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Does anyone watch House? Does anyone think it's a cool show to watch if you're interested in medicine? What other medical shows do you guys recommend? I've watched Nurse Jackie as well. It doesn't have to be medical either. It could just have critical thinking aspect.

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I found House (for the most part) entertaining. I found ER (for the most part) entertaining. I also realize they are, besides for some scientific truths, very poor representations of real life medicine/nursing. If you are suspending disbelief, they can be fun, at times, to watch; however, there are too many plot elements that are introduced purely for drama that they make the show difficult to watch if you are looking for "real" critical thinking.

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I cannot watch medical shows. The inaccuracies drive me crazy. My family absolutely refuses to watch any with me because I can't stop pointing out those inaccuracies.

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I cannot watch medical shows. The inaccuracies drive me crazy. My family absolutely refuses to watch any with me because I can't stop pointing out those inaccuracies.

Hahaha me too. I love seeing the docs draw blood and do their own MRIs, lmao.

And has House never heard of working up a DDx?? WHY does he insist on attacking each diagnosis, one by one, with such certainty?!

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WHY does he insist on attacking each diagnosis, one by one, with such certainty?!

What drove me nuts was how he would always announce what he believed was the correct diagnosis with certainty. For example, "it is amylase transference disease. Give him steroids, he can be discharged tomorrow." Umm, we are only 15 minutes into the show. That is not it. For someone who is supposedly so smart, he does this over and over. Oh well, dramatic license, I suppose.

Anyway, the team finds out House is wrong right as one of the doctors is getting ready to push the steroids, which is the biggest inaccuracy of all!

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