"Boston Med" (ABC TV show) picks where "Hopkins" left off and travels to a city renowned for medical excellence and home to three superb American hospitals, Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital, and Children's Hospital. Over four months, ABC cameras had unparalleled access to hospital staffs and patients. From operating rooms to end-of-life meetings, "Boston Med" explores the culture of doctors and nurses and the conversations that happen outside the patient's earshot. This unsparing look at the ups and downs of hospital care holds many surprises for viewers.

"Boston Med" is an emotional rollercoaster capturing moments of crisis, joy and heartbreak. The doctors and nurses depicted here are among the best and brightest. Still, medicine is as much art as it is science, and random bad luck can trump the most carefully calculated treatment. Every hospital knows that good doctors can make mistakes and routine surgeries can go horribly wrong. The caregivers of "Boston Med" are often heroic, but as viewers also learn, no one is guaranteed a perfect outcome.

The medical staff of "Boston Med" represents a spectrum of ages, ethnicities, races and nationalities. Maria Troulis is a warm-hearted Greek-American surgeon who must reconstruct a police officer's shattered jaw, the result of a botched robbery attempt. William Curry is a young African-American brain surgeon who is unfazed by colleagues and patients telling him that he looks like President Barack Obama. Bo Pomahac fled communist Czechoslovakia as a penniless medical student, never imagining that one day he would make medical history by performing the second-ever face transplant in the United States. A wife donates the face of her husband, a Hollywood marketing genius, to a down on his luck Vietnam vet.

"Boston Med" does not flinch from the sometimes untidy results of medical intervention. In one episode, viewers will see a pediatric heart surgeon perform a complex operation on a newborn that goes badly awry. In another episode, a veteran surgeon explodes at young residents who have put a patient on an unnecessary medication. And there is the ER doctor criticized by colleagues for failing to show leadership in a crisis.

"Boston Med" also examines the emotional toll that demanding medical careers exact on the personal lives of caregivers. Crushing financial debt, years of apprenticeship, and daylight hours spent in windowless hospital rooms are a rite of passage. Viewers will meet a gay obstetrician who blames the break-up of her relationship on work. Another doctor fears that he is becoming emotionally cut off from his own family and patients. Even as they're called upon to heal and restore others to health, some of the caregivers in "Boston Med" are in mourning for the personal lives they have sacrificed.

Terence Wrong is producer and executive producer. Rudy Bednar is senior executive producer. Sedika Mojadidi and Carl Hansen are supervising producers of "Boston Med."

'NY Med' Is ABC's Newest Medical Documentary Series


Network: ABC
Genre: Reality
Runtime: 60 mins.
Premiere Date: June 24, 2010
Seasons: 1

'NY Med' Season 2 Switches Between OR and ER — Premiering Tuesday, June 24, the sophomore season of the ABC News series offers a one-of-a-kind look at the world of doctors and nurses and allows viewers to see what patients do not. Read more...
'NY Med' Goes Inside New York-Presbyterian Hospital — Premiering Tuesday, July 10, the new ABC documentary series comes from the producers of "Hopkins" and "Boston Med." Read more...
'Boston Med' Picks Up Where 'Hopkins' Left Off — Premering on Thursday, June 24, the new ABC medical documentary series explores the culture of doctors and nurses and the conversations that happen outside the patient's earshot. Read more...

agnetha7 says:
Great show...and Patel is wonderful! I'd like to know the name of the song which includes the words .."until the last star is gone, whispering the words of allelujah..."
safetyotr says:
love this show!
diane says:
I've been waiting a really long time for a REAL-LIFE
victoria says:
I love this show. It's real life and death situations. Making the best decisions in crisis. Years ago I loved a similar show from the 70's or early 80's called Lifeline. Stories from various ER's around the US. Keep this show going I love all the medical staff. Wonderful individuals.
queent says:
I watched Boston Med last night for the first time and was amazed to watch the brain tumor extraction. I am a 3 year brain tumor survivor. WOW!

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