Is the medical drama House MD accurate?
Oct 21, 2017
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How accurate is the TV show House MD and medical dramas in general compared to real life? I dust off my old DVDs and give it a watch.

I used to love this show as a medical student, so thought I'd revisit it knowing what I know now and see if it holds up!

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Clips used under fair use (education and review):

All House clips owned by Fox; Heel and Toe Films, Shore Z Productions, and Bad Hat Harry Productions in association with Universal Media Studios for Fox.

House “Everybody Lies” - Season 1 - Episode 1
Available here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LoOfLblddzs&list=ELm4NPADeTIBo

House “Everybody Lies” - Season 1 - Episode 1
Multiple clips used:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FanXU570rYc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsGw_NidQdo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQhnABaT1YA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kU8YGuxYRE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__px2sHcj0Q

Cartoon spike:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4Yte83WjLg

Explosion from EastEnders:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbMNkbVyj0k

TV Static:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9W5HjItVfUM

Dr Watson taken from Jude Law in Sherlock Holmes (WB):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-EGP38lS5E&t=25s

House theme tune:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zrq0udIvsVo

London’s Burning TV ad:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rJNOXtb2oI

DJ air horn sound effect:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFr74zI1LBM

Explosion:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwRgYgC013o

David Cameron clip:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIQWaBbURlY

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