Parents' Guide to

NY Med

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Reality medical series has blood, vocab, and strong themes.

TV ABC Reality TV 2012
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 14+
I like NY Med, but maybe not one of my favorite shows of all time.
age 14+

Very Inspiring Show

This series is simply amazing. I do agree that some of the situations are certainly adult, but due to this being a documentary none of the situations are exaggerated for the viewers. I let my daughter watch it with me, she’s 15 and very bright, and I think it’s nice if you want to let your children experience some real life situations under you guidance and supervision. We watch it on my Dish Remote Access app so that I can pause and answer any questions she might have or to make some comments so her and I are on the same page. With work full time at Dish, a child, and college I truly treasure the time I spend with her. If I get some inspiring TV watching time out of it as well then so be it.

This title has:

Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (2 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

The series offers a voyeuristic but humanizing look into the day-to-day lives of medical professionals as they do their jobs helping the injured and sick from all walks of life that come to them for help. On occasion, it also highlights some of the risks medical professionals take when treating them. Follow-up information about some of the patients that were treated, particularly those who faced life-changing surgical procedures, is also shared with viewers.

Folks who are sensitive or squeamish about blood or hospitals may not be able to stomach much of what is being presented here. Others may find some of the stories, especially those pertaining to terminally-ill patients, difficult to handle. But folks who like this sort of thing will find the show both interesting and inspiring.

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