Medical/Medicine TV Shows and Books

If you simply enjoy (for entertainment purposes not as learning tools) medicine-related TV shows or books, continue to read:

I’ve compiled a list of my favorites and a few I plan to watch (Please add your favs!). I’ve included where you can find each item as well. If not marked as FREE, it will cost ya to view it (unless you find it free elsewhere).

Not ranked, listed as they come to mind…

“Reality”/Un-Scripted or Documentary

NOVA: Doctors’ Diaries (follows 7 Harvard grads for 20 years starting from med school) Purchase full docu on Amazon or on you tube FREE but as clips or portions of the docu. LINK TO AMAZON

Boston Med: FREE YouTube LINK

NY Med: Amazon LINK

Hopkins: FREE YouTube LINK

Untold Stories of the E.R.: Airing on TLC LINK TO TLC WEBSITE

TED Talks: Doctors on the Cusp: Netflix

Bad Blood: A Cautionary Tale: Netflix

National Geographic, Stress: Portrait of a Killer: Netflix

Money and Medicine: Netflix

Living in Emergency: Stories of Doctors Without Borders: Netflix

Strange Medicine: Airing on Fusion LINK TO FUSION WEBSITE

Junior Doctors: (U.K.) FREE YouTube LINK

Frontline for Hope (St. Louis Children’s Hospital series) FREE YouTube LINK


Monroe: (U.K.) Acorn/YouTube LINK

Doc Martin (U.K. Movies and spin off TV series): Netflix season 1-5 and season 6 on Acorn/YouTube LINK FOR ACORN/YOUTUBE

Emily Owens, M.D.: Netflix

Grey’s Anatomy: Airing on ABC or Netflix or Amazon

A Gifted Man: Netflix (I heart Patrick Wilson)

Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story: Netflix


Just a few books I did read and enjoyed, all on Amazon…

Intern: A Doctor’s Initiation by Sandeep Jauhar LINK

On Becoming a Doctor: Everything You Need to Know about Medical School, Residency, Specialization, and Practice… by Tania Heller LINK

How Doctors Think by Jerome Groopman LINK

I also enjoyed Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder and just started Cutting For Stone by Abraham Verghese.

Thanks for this list! Just wanted to add that you can watch the Doctors’ Diaries free on the NOVA website: s-diaries…

I’m reading “Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers” right now - very interesting!

Amazon link

Stiff was so good and intriguing!