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The Best Medical TV Shows Airing Now 

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Updated May 12, 2020 12.5k votes 4.9k voters 191k views 19 items

List Rules Vote up your favorite medical series that are currently airing new episodes

These are the best current medical TV shows, ranked from best to worst by your votes. Since television became popular in American homes, medical series have always ranked among viewers' favorite types of shows. Some great current medical TV shows are heart-wrenching procedural dramas while others are mostly comedic... they just happen to take place in a hospital. What are the top current medical TV series? Vote up your favorites!

What are some of the shows that appear on this best current medical TV shows list? Grey's Anatomy is not only one of the top current medical series, it is also one of the longest running. This NBC hit, starring Ellen Pompeo, Justin Chambers and Sandra Oh, first premiered all the way back in 2005. Code Black is another great medical show currently airing on television.

Other great shows that are featured on this top current medical TV shows list include Chicago Med, Doc Martin, and General Hospital—among other new shows and fan favorites including the best medical shows of the past decade.

Which current medical show do you think is the best? Vote your favorites up to the top of this list!

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The Good Doctor is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Medical TV Shows Airing Now
The Good Doctor Freddie Highmore, Antonia Thomas, Nicholas Gonzalez

Premiered: 2017

The Good Doctor (ABC, 2017) is an American medical-drama television series based on the 2013 South Korean series of the same name. Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore) is a young pediatric surgeon ...more

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The Resident is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Medical TV Shows Airing Now
Neli Yosifova added Matt Czuchry, Manish Dayal, Bruce Greenwood

Premiered: 2017

The Resident (Fox, 2017) is an American medical drama television series created by Amy Holden Jones, Hayley Schore, and Roshan Sethi. Idealistic young Dr. Devon Pravesh (Manish Dayal) begins his ...more

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Grey's Anatomy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Medical TV Shows Airing Now
Ellen Pompeo, Sandra Oh, Katherine Heigl

Premiered: 2005

Grey's Anatomy (ABC, 2005) is an American medical soap opera television series. The series focuses on the fictional lives of surgical interns and residents as they gradually evolve into seasoned ...more

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Chicago Med is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Medical TV Shows Airing Now
Nick Gehlfuss, Yaya DaCosta, Torrey DeVitto

Premiered: 2015

Chicago Med (NBC, 2015) is an American medical drama television series created by Dick Wolf and Matt Olmstead. Set in Chicago, the show focuses on the emergency department at Gaffney Chicago ...more

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New Amsterdam is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Medical TV Shows Airing Now
Ryan Eggold, Freema Agyeman, Janet Montgomery
New Amsterdam (NBC, 2018) is an American medical drama television series developed by David Schulner. A new medical director (Ryan Eggold) is hired to run one of the most prominent hospitals in ...more

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9-1-1 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Medical TV Shows Airing Now
ChristianaCain added 9-1-1 Angela Bassett, Connie Britton, Peter Krause
9-1-1 (Fox, 2018) is an American procedural drama television series created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. The show explores the high-pressure experiences of police, paramedics and ...more

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Untold Stories of the E.... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Medical TV Shows Airing Now
Untold Stories of the E.R. Jenne Kang, Linda America, Roy Vongtama

Premiered: 2004

Untold Stories of the E.R. (TLC, 2004) is an American docudrama television series. In this program real-life emergency room doctors tell about their most bizarre and puzzling cases.

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9-1-1: Lone Star is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Medical TV Shows Airing Now
Rob Lowe, Liv Tyler, Ronen Rubinstein

Premiered: 2020

9-1-1: Lone Star (Fox, 2020) is an American procedural drama television series and a spinoff of 9-1-1. The show follows a sophisticated New York cop (Lowe) who, along with his son, re-locates to ...more

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ER is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Medical TV Shows Airing Now
SJSAlias added Anthony Edwards, George Clooney, Julianna Margulies

Premiered: 1994

ER is an American medical drama television series created by novelist Michael Crichton that aired on NBC from September 19, 1994, to April 2, 2009. It was produced by Constant c Productions and ...more

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Private Practice is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Medical TV Shows Airing Now
angie1256 added Kate Walsh, Paul Adelstein, KaDee Strickland

Premiered: 2007

Private Practice is an American medical drama television series which aired on ABC from September 26, 2007, to January 22, 2013. A spin-off of Grey's Anatomy, the series takes place at Seaside ...more

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St. Elsewhere is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Medical TV Shows Airing Now
SJSAlias added Ed Begley Jr., William Daniels, Howie Mandel

Premiered: 1982

St. Elsewhere is an American medical drama black comedy television series that originally ran on NBC from October 26, 1982, to May 25, 1988. The series starred Ed Flanders, Norman Lloyd and ...more

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Dr. Pimple Popper is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Medical TV Shows Airing Now
Sandra Lee

Premiered: 2018

Dr. Pimple Popper (TLC, 2018) is an American reality television series. The series, starring dermatologist and Internet celebrity Dr. Sandra Lee, follows her as she treats patients with unusual ...more
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License to Kill is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Medical TV Shows Airing Now
Terry Dubrow

Premiered: 2019

License to Kill (Oxygen, 2019) is an American true crime documentary television series. The show chronicles accounts of patients put into jeopardy by medical professionals.
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Casualty is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Medical TV Shows Airing Now
Derek Thompson, Cathy Shipton, Ian Bleasdale

Premiered: 1986

This series is a British medical drama that airs weekly on BBC One. It is the longest-running emergency medical drama television series in the world, and the most enduring medical drama shown on ...more

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General Hospital is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Medical TV Shows Airing Now
Vinessa Antoine, Maurice Benard, Matt Cohen

Premiered: 1963

General Hospital is an American daytime television medical drama that is listed in Guinness World Records as the longest-running American soap opera in production and the third longest-running ...more

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The Doctors is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Medical TV Shows Airing Now

Premiered: 2008

The Doctors is an American syndicated talk show airing daily in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Australia, Ireland, Sweden and Finland. It debuted on September 8, 2008. The hour-long daytime program ...more

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Holby City is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Medical TV Shows Airing Now
Hugh Quarshie, Jaye Jacobs, Rosie Marcel

Premiered: 1999

Holby City is a British medical drama television series that airs weekly on BBC One. The series was created by Tony McHale and Mal Young as a spin-off from the established BBC medical drama ...more

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Marcus Welby, M.D. is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Medical TV Shows Airing Now
SJSAlias added Robert Young, James Brolin, Elena Verdugo

Premiered: 1969

Marcus Welby, M.D. was an American medical drama television program that aired on ABC from September 23, 1969 to July 29, 1976. It starred Robert Young as a family practitioner with a kind ...more

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Chicago Hope is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Medical TV Shows Airing Now
SJSAlias added Carla Gugino, Mark Harmon, Lauren Holly

Premiered: 1994

Chicago Hope is an American medical drama television series, created by David E. Kelley. It ran on CBS from September 18, 1994, to May 4, 2000. The series is set in a fictional private charity ...more

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