40+ Hilarious Pieces of Evidence Showing That Humor Is Vital in the Medical Field

These Medical Jokes Will Make You “Die” With Laughter

The medical field is a pretty serious place. It has to be, since the health of a lot of people is on the line there. However, that doesn’t mean that those in the field don’t know how to have a good laugh. In fact, we’d say that humor is vital in the medical field, considering how important it is to both the professionals’ sanity and the comfort of the patients. Here are a few examples.

Adding to the X-Ray

X-rays are designed to reveal the innards of a human being, but it can actually reveal a number of other things, particularly things that aren’t biological at all. Case in point, this image right here.

Adding to the X-Ray

It probably got a good number of laughs from the doctor and any other nurses around, as well as the patient herself. We can’t help but wonder how often these types of things actually happen.

Representing Your Field

As a nurse, you deal with a lot of needles and a lot of syringes. Most patients don’t like those two things, but you can actually use them to great effect if you know how to make them more friendly.

Representing Your Field

For instance, at a party, you can make syringe Jell-O shots for everyone to enjoy. It’s pretty much the best way to say, ‘see, nurses can be cool too! We know how to have fun!’ That’s the point of this list, of course.

From the Top

You may think that it’s only doctors and nurses who know how to have fun, but even the people in charge at hospitals know what they can do to get a good laugh time and again. Take these medical caps for example.

From the Top

Why the people in charge thought these would be a good idea, we’re not sure. They don’t really look that professional. But considering how scary the medical field can be, maybe it’s a good thing for the professionals to look more approachable.

The Lone Wolf

In countries that don’t have a well-established medical system, you often only have a village doctor of sorts. Sometimes, they know full well what they are doing, and may even have a degree. Other times, perhaps not.

The Lone Wolf

What happens when the village doctor gets sick? Well, there’s not exactly any doctor for them to visit, being the only one and all. However, if you have a doctor who refuses to go to a doctor, you may want to question their pedigree.

My EMT Buddies

If you and your friends work in the medical field, you may see them in some odd situations. Or, perhaps your roommates are just EMTs, and you aren’t. It would be kind of odd to call an ambulance and get your buddies, wouldn’t it?

My EMT Buddies

And of course, you may not trust the professionalism of your friends, since friendship often thwarts that kind of thing. But hey, they are still EMTs, so you can trust them, right? Right?

Stare Into the Abyss

Learning the way the human mind works is pretty tough. And by learning those things, you also learn a lot more about your own mind. In that way, you gain more insight into yourself, and you may not always like what you find.

Stare Into the Abyss

Hence, the joke being made here by someone studying the human mind. We haven’t gone through what they have but we can get where they are coming from in this case. It makes perfect sense to us that the psychiatry learning process is kind of crazy.

Prepare for the Dark

We made a joke about night shift already, but surely you didn’t think there would only be one such joke, right? After all, the night shift is a nightmare for so many people, you know there would be more than jest.

Prepare for the Dark

We don’t recommend using toothpicks in this manner though, as that would probably be pretty painful with the sharp points and all. Maybe just rely on coffee, which does the job a bit better without causing any physical injury.

A Little Creepy, but Not Wrong

Did you know that an EMT may have to cut your clothes off of your body if you are injured? That’s because they can’t risk moving your body around to get the clothes off normally, in case you have internal injuries.

A Little Creepy, But Not Wrong

So, if you’re the shy type, you may want to consider this when you go driving. Strangers will get to see you naked if you get into an accident and need EMTs to respond. Sure, they are professionals, but it’s still kind of uncomfortable, no?

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

Nurses have to go through a lot. Even though they work as a team, a lot of blame often goes towards one. The thinly veiled sarcasm here is how nurses who are used to this situation deal with it. We can tell that it’s a little bitter.

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

Well, maybe more than a little bitter. But we can’t exactly blame anyone for being bitter about a situation like this. Taking all the blame for everyone’s shortcomings and mistakes is never fun.

Risk It All

Sometimes, medical professionals are asked to do some pretty crazy things. And oftentimes, they can’t do anything other than crack a joke or two and accept it. Still, putting yourself in the way of a hurricane is probably a little too much.

Risk It All

But hey, if you have a job and need money, you might just do what you have to do. Sometimes the world rolls like that. Still, you couldn’t pay us enough to do something like that!

A Little Concerning

These medical professionals are not American, and frankly, we don’t speak the language that appears to be Cyrillic. But we do understand that little warning sign on the box, and we have to say, it’s both amusing and a little concerning.

A Little Concerning

Are chainsaw madmen a common thing in their country? Or are they just making a funny joke about one of the most wild ways their medical tools may be used?

How You Know

When you’re a medical professional, there’s one vehicle you don’t want to see a lot of on the way to work: ambulances. After all, the more of those you see, the busier you know your day is going to be.

How You Know

Of course said professionals probably care more about people being alright, but we can still imagine the sighs of frustration and the eye-rolling as they encounter three or four ambulances on the way to work. Sounds like a hassle to us.

Staying Quiet

When a patient is sleeping, a medical professional wants to try and stay quiet and let them rest if at all possible. Unfortunately, if your shoes are too squeaky, that might be a problem. Nothing to do but joke about it!

Staying Quiet

Well, that and feel somewhat apologetic about it as well. Sorry, sleeping patients: it’s not like the nurses are trying to interrupt your beauty sleep! There’s just nothing they can really do about it.

Working With What You Have

Hair ties may be cheap, but that doesn’t always mean you have them on hand. This nurse was lacking this vital instrument, but she managed to use something else every nurse has on her: gloves.

Working With What You Have

We doubt it will become a fashionable trend at any point, but hey, it did do its job pretty admirably for a latex glove, don’t you think? Maybe more medical professionals will start doing this if they have no other alternative.

Eye Candy

Working in a hospital is a co-ed experience for most medical professionals, so relationships aren’t that uncommon. However, sometimes it’s not about relationships, and it’s just about having attractive people to look at while going about your busy day.

Eye Candy

So it makes sense that some nurses might get upset if the handsome guy they work with ends up going elsewhere. Having eye candy while in a tough job is a good way to keep your stress and frustration down!

The Dino Has a Point

Waiting around in the emergency room is no fun when you have a good reason to be there. Even so, it’s actually good if you have to wait around, because that means you aren’t going to die. The people who are rushed right away are the ones in trouble.

The Dino Has a Point

And hey, if a cute little dinosaur is the one giving you that message, all the better. Let that stay in your mind if you ever have to go to the emergency room.

Different Tastes

Music in a hospital isn’t that uncommon, but then you run into the problem of whether or not everyone likes the music that is playing. Needless to say, you can’t make everyone happy, which may lead to some distaste from the coworkers or the patients.

Different Tastes

We have to wonder, how do hospitals choose what music is going to play in their halls or their rooms? Or is it up to the person that works in the room itself?

Playing the Part

Of all the medical professions out there, dentists might be some of the most hated. It’s not their fault: it’s just the things they have to do to your teeth that no one likes. So dentists should do whatever they can to alleviate their bad image.

Playing the Part

Being the tooth fairy is a decent way of doing that. At least as far as kids are concerned, it would probably go a long way in helping them rest a little easier. And it’s funny too.

Delusions of Grandeur

The Placebo Effect is a real thing: but if the thing being treated is delusions, then how much stock can you take in someone saying that a placebo is working? After all, aren’t they suffering from delusions? This joke points that reality out.

Delusions of Grandeur

But hey, maybe it actually is working. The problem is that you can’t really say one way or another if that is so, because of the problem being treated. It’s kind of funny, either way.

Push, Push!

Working the maternity ward is probably something that is pretty tough and doesn’t have a lot of laughs, at least not until a baby is actually born. There’s probably some smiles then.

Push, Push!

So you have to make your own fun every once in awhile. Thankfully, it’s not that hard to do that if you are just a little creative and clever. The real question is, would the mothers about to give birth really appreciate the humor?

One to Floss Them All

As we said earlier, dentists aren’t exactly well liked in the world of medical professions. So they have to be funny guys and gals to appear more approachable. Actually, have you noticed that most dentists are actually quite charming and funny?

One to Floss Them All

Well, posters like this are exactly what we mean. It’s funny, and a good way for dentists to relate to some of the people they work with, as well as just show that they too are normal folks with hobbies.

With a View

Let’s be honest, having a view may be nice, but there are some situations in which you probably don’t want one. You know, like at the gynecologist. We assume that this is just a joke on the doctor’s part, and that the blinds are closed when things get going.

With a View

Still, we can imagine the brief experience of discomfort and incredulity at the sight of this room. What woman wouldn’t be put off by something like this, right?

Don’t Let Your Memes Be Dreams

Most older people don’t really get memes or any value they may have. They also aren’t something you’d expect a doctor to use. However, some doctors are hip and happening, and they know the true value of memes.

Don’t Let Your Memes be Dreams

We’re just saying, a doctor that can use a funny meme is a doctor that we would be willing to place our faith in. To an extent, of course. We’d still distrust them a little bit on principle.

Passive Aggressive Care

Considering that doctors have degrees and most normal people do not, it’s pretty understandable that they hear a lot of stupid stuff in their line of work. We also imagine they get fed up with it quite a lot, leading to things like this.

Passive Aggressive Care

Does this doc seem a little frustrated to you? Because frankly, he seems a little frustrated to us. Not that we can speak for him or anything.

A Good Argument

Unfortunately, there are some situations in life where someone may have to get a prosthetic. That really sucks, and it’s pretty sobering to go in and get one. That’s why everyone should appreciate a doctor who tires to make the process less painful.

A Good Argument

It’s always nice to have a doctor who understands that a little laughter can make tough things easier. This is why humor is absolutely vital in any medical profession.

The Spooky Treatment

Even on holidays, hospitals have to stay in operation in case people get hurt. That being the case, many medical professionals decide to celebrate such holidays in other ways. That’s why you may encounter the Joker at the hospital on Halloween.

The Spooky Treatment

A surprise to be sure, but a welcome one. After all, the Joker has some experience with hospitals, right? At the least, Heath Ledger’s version does.

Obvious Symbolism

One look at this picture, and you can tell what kind of clinic this is. But hey, we’re not complaining. It’s actually pretty clever as far as decoration is concerned, and most people probably laugh when they see it.

Obvious Symbolism

Still, we can’t imagine how odd it was to ask someone to do this. Like ‘hey, could you paint this countertop so it looks like a sperm cell? Yeah, thanks.’

Stool Samples

Doctors: they love groan inducing puns. Although, we have to actually give them props for this one, as it is pretty funny. Stool sample: get it? Still, what’s more amusing is how much effort someone went through for this pun.

Stool Samples

Like, he had to go out and get a little stool from a dollhouse or something, just to put in a jar for his patients and himself to giggle at. That’s serious dedication to a bit. A really funny bit, but a bit nevertheless.

Too Close to Home

A lot of people want to be thin. And often, we tell ourselves that we would do anything to achieve it. But let’s be honest, that’s not really true. It’s just something we tell ourselves, and this doctor knows it.

Too Close to Home

But hey, exercise is hard and we like to eat good food. Can anyone really blame us for that? We don’t think they could, fairly at any rate. Besides, it’s just a joke that every doctor probably knows and tells once a week.

Small Mercies

A colonoscopy is something that no one actually looks on with any fondness. It’s a very awkward and uncomfortable procedure for a patient. That being said, a good joke may go a long way in making a patient feel a little better about their situation.

Small Mercies

Well, maybe not much, but anything is better than nothing, right? Even the slightest bit of comfort helps in these types of situations, which lots of people have to deal with.

Transitional Skills

Some skills can only be used in very specific scenarios, while others can be used in other fields as well. Oddly enough, there are some nursing skills that actually serve a purpose: still, gardening? Who would have thought?

Transitional Skills

It’s funny to see all of those plants with little drips of their own, though. Maybe they’re in critical care, and need both a healing hand and a green thumb! That’s a rare set of skills for one person to have, so they’re pretty lucky.

Back to the Dentist

Do you see what we mean at this point, about how hard dentists try to be cool and approachable? Seriously, they are very aware of their status in the world, if all of these jokes are anything to go by. It’s impressive that they go to these lengths.

Back to the Dentist

Then again, we suppose they have to: if you have to pick between a nice guy and a scary guy to stab your gums, which one are you more likely to choose? That’s right, the nice one. We hope, at least.

The Joys of Reading

A lot of clinics and doctor’s offices have TVs to entertain you while you wait or while you are being treated. Some offices have TVs, but apparently don’t care to use them. Or maybe it’s just broken. We don’t know for sure.

The Joys of Reading

Either way, we hope this office at least had some magazines or something. Otherwise, who actually brings a book during their visit to a doctor? We know some people do, but we firmly believe they are in the minority.

Thinly Veiled Double Meanings

Puns and dentists go hand in hand. Seriously, we think they are contractually obligated to use them if at all possible. Still, this one is actually of pretty good quality, so we don’t mind it, even if it is the lowest form of comedy.

Thinly Veiled Double Meanings

Do dentists just sit around and contemplate jokes they can use in their office? Or do they just get struck with inspiration while going about their business? Who can really say?

Is This Offensive?

How do you know if you need a colonoscopy? Well, there’s a bunch of legitimate ways to determine that, but you could also just think back on what type of fashion you actually remember. That’s what this doctor did, and he’s kind of got a point.

Is This Offensive?

Not that anyone should be offended, right? We all get old eventually, there’s no getting around that. Might as well joke about it, rather than get upset.

The Best What Now?

You guessed it, we have another wise guy dentist here with the jokes. At least it’s not a pun this time: it’s a double-entendre, which is marginally better. Once again, we suppose it helps to be funny when you’re an evil person like a dentist.

The Best What Now?

Seriously, who grows up wanting to be the guy that roots around in other people’s mouths? Only someone you should watch your back around, that’s who.

All in One

You know how being tech smart means your family just assumes you know how to do literally everything with a computer. Being a medical professional is kind of like that. No matter what type of doctor you are, it is often assumed that you know everything.

All in One

Maybe such a doctor should be flattered, but we imagine it’s actually just really frustrating and kind of annoying, just like it is when parents do that in any kind of situations.

The Medical Alphabet

We all know that doctors have terrible penmanship. But hey, doctors know it as well. They are perfectly willing to make fun of themselves in this regard, hence this poster that was hanging up in a hospital room.

The Medical Alphabet

We shall henceforth dub the doctor language as ‘Squiglish.’ After all, there isn’t a single letter in the medical alphabet that isn’t just a bunch of squiggles. What is it that makes this the reality for all doctors anyway?

Proper Punctuation, Folks

Punctuation is very important at all times, but especially when you are trying to tell a doctor what your problem is. If you don’t use proper punctuation, there might be some… confusion. Granted, that confusion may be hilarious, so there is that.

Proper Punctuation, Folks

We can’t help but wonder if this happens a lot, and if it is always this funny. Either way, doctors probably get a good laugh out of this, and may even go so far as to share it with their fellows.

Do You Like My Moustache?

Military hospitals are a little different from regular hospitals, but ultimately there are some things that are the same. For instance, they often compete with each other. These doctors were apparently competing about their moustaches.

Do You Like My Moustache?

Getting feedback from the masses is the only way to settle something like that, so they added exactly such a question to their little surveys. It’s the most subtle kind of office humor.

Professional Hazards

When you work in the emergency room, you are going to see some pretty wild things. Most of them are things that will shock you, to the extent that all you can really do is make a joke about it. For instance, finding heroin in someone’s crotch.

Professional Hazards

We really hope that means ‘in their pants’ and not truly ‘in their crotch’ but frankly, we wouldn’t be surprised if it was the latter. It doesn’t seem that far fetched, honestly.

Shouldn’t Have To

Of all the things you would think are common sense, not eating poop is one of them. You shouldn’t have to tell people that eating poop is bad for them. And yet, some doctors have to do exactly that.

Shouldn’t Have To

Seriously, we can’t help but imagine how many doctors have to refrain from outright calling some patients stupid. After all, how could you hear that and think the person you are speaking to is sane in any way? We can’t see it.

As Seen on TV

Regular civilians like to think that medical professionals are exactly that: professional. But truth is, they are just people, and like all people, they tend to be a little inappropriate if they need to blow off steam.

As Seen on TV

The same is true for those who work in the emergency room, of course. We hope they at least tend to keep it down while working with an actual patient, but when there is no one around to be bothered by it, they probably tell some sketchy jokes.

The All in One FAQ

Doctors get asked a lot of questions, so it stands to reason that they may decide to make life easier for themselves by just making a little FAQ of sorts. But this FAQ is a little different, because all of the answers are cheeky jokes.

The All in One FAQ

Funny though they may be, we imagine that these hit home for the husbands more than they do for the wives. Maybe because it plays to some stereotypes most of us are aware of.

The Night Watch

The night shift is something that many medical professionals have to deal with, and it always sucks, all the time. Coffee is something many of them rely on to try and stay awake no matter what. Naturally, they don’t inject the coffee via IV.

The Night Watch

But it is pretty funny regardless, and the joke hits home for a whole lot of medical professionals. We imagine a lot of nurses got a good chuckle out of all this!