Medical Drama

"[...] Where doctors save lives and make love, often simultaneously. Our stories, ripped from the headlines. Our passions, unbridled. Our cafeteria, eh… Make love to me, Ann. I know I’m just a surgeon and you’re a hotshot upstart administrator, but damn the rules, damn the system, damn our two foot height disparity, I want you."
Jeff!Abed, Community

A series focusing on the practice of medicine in a hospital setting.

Provides an opportunity to educate the public on medical realities (e.g., initial misdiagnosis; correcting fallacies about well-known illnesses; the continued abysmal quality of hospital cafeterias).

Like the Police Procedural or Law Procedural, these are vehicles for short stories.

See also Artistic License – Biology, Artistic License – Medicine, Artistic License – Pharmacology, Death Tropes, I Need an Index by Monday, and Science Marches On.

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