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! 

Doctor's Desk

BBCiPlayer

Documentaries

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.

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Microscope

Lenox Hill

TV Show

The lives of four doctors as they navigate the highs and lows of working at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City.

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Image by Startaê Team

Surgeon's Cut

TV Show

Four surgeons who are pioneers in their fields reflect on their lives and professions.

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Hospital Bed

Fire in the  Blood

Documentary

Several people fight back against pharmaceutical companies that block access to low-cost AIDS drugs after 1996.

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Image by Robina Weermeijer

Diagnosis

Documentary

Dr. Lisa Sanders crowdsources diagnoses for mysterious and rare medical conditions in this documentary series based on her New York Times Magazine column.

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Surgery

Coronavirus Explained

TV Show

An examination of the coronavirus pandemic, the efforts to combat it and ways to manage its mental health toll.

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Stethoscope on the Cardiogram

Extremis

Documentary

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. 

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