As a doctor, you need edutainment more than anyone else – i.e. shows that are not only entertaining but also educating. These are the top seven TV shows that will keep your mind active:
If you are a doctor and you haven’t watched this, just don’t bother scrolling down. Grey’s
Anatomy is an all-time medical drama hit that focuses on the fictional lives of surgical interns,
attendants and residents as they gradually become seasoned doctors, while struggling to
maintain their personal lives and relationships. It is based on the famous human anatomy
textbook by Henry Gray – Gray’s Anatomy.
Hart of Dixie (2011-2015):
This show is about Doctor Zoe Hart who graduated from medical school at the top of her class
and soon after was offered a prestigious job. She denies the job because she had other plans
with her boyfriend. But after her boyfriend dumps her, she moves back to her hometown of
Bluebell, Ala., after graduation only to find that her father has died, and she now has half of a
medical practice to run. This medical drama will be a good watch for the young doctors out there
just beginning to enter into the professional world.
Emily Owens MD (2012-2013)
Emily Owens starts her professional career at a hospital that she realizes is just like high school,
the same groups, clichés and social anxiety. This show is based on Emily Owen’s journey as
she makes sense of the world around her. A treat to watch, nevertheless.
The Night Shift:
The show primarily follows the life Dr. TC Callahan, who is an ex-Army medic exhibiting PTSD-
type symptoms, having watched his brother die right in front of him on the battlefield. He
frequently breaks rules at the hospital, tending to go on his own way. The medical drama also
revolves around the lives of other doctors who have their own pasts and secrets to hide.
Scrubs follows the story of an intern working his way through his medical education as he
comes across some weird characters in the medical world. This show is more of a comedy than
a medical drama, but hey the doctors need light entertainment too sometimes.
Call the Midwife:
This medical drama is based on lives of midwives in East London in the late 1950s and early
1960s. It illustrates how their jobs are affected following the baby boom as a result of World War
II and other notable historical events.
The show’s main character is Dr. Gregory House, an unconventional medical genius who leads
a team of diagnosticians at a hospital. House is known to often clash with his fellow physicians
and even his own diagnostic team, because many of his diagnosis about his patients’ illnesses
are based on ridiculous hypotheses with little or no insights. His breach of hospital rules and
procedures often leads him into conflict with his boss too. If you are a doctor like House, you
may well be special.
Are there any other TV shows you really like as a doctor? Let us know in the comments.