Best Medical Shows of All Time, Ranked

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Grey's Anatomy via ABC

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Who doesn't love a good medical television series? Whether it's an intense drama, a comedy, or both, everyone can sit back and enjoy medical shows. Something about what goes on behind the scenes of a hospital is intriguing and exhilarating-- it's like an entirely new world.

While these medical shows might not always be the most realistic representation of a hospital, we like to pretend that they are. Bonus points if the show has hot doctors to keep us entertained! And let's face it, the doctors are almost always hot.

We've put together a list of some of the best medical shows of all time. If you haven't watched them all, we highly recommend you get on that pretty soon. In the meantime, go ahead and rank the shows based on your personal favorites!

Grey's Anatomy

Grey's Anatomy via ABC

Grey's Anatomy follows a close-knit group of doctors in Seattle through their surgeries, tragedies, and romances.


ER via CBS

ER is a medical drama following a group of doctors working at a Chicago hospital.


House via Fox Broadcasting Company

This series follows an infectious disease specialist, Dr. Gregory House who solves all kinds of medical mysteries.


Scrubs via ABC

Scrubs is an American comedy series that follows the adventures of a new group of medical students and their instructors.

Code Black

Code Black via CBS

This series follows the staff members of the nation's busiest emergency room as they attempt to treat patients often with limited resources, often resulting in a "code black".

St. Elsewhere

St. Elsewhere via CBS

The doctors of St. Eligius Hospital are seen dealing with the dramas of a big-city hospital, using dark humor to get through stressful situations.

Chicago Med

Chicago Med via NBC

This American medical drama series follows a group of Chicago doctors who face and overcome difficult challenges when it comes to treating patients.

Chicago Hope

Chicago Hope via CBS

Chicago Hope follows the head of the hospital, Dr. Phillip Watters as he often finds himself in conflict with his doctors and surgeons.

Doogie Howser, M.D.

Doogie Howser, M.D. via ABC

This American medical comedy explores Doogie's life as the country's youngest surgeon, as well as his life as a regular teenage boy.

Strong Medicine

Strong Medicine via Lifetime

This series takes place in a women's health clinic in Philadelphia. It focuses on feminist politics, class issues, and class conflict.