Which TV Doctor Are You?
For decades television has depicted medical professionals in many lights. Many of these personalities you can find within yourself. Tell us which of these five TV doctors best reflects your personality?
Dr. Cliff Huxtable (The Cosby Show) – Bill Cosby’s portrayal of this reliable and hilarious doctor won over audiences every season from 1984-1992. Dr. Huxtable was an all around good guy who could make us laugh one second and discipline his children the next. On top of that, he was a great husband. As a doctor, he treated his patients as well as he treated his family; knowing when to be serious and when he could cure with just a laugh. If you aspire to be like Dr. Huxtable, your patients – and your family – will thank you.
Doogie Howser, M.D. – Were you the over-achiever in high school that took college courses early, and declined scholarships because you were offered so many? If so, then you probably relate to this young doctor who got a perfect SAT score when he was just six years old and finished medical school by age 14. Okay, maybe the writers of this show were stretching the boundaries of fiction a bit with Doogie’s success, but that’s what good fiction does. In reality, you might relate to Doogie’s near-perfect memory and his habit of keeping a journal of his thoughts.
Dr. Meredith Gray (Gray’s Anatomy) – Are you a deep thinker who is often sought out by friends when they have problems? Does your romantic life sometimes cloud your thinking when you need to concentrate on your work? You might be closest in character to Dr. Gray. She started out as an intern and worked her way up the ladder from there. She also narrated a lot of the show’s episodes. So if you often find yourself thinking in voice-over style thoughts throughout the day then you might enjoy this show.
Dr. Doug Ross (E.R.) – You can’t have a list of notable TV doctors without mentioning George Clooney’s character on the long-running series E.R. If you have a soft spot for children and aren’t afraid to take risks for others then Doug Ross might be your fictional medical soul mate. Even though Clooney’s character had a complicated dating life, it’s hard not to appreciate how dedicated he was to his young patients. If you have these qualities, then chances are you’re going to be quite a hero to many children and their parents.
Gregory House (House M.D.) – If you consider yourself a ‘loose canon’ who isn’t afraid to break the rules if it means doing what you feel is right, then Gregory House is the doctor who best represents you on the small screen. Hopefully you aren’t addicted to your own prescriptions like House, or you might find yourself in hot water with the authorities (like House). So how does House manage to stick around episode after episode? He’s a complete genius with a knack for finding a cure or making a diagnosis when everyone else in the room is clueless. So if you consider yourself a rebel in the field of medicine, make sure you have the brains to back up your attitude.
No matter which one of these doctors represents who you are as a person or the goals you have in the medical field, remember that there is one thing they all have in common: They care very much for their patients and strive to be the best doctor they can. If you have that quality, you’ll be successful in the healthcare industry no matter what is thrown your way. Check out the career field thats right for you on our career programs page!