Simon Crouch always enjoyed ER, so much so that he spent an elective in Hollywood to see how it is made
- By: Simon Crouch
During my fourth year at medical school, Wednesday nights were ER party nights. Every week a group of us would gather around the television in my living room to watch the latest episode of the hit show, which is soon to enter its 11th season. We would listen with intent to the medical content of the show to see if we could guess the diagnosis before it was revealed and to poke holes in the accuracy of the medicine portrayed. It became a relaxed way to revise and reinforce some of the clinical medicine that we were learning at the same time.
I took following ER one step further when I spent my elective at the Warner Studios with the makers of ER. For eight weeks at the end of summer I lived and worked in Hollywood getting a behind the scenes look at the making of one of television's