“You need to get involved at the University level. Like where Freud studied and have all those people looking at you and checking up on you. That’s the kind of help you need. Not the once a week for eighty bucks. No. You need a team. A team of psychiatrists working round the clock thinking about you, having conferences, observing you…”
(Jerry, The Pitch, 1992)
Did you ever notice that morning rounds aren’t as fun as TV shows like Scrubs make them out to be? And what’s with “rounds” anyway? They’re not circular, and you certainly can’t roll them.
At Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson School, morning rounds are about as fun as rounds can be without actually having Jerry Seinfeld present. We’ve created a comprehensive data base linking every Seinfeld episode to examples of psychopathology. Trainees watch the syndicated comedy every Monday and Thursday evening and prepare for a discussion during (Tuesday and Friday) morning rounds.
No pig man; Farfel; Tor; Junior Mints; “difficult patients;” tractor stories; Jujube’s; goiters or autographed birthday cards for Mr. Steinbrenner were harmed in the making of this didactic.