[Top 10] Most Popular Medical Korean Dramas Of All Times

 If you look through Korean Dramas of 2020, you have probably noticed that many medical themed KDramas on the platform. Despite many dramas with medical storylines, these types of Korean dramas remain popular for many fans. However if you’ve only recently hopped on this Genre, these 10 medical dramas are the ones you need to watch:

Hospital Playlist

A drama depicting the stories of people going through their days that are seemingly ordinary but actually special, at the hospital, a place known as the microcosm of life - where someone is being born and someone's life meets their ending. The five doctors are long time friends of 20 years who started their undergrad in 1999 in the same medical school, and now they are colleagues in the same hospital. The drama will also deal with a story of a band formed by the group of doctors.

If you’re looking for a good time and a lot of laughter, this show should be on your top list.

 Dr. Romantic - Series

The Drama follows doctors Kang Dong-Joo and Yoon Seo-Jung as they adjust to life in a small, unassuming hospital outside of Seoul. Little do they know, this small town hospital is home to one of the country’s most legendary surgeons - Boo Yong-Joo, who now goes by Teacher Kim. 

Descendants of the Sun

A love story between Captain Yoo Shi Jin, Korean Special Forces, and Doctor Kang Mo Yeon, surgeon at Haesung Hospital. Together they face danger in a war-torn country.

This list is incomplete without listing iconic love story of Dr. Kang Mo Yeon and Captain Yoo Si Jin.

It’s Okay, That’s Love

Jang Jae-Yeol is a mystery writer and radio DJ. He suffers from a obsession. Ji Hae-Soo is going through her first year fellowship in psychiatry at a University Hospital. She chose psychiatry because she doesn't want to perform surgeries. After she meets Jang Jae-Yeol, her life goes through big changes. This drama talks about one of the pressing concerns of our society today – mental health. How we know little of it and how we can try to understand better. It will undoubtedly pull at your heartstrings as you watch its characters come together to comfort each other, support each other, and ultimately love each other.

Doctor John

Cha Yo-han is a doctor of anesthesiology. He is arrogant, but he is a genius at his work. Kang Si-young is a resident of anesthesiology who works with Cha Yo-Han. She is smart, warm and listens carefully to her patients. People, with mysterious acute or chronic pain come to the hospital. There, Cha Yo-han and Kang Shi-young try to find the causes of their pain.

Good Doctor

A man named Park Shi On is a doctor with autistic savant disorder who has the mentality of a 10-year-old.  He overcomes bias and discrimination by society and workmates and becomes a pediatrician by utilizing his exceptional abilities that the illness brings.

 Doctor Stranger

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. Park Hoon became a genius-like heart surgeon. He then flees to South Korea. Park Hoon begins to work as a doctor in South Korea's top hospital Myeongwoo University Hospital, but he feels like a complete outsider. To bring his love from North Korea, he does anything to make money.

You will see Lee Jong-suk in some of the toughest action scenes of his career.

Yong Pal

Kim Tae Hyeon is a talented surgeon. Desperate for money to pay his sister's medical bills, he adopts the code name Yong Pal and offers his medical skills to those in need of medical attention but who cannot do so publicly, dealing with gangsters and corrupt plutocrats. It is while making such a house call that Tae Hyeon rescues "sleeping beauty" Han Yeo Jin, a chaebol heiress, from a medically induced coma, leading to unintended consequences.


Yoo Hye Jung was a tough bully in school with a prickly personality and always goes wayward. She had many scars from her childhood and through self-preservation, Hye Jung keeps her heart shut away from other people. However, she changes after meeting her mentor Hong Ji Hong who plays a key role in transforming her life from a helpless gangster to a compassionate doctor. 

Hospital ship

It's the story about doctors who work in the hospital ship that provides free health facilities to the various remote islands in Korea. The story revolves around Doctor Kwak Hyun who is currently working in the hospital ship and Surgeon Song Eun Jae that is well known for performing various complicated surgeries. The story have love-triangle, complicated surgeries show, family issue and the last few episodes are awesome.


  1. doctor stranger was a total rollar coster
    Not recommend honestly :/

  2. Doctor stranger is a must watch train...it takes you on a turmoil ride

  3. Kindly suggest me some more.
    I already saw most of them.

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