JULIET BURKE, Lost, "Cabin Fever" (2008)
Practicing medicine doesn't lend itself well to the making of friends. Maybe because life and mortality are in our faces all the time. Maybe because, in staring down death every day, we're forced to know that life, every minute, is borrowed time. And each person we let ourselves care about is just one more loss somewhere down the line. For this reason, I know some doctors who just don't bother making friends at all. But the rest of us, we make it our job to move that line, to push each loss as far away as we can.
DR. MEREDITH GREY, Grey's Anatomy, "Stand By Me" (2009)
I was going to be a cardiologist, but I didn't have the heart.
DR. BOB KELSO, Scrubs, "My Rite of Passage" (2006)
I was going to be a psychiatrist, but I was a-freud.
DR. MICKHEAD, Scrubs, "My Rite of Passage" (2006)
I was going to be a doctor, but I didn't have the patience.
NURSE LAVERNE ROBERTS, Scrubs, "My Rite of Passage" (2006)
Doctor playin' golf? Whoo boy, howdy! Now I've heard everything. What's next? Cop eatin' a doughnut?
JAMES "SAWYER" FORD, Lost, "Solitary" (2004)
I'm a doctor...when we make mistakes, people die.
DR. LISA CUDDY, House M.D., "Pilot" (2004)
It's a matter of professional integrity. No girl wants to marry a doctor who can't tell if a man's dead or not!
SHERLOCK HOLMES, Sherlock Holmes (2009)
Every mother wanted me to marry their daughter 'cause I was a doctor, and I used that to sleep with all those mothers. That's what "house call" used to mean.
DR. BOB KELSO, Scrubs, "My Boss's Free Haircut" (2005)
Ever since I was a little boy, my father wanted me to be a gynecologist, like him. How can I be a gynecologist? I can barely look a woman in the eye!
RAJNESH KOOTHRAPPALI, The Big Bang Theory, "The Grasshopper Experiment" (2007)