Celebrate First Responders With These Medical TV Shows

We’re all going through some unique struggles these days, and healthcare professionals are no exception. Many of you out there are putting your health at risk to care for those of us who need it most. Or, if it’s not you specifically, you probably know someone who is. And to all of those people we say, thank you!

In honor of the first responders in the health industries, we present to you: The Best TV Shows about Medical Professionals.

Scrubs (2001 – 2010)


In the unreal world of Sacred Heart Hospital, intern John “J.D.” Dorian learns the ways of medicine, friendship, and life. –IMDb

Scrubs recieved 17 Emmy nominations during its run and won two. It won the Humanitas Prize three times. It also won a Peabody award.

Grey’s Anatomy (2005 – )

A drama centered on the personal and professional lives of five surgical interns and their supervisors. – IMDb

This show has been nominated for 25 Emmy Awards and ten Golden Globe Awards.

The Good Doctor (2017 – )

Shaun Murphy, a young surgeon with autism and Savant syndrome, is recruited into the surgical unit of a prestigious hospital. – IMDb

This show has won two Banff Rockie Awards, an ASCAP Screen Music Award and a Humanitas Prize so far.

House (2004 – 2012)

An antisocial maverick doctor who specializes in diagnostic medicine does whatever it takes to solve puzzling cases that come his way using his crack team of doctors and his wits. – IMDb

This drama won two Golden Globe Awards, a Peabody Award, and several Emmy Award nominations.

M*A*S*H (1972 – 1983)

The staff of an Army hospital in the Korean War find that laughter is the best way to deal with their situation. – IMDb

M*A*S*H won 14 Emmys and was nominated for over 100. It also won a Golden Globe and a Peabody Award.

Nurse Jackie (2009 – 2015)

A drug-addicted nurse struggles to find a balance between the demands of her frenetic job at a New York City hospital and an array of personal dramas. – IMDb

This show won five Emmys out of several nominations. It was also nominated for five Golden Globes.

Nip/Tuck (2003 – 2010)

The dark and twisted trials of two plastic surgeons. – IMDb

Ryan Murphy’s serial medical drama won an Emmy and a Golden Globe.

General Hospital (1963 – )

Families, friends, enemies, and lovers experience life-changing events in the large upstate city of Port Charles, New York, which has a busy hospital, upscale hotel, cozy diner, and dangerous waterfront frequented by the criminal underworld. – IMDb

General Hospital has won 13 Daytime Emmys.

Childrens Hospital (2008 – 2016)

Explores the emotional struggles and sexual politics of a group of doctors charged with healthy libidos. Their dedication to their personal lives is relentless, interrupted only by the occasional need to treat sick children. – IMDb

This quirky comedy won four Primetime Emmys out of eight nominations.