches specialties from Internal Medicine to Coroner, because he's killed so many patients in so many different ways he is able to [[AwesomeByAnalysis instantly figure out how other doctors]] screwed up from personal experience.
2nd May '16 9:05:00 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Averted in ''UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'' where doctor Nanjo says that he isn't trained in doing autopsies and is only able to state basic things about the murder victims.

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* Averted in ''UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'' ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'' where doctor Nanjo says that he isn't trained in doing autopsies and is only able to state basic things about the murder victims.
3rd Feb '16 5:16:15 PM Bissek
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* At one point on ''Series/{{NCIS}}'', the Forensic Examiner, Ducky, does surgery...''on a dog''. In this case the dog's life hung in the balance and wouldn't have survived if they'd taken the time to find an actual vet, and the dog ended up solving the mystery for them. Also, Ducky ''assisted'' his assistant Jimmy Palmer, who did spend time working in a vet and knew the basic principles of dog surgery.

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* At one point on ''Series/{{NCIS}}'', the Forensic Examiner, Ducky, does surgery...''on a dog''. In this case the dog's life hung in the balance and wouldn't have survived if they'd taken the time to find an actual vet, and the dog ended up solving the mystery for them. Also, Ducky ''assisted'' his assistant Jimmy Palmer, who did spend time working in a vet and knew the basic principles of dog surgery. Ducky had also been a surgeon earlier in his career.
26th Nov '15 9:34:58 AM FordPrefect
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* The titular ''Series/DrQuinnMedicineWoman''. Again, this is justified by her being a doctor in (a) an era in which doctors practiced all forms of medicine, and (b) being a rural country doctor where she was the only physician around for miles.

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* The titular ''Series/DrQuinnMedicineWoman''. Again, this is justified by her (a) being a doctor in (a) an era in which doctors practiced all forms of medicine, and (b) being a rural country doctor where she was the only physician around for miles.
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