According to an article in the Journal of Vascular Surgery, yes…at least, until the backlash started.
A group of dedicated researchers investigated young surgeons’ social media accounts, and shockingly found some had posed inappropriately in undies, “provocative Halloween costumes” and scanty swimwear. Outrage over this Puritan tut-tutting has overshadowed the paper’s other findings of unprofessional conduct related to controversial political/religious/social utterances, posing with booze or drug paraphernalia, appearing intoxicated, HIPAA violations etc.
People are shocked, shocked that their vascular surgeon could be preening in a bikini, Speedos or other unsuitable attire (and undoubtedly scouring Facebook pages of their local M.D.s so that they can be shocked by specific examples). When news of the retraction broke, I couldn’t resist checking the paper’s authors, and was amused to find that one of them had posted a photo of himself on Facebook wearing a weird hat with furry earflaps, sporting a goofy expression. Most unprofessional.*
*he has since deleted access to it.