Doctors are the heart of the world, and many Korean dramas have been produced that show their importance to society. They convey the struggles that a doctor goes through on their medical journey. If you’re a fan of medical shows and doctors, here is a handpicked list of some good Kdramas about doctors, patients, and their lives.
1. Hospital Playlist
This drama tells the story of five doctors who are friends. They work together in a hospital and share their daily lives as doctors and friends. The main cast includes Jo Jung-suk, Yoo Yeon-seok, Jung Kyung-ho, Kim Dae-myung, and Jeon Mi-do. You can watch it on Netflix.
2. Dr. Romantic
It focuses on a genius surgeon, Boo Yong-joo, who leaves his job at a top hospital to work in a small town at a hospital called Doldam Hospital. The cast includes Han Suk-kyu, Yoo Yeon-seok, and Seo Hyun-jin. This drama is available on Netflix and Viki.
3. Ghost Doctor
This drama is about two doctors with opposite backgrounds and skills who end up combining bodies and spirits. It explores the medical world with a supernatural twist. The main actors are Rain and Kim Bum. Ghost Doctor can be found on Viki.
4. Partners For Justice
It’s a crime procedural drama that focuses on a forensic doctor and a prosecutor who work together to solve cases. The leading roles are played by Jung Jae-young and Jeong Yu-mi. You can watch this series on Viki.
5. Doctor John
This series is about doctors specializing in pain management. It centers on Cha Yo-han, a genius anesthesiologist, and Kang Shi-young, a resident. Ji Sung and Lee Se-young are the main cast. Doctor John is available on Viki.
Life is a drama about the conflicts and ethical questions within a hospital. Lee Dong-wook and Cho Seung-woo star as key figures in the power struggle. It explores healthcare issues deeply. Available for streaming on Netflix.
7. Good Doctor
The story is about a young surgeon with savant syndrome and autism who becomes a pediatric surgical specialist. Joo Won and Moon Chae-won lead the cast. Good Doctor is available on Viki.
8. Poong, The Joseon Psychiatrist
Set in the Joseon era, this drama follows a royal court physician who becomes a village psychiatrist, helping people with their emotional and mental health. Starring Kim Min-jae and Kim Hyang-gi, it’s available on Viki.
9. Doctor Prisoner
It focuses on a talented doctor who seeks revenge after being falsely accused and losing everything. He starts working in a prison medical clinic. Namgoong Min stars in this drama, which is available on Viki.
10. Hospital Ship
This drama tells the story of doctors working on a medical ship that provides free services to the inhabitants of remote islands. Ha Ji-won and Kang Min-hyuk are the main actors. Hospital Ship can be streamed on Viki.
It’s about a troubled young woman who becomes a successful surgeon with the help of her mentor. The drama stars Park Shin-hye and Kim Rae-won. You can watch Doctors on Viki.
12. God’s Quiz
This series combines medical drama with crime-solving as it follows a team of doctors who investigate mysterious deaths and diseases. Ryu Deok-hwan stars in it. God’s Quiz is available on Viki.
13. Yong Pal
The drama features a skilled surgeon, played by Joo Won, who treats criminals for money to save his sister. Kim Tae-hee stars alongside him. The drama blends medical and action genres, offering suspense and romance. Available on Viki.
14. Doctor Lawyer
It’s about a genius surgeon who becomes a lawyer specializing in medical litigation after a traumatic operation failure. So Ji-sub and Shin Sung-rok star in it. Doctor Lawyer can be watched on Disney+ in some regions and Viki.
So these were some recommended medical dramas that you should watch if you’re interested in hospitals and life-saving dramas. They will keep you hooked till the end and also make you cry sometimes.