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Uber rage YouTube video gets doctor fired

Technically Incorrect: The Miami doctor had been suspended after a video showed her attacking an Uber driver.

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A scene from the fateful video.

Juan Cinco/YouTube screenshot by Chris Matyszczyk/CNET

It's a video that's been viewed almost 7 million times on YouTube.

It's a video that caused Miami doctor Anjali Ramkissoon to appear on ABC's "Good Morning America" to apologize for her behavior.

It's a video that has now gotten her fired.

Ramkissoon's employer, Jackson Health System, has let her go.

The hospital offered me this curt statement: "Jackson Health System is moving forward with the termination of Dr. Anjali Ramkissoon, a resident doctor. She is entitled to an appeal process."

Ramkissoon admitted that she was drunk that fateful Miami night. She said she'd just broken up with her boyfriend and that her father had been hospitalized.


However, her behavior in trying to get into an Uber car that apparently wasn't hers didn't seem entirely doctoral.

In the video -- shot and posted by someone who claimed the Uber driver had actually come to pick him up and not Ramkisoon -- she tussled with the Uber driver.

She tossed his belongings out of the car. She even attempted to kick him in his private practice.

The police were called, but no charges were filed. Ramkissoon told "Good Morning America" that she'd settled with the driver.

None of this, though, seems to have mattered enough to her employer.

Neither Jackson Health System nor Ramkissoon responded to requests for comment.

The incident shows vividly how one night -- one night that gets filmed and put onto YouTube, that is -- can make an enormous difference to someone's life and career.

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