Which Medical Shows Are Most Realistic? Ranking ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ ‘ER’ and More

Kat Thieme

Not one medical show on TV is 100 percent accurate, but some are definitely closer to reality than others.

Twenty-four years after ER set the tone, doctor-based series are still all the rage, with breakout hits like The Good Doctor and established favorites like Grey’s Anatomy. So we decided to do a little investigating into which are most true-to-life.

From doctors doing the work of nurses to surgeons having an impossibly wide range of specialties, some creative licenses are being taken. Considering these medical inaccuracies, we ranked 9 popular hospital shows on a scale from 1 (totally unrealistic) to 10 (doctor-approved). Click through the gallery to find out how your favorite show scored!

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