Ever wonder what your team partners like to watch, read and listen to related to the medical field? We’ve asked and (some of you!) have answered.
Grey’s Anatomy was far and away the most popular TV show mentioned, although many were quick to note that although it’s entertaining, it’s also one of the least realistic. But that didn’t stop it from just being renewed for its 20th season, making it ABC’s longest-running scripted primetime show.
Take a look at other show recommendations and how they stacked up against each other:
(So if you love to watch Dr. Pimple Popper but don’t want to admit it, know that you’re not alone.)
Additional shows that were included (in case you want to add others to your queue):
- Chicago Hope
- Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman
- Law & Order
- Dr. Mike on YouTube
- The Zoo: San Diego
- Any PBS NOVA documentary
- Dr. G: Medical Examiner
- Chicago Fire
- Monsters Inside Me
Only one movie got a nod, but there were a couple of votes for it!
Several team partners regularly listen to the below podcasts:
- Ten Percent Happier
- This Week in Parasitism (TWiP/This Week in Virology (TWiV)
- Help Me With HIPAA
- ASN Podcasts (American Society of Nephrology)
- Huberman Lab
Whether it be books that stuck with you from high school or ones that influenced you to go into the medical field, several were recommended:
- Outlive: The Science & Art of Longevity by Peter Attia, M.D.
- Five Days at Memorial by Sheri Fink
- The House of God by Samuel Shem (couple of votes for this one)
- A More Excellent Way: Be in Health by Dr. Henry W. Wright
- Angels in the ER by Robert Lesslie, M.D.
- All Things Bright and Beautiful by James Herriot
- Any book by Robin Cook
- When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi (couple of votes for this one)
- Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
- My Own Country: A Doctor’s Story by Abraham Verghese
- The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
- Kimmery Martin novels
- The Hot Zone by Richard Preston (couple of votes for this one)
- Doctor on Everest by Dr. Kenneth Kamler
- The Nurse’s Secret by Amanda Skenandore
- The Radium Girls by Kate Moore
- Gifted Hands by Ben Carson, M.D.