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8 Must-Watch K-Dramas If You're Curious About The Lives Of Doctors

8 Must-Watch K-Dramas About The Life Of Doctors

It's no secret that becoming a doctor is tough. Training for the thankless job entails working under pressure, dealing with criticism, and monitoring patients for hours on end. If you're looking for something to keep you motivated, medical K-dramas might just give you lots of inspo. Although they're not always the most realistic, these shows are undeniably easy to enjoy—especially if you're powering through med school.

Here are eight medical K-dramas aspiring doctors should totally watch: 

1. Life 

Who's in it: Lee Dong Wook, Jo Seung Woo, Won Jin Ah

Where you can watch it: Netflix 

The short plot: Complex issues arise at one of South Korea's top medical centers when a warm-hearted emergency medicine specialist is at odds with the newly-appointed CEO.

2. Doctors 

Who's in it: Park Shin Hye, Kim Rae Won, Lee Sung Kyung, Yoon Kyun Sang

Where you can watch it: Netflix, Viu

The short plot: A compassionate doctor helps a headstrong woman pursue her dreams of becoming a neurosurgeon despite her childhood trauma. 

3. Hospital Playlist 

Who's in it: Yoo Yeon SeokJung Kyung HoJeon Mi DoJo Jung Suk, Kim Dae Myung 

Where you can watch it: Netflix

The short plot: This drama depicts the story of five forty-something doctors who have been friends with each other since they were medical students. 

4. Dr. Romantic 

Who's in it: Han Suk Kyu, Yoo Yeon Seok, Seo Hyun Jin

Where you can watch it: Netflix, Viu

The short plot: A famous surgeon leaves Seoul to become a neighborhood doctor at a humble hospital. There, he works with an avaricious doctor and a troubled young surgeon who seem to resemble his former students. 


5. Hospital Ship

Who's in it: Ha Ji Won, Kang Min Hyuk, Lee Seo Won

Where you can watch it: Netflix, Viu

The short plot: This show follows a group of young doctors who provide free medical treatments to rural residents via a traveling hospital ship. 

6. Doctor John 

Who's in it: Ji Sung, Lee Se Young, Lee Kyu Hyung, Hwang Hee

Where you can watch it: Netflix, Viu

The short plot: An ex-convict anesthesiologist and a top medical student work together to diagnose and treat patients experiencing mysterious illnesses. 

7. A Poem A Day 

Who's in it: Lee Yoo Bi, Lee Joon Hyuk, Jang Dong Yoon

Where you can watch it: Viu

The short plot: An aspiring writer gives up on her dream career to become a physical therapist. Years later, her life changes when she encounters a team leader and a physical trainee at the same hospital. 

8. The Good Doctor

Who's in it: Joo Won, Moon Chae Won, Joo Sang Wook

Where you can watch it: Netflix, Viu

The short plot: Like the American adaptation of the same name, this drama tells the inspiring story of a young pediatrician struggling with savant syndrome and autism. 


This article originally appeared on . Minor edits have been made by the editors.

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