If you scroll through the Korean dramas on Netflix, you’ve probably noticed the many medical-themed dramas on the platform. Despite the many many dramas with medical storylines, these types of Korean dramas remain a go-to for many fans. However if you’ve only recently hopped on the K-drama bandwagon, these 20 medical dramas are the ones you need to watch: you need to watch right now!

20. Obstetrics and Gynecology Doctors

Seo Hye Young’s life turns upside down after she reluctantly agrees to abort her patients second child. She is transferred to an obscure country hospital as a result and then later discovers she is carrying a married man’s child.

  • Episodes: 16
  • Original release: 2010
  • Genre: Romance, Medical

19. Faith

In a story that transcends time and space, a Goryeo Age warrior loves a present-day doctor. A 21st-century plastic surgeon Eun Soo gets kidnapped and brought 700 years in the past for her healing powers. Goryeo era bodyguard to the king General Choi Yeong is smart but a little naive, he almost never smiles. He faces conflicts with the female doctor Eun Soo, but soon feels attracted to her.

  • Episodes: 24
  • Original release: 2012
  • Genre: Action, Historical, Romance, Drama, Medical, Fantasy

18. Good Doctor

An autistic savant becomes a paediatrician and tries to prove himself in the face of conflict with patients and peers. A hot-headed surgeon dislikes him, while he develops an understanding with two other colleagues.

  • Episodes: 20
  • Original release: 2013
  • Genre: Romance, Life, Drama, Medical

17. Medical Top Team

A team of elite doctors treats patients while dealing with power struggles within the hospital. This TV series follows the journey of creating Korea’s best multidisciplinary medical team and the stories of doctors inside. Characters who have different hurts and dilemmas struggle as they get to work together and gradually learn that healing a person is healing oneself.

  • Episodes: 20
  • Original release: 2013
  • Genre: Drama, Medical

16. Emergency Couple

A divorced couple’s feelings for each other are rekindled when they become reunited years later. Jin Hee led a satisfying life as a dietitian. She then met medical school student Chang Min. Despite his wealthy family’s strong opposition, Jin Hee and Chang Min decided to get married. Chang Min’s family is full of doctors.

  • Episodes: 21
  • Original release: 2014
  • Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama, Medical

15. Doctor Stranger

A young doctor flees North Korea for life in the south, where he finds a woman who looks exactly like the woman he lost track of during his escape. As a child, Park Hoon and his father were kidnapped by North Korea. In North Korea, he was trained to become a doctor by his father who was already a doctor.

  • Episodes: 20
  • Original release: 2014
  • Genre: Thriller, Romance, Drama, Medical

14. It’s Okay, That’s Love

A novelist clashes with a psychiatrist on a talk show, but soon they become roommates. Despite being a bit of a prickly pear, Jang Jae Yeol, has become famous for authoring mystery novels and for hosting a popular radio show. While sitting on a talk show panel with psychiatrist Ji Hal Soo, it became clear to all that the two just rubbed each other the wrong way.

  • Episodes: 16
  • Original release: 2014
  • Genre: Friendship, Psychological, Comedy, Romance, Drama

13. Blood

Dr Park Ji Sang believes in the sanctity of human life, and struggles to treat terminally ill cancer patients and save lives while at the same time being a vampire.

  • Episodes: 20
  • Original release: 2015
  • Genre: Action, Vampire, Romance, Drama, Medical, Supernatural

12. Kill Me, Heal Me

Cha Do-hyun, a businessman with dissociative identity disorder, tries to regain control over his life with the help of Oh Ri-jin, a first-year psychiatric resident who treats him in secret.

  • Episodes: 20
  • Original release: 2015
  • Genre: Psychological, Comedy, Romance, Drama

11. D-Day

When an earthquake strikes Seoul, doctors and rescue workers struggle to save the lives of the victims. An unprecedented 6.5-magnitude earthquake has struck Seoul, destroying roads and buildings, and preventing ambulances from reaching victims.

  • Episodes: 20
  • Original release: 2015
  • Genre: Romance, Drama, Medical

10. Yong Pal

A surgeon decides to operate as a doctor for the corrupt and criminal in order to pay for his sister’s medical bills. He becomes enmeshed in a dark conspiracy involving a chaebol heiress forcibly put in a medically induced coma.

  • Episodes: 18
  • Original release: 2015
  • Genre: Action, Romance, Drama, Medical

09. Doctors / Doctor Crush

A unrly teenage girl meets a compassionate teacher who inspires her to alter her path and become a street-savvy neurosurgeon.

  • Episodes: 20
  • Original release: 2016
  • Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama, Medical

08. Descendants of the Sun

A soldier belonging to the South Korean Special Forces falls in love with a beautiful surgeon. However, their relationship is short-lived as their professions keep them apart.

  • Episodes: 16
  • Original release: 2016
  • Genre: Romance, Drama, Medical

07. Doctor Romantic , Teacher Kim

A famous surgeon with the nickname of “Hand of God” suddenly disappears and resurfaces as “Teacher Kim” in a small hospital to guide young doctors.

  • Episodes: 20
  • Original release: 2016
  • Genre: Romance, Drama, Medical

06. Beautiful Mind

Hyeonseong Hospital is the best national hospital with the most advanced medical techniques but something mysterious is happening inside the hospital.

  • Episodes: 14
  • Original release: 2016
  • Genre: Mystery, Psychological, Romance, Medical, Melodrama

05. Mirror of the Witch

An infertile princess meets a friendly scholar in a dangerous attempt to lift the black magic that ensnares her.

  • Episodes: 20
  • Original release: 2016
  • Genre: Historical, Comedy, Romance, Medical, Fantasy, Supernatural, Tragedy

04. Hospital Ship

A group of doctors and nurses visit remote island villages on a floating hospital to treat patients who don’t have easy access to medical care.

  • Episodes: 40
  • Original release: 2017
  • Genre: Romance, Drama, Medical

03. Life

At South Korea’s premier university hospital, ideals and interests collide between a patient-focused emergency physician and the hospital’s new director.

  • Episodes: 16
  • Original release: 2018
  • Genre: Suspense, Psychological, Drama, Medical

02. Cross

This drama is about a gifted young man learns medicine out of a desire to avenge his father who was brutally murdered fifteen years ago.

  • Episodes: 16
  • Original release: 2018
  • Genre: Suspense, Thriller, Mystery, Crime, Medical

01. A Poem A Day

A Poem a Day is a 2018 medical South Korean television series starring Lee Yu-bi, Lee Joon-hyuk and Jang Dong-yoon. The story of lives of people who work at the hospital like physical therapists, rehabilitation therapists, radiologists, nurses, medical trainees and more.

  • Episodes: 16
  • Original release: 2018
  • Genre: Comedy, Romance, Life, Drama, Medical

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