I’m such a nerd. Even when picking a TV show to watch, I had to pick one that is medically-related. I can’t even remember how I came across this show.
I have to say that it’s been good so far; it’s not overly dramatic, and actually provides some food for thought. The female lead had always wanted to become a neurosurgeon because her dad is a famous one, but realises where her passion lies after rotating through cardiothoracics. I don’t know what she chose in the end because the show hasn’t ended, but isn’t this scenario all-too-familiar? It kinda makes me feel ok that ED has wavered my decision to specialise in paeds, haha. Also, some scenes reminded me of my intern days – being a noob at IV cannulation and venepuncture, certifying my first death, performing my first CPR.
There were also some ethical scenarios that got me thinking. For example, there was a patient who was bleeding profusely in the OT and the senior neurosurg reg who was operating clipped the aneurysm before the consultant arrived even though he didn’t really have the expertise to do it. He said the patient’s life was at stake and the consultant wouldn’t have arrived in time. Or another example would be the dilemma when there was a car accident with 2 people awaiting OT but only 1 OT available. Someone argued that the drunk driver shouldn’t have priority, but the other side of the argument was that as doctors we should save the most needy one first.
Anyway, I hope I haven’t given away too much. It’s worth a watch.
You can watch it here: link.