Guest Post: 5 Top Medical Shows

There are several reasons why you’ve decided to earn your Masters Degree in Nursing: helping families with tough medical procedures and decisions, aiding children and their parents, potential travel opportunities, and to become a leader in your field of expertise.  With such a serious and life altering choice in education and career, you could use a break from it all by watching some of the best medical shows of all time!

Listed below are the Top 5 Medical Shows of All Time!  Some you may watch regularly.  Others you may have stored in your memory banks.  No matter which type of medical show you fancy, one of these shows is probably a front runner in your own Top List of Medical Shows that shaped your outlook on the medical field.

Let’s take a look at the most exciting medical comedies, dramas, and reality shows of all time!

General Hospital – This show makes the list because, as already know, the hospital is a very dramatic place!  Everyday a human being’s life hangs in the balance, surgeons makes life changing decisions in a matter of seconds, and your most trusted physician may be experiencing the divorce procession of a lifetime… wait a minute.  That’s abnormal, right?  Not at General Hospital! According to The Guinness Book of World Records General Hospital, currently in production, is the longest running American soap opera.  It is also the third longest running drama in television!  No wonder it’s among the top 5!

Doogie Howser M.D. – Becoming a doctor before the age of 18 could be a surreal experience.  Just take a look at Doogie Howser!  This lovable character, played by the star of How I Met Your Mother Neil Patrick Harris (or NPH, as his adoring fans call him), was the darling of 90s Television who not only diagnosed illnesses to patients but also managed his own adolescent challenges.  Ranked among the most popular television medical comdey-drama series, Doogie Howser was shown on ABC for four years.

Scrubs – Scrubs is quirky, slap-stick comedy at its very best.  With the most interesting characters in television history to earn their masters degrees in nursing and doctorates in various health and medical sciences, this ragtag team of health professionals will delight you with their witticism and uproarious indiosyncrasies.  You will enjoy the wacky staff of Sacred Heart teaching school!

House, MD – Are you ready to be thrilled?  This is a show designed to test the limits of medical thought and entertain your scrubs off!  For anyone looking forward to earning their masters degree in nursing, House M. D. is among the most interesting television dramas to land in your living room, televised on the Fox Network.  Follow the genius of Dr. Gregory House, played by Hugh Laurie.

Rescue 911 – This show, hosted by William Shatner, takes the crown for the best medical show of all time because, surprisingly, it’s real!  Prior to the onslaught of staged and scripted reality television, Rescue 911 was on the top of late 80s and early 90s television drama.  With some of the most memorable rescue situations, the EMT’s, nurses and doctors featured on Rescue 911 were among the top in the country.

According to cited sources, over 350 lives were saved because of the information learned and discussed on this show.  Now that’s impressive!


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One thought on “Guest Post: 5 Top Medical Shows

  • February 6, 2013 at 1:15 am

    Wow Gray’s Anatomy didn’t make the list? Or E.R.?


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