Like with all extra reading, the act of watching a documentary/TV show will not allow you to stand out from the crowd. What will allow you to stand out from the crowd is how you've reflected on it, how it may have potentially sparked your interest in finding out more about HIV, cancer etc. Ensure it's your starting point and not your destination!
BBCiPlayer has a wealth of documentaries ranging from patients with rare conditions to a junior doctor's perspectives to a broader nationwide perspective of working in the NHS. These documentaries offer an insightful and non-glamorised viewpoint into medicine.
The lives of four doctors as they navigate the highs and lows of working at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City.
Four surgeons who are pioneers in their fields reflect on their lives and professions.
Fire in the Blood
Several people fight back against pharmaceutical companies that block access to low-cost AIDS drugs after 1996.
Dr. Lisa Sanders crowdsources diagnoses for mysterious and rare medical conditions in this documentary series based on her New York Times Magazine column.
An examination of the coronavirus pandemic, the efforts to combat it and ways to manage its mental health toll.
Witness the heavy emotions that come with end-of-life decisions as doctors, patients and families in a hospital intensive care unit face harrowing choices.