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AllHealthcare's 10 Favorite Medical Movies

AllHealthcare's 10 Favorite Medical Movies

It doesn’t matter if you’re a doctor, medical assistant or a student. Medical movies resonate with the public because they force us to think about the worst-case scenarios or put ourselves in someone else’s shoes.

These ten movies made the cut because they are intelligent, exciting, and heart-warming. These are movies we can watch over and over. You may have seen half of our list, or you have only seen none of it – whatever the case, we suggest you pick up one of these ten great medical movies the next time you are at your local video store.

5. My Own Country

Starring: Naveen Andrews, Glenne Headly, Hal Holbrook
Released: 2000

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My Own Country is the true story of an Ethiopian doctor, Abraham Verghese, who moves to Eastern Tennessee as a young intern. Set in 1985, AIDS is beginning to ravage the country and emerging in rural towns. Dr. Vreghese takes it upon himself to combat AIDS in small Johnson City. He makes a name for himself because of his compassion and lack of judgment. AIDS patients travel from all over for Dr. Verghese’s expertise, and he soon finds himself overwhelmed.


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