Team Medical Dragon

A skilled but wild surgeon and a woman determined to bring change… both struggling against workplace politics in a world where people’s lives are literally in their hands…

Super Brief Summary

An assistant professor named Akira Katou remembers how inadequate her skills were in the actual world. She had no idea just how behind the Japanese medical community was compared to other nations. In particular, Katou realized that the workplace politics of the hospital she works in is hampering the true potential of all of their doctors and nurses.

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However, the lead surgeon of the skilled team she witnessed years ago… now seems to be a completely different man.

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He was nothing like the man she saw years ago.

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When Katou told him of her plans, he just laughed at her.

However, an emergency operation minutes later forced him to change his mind.

And so, Asada agreed to lend her his skills as a surgeon to help her rise to professorship. That way, she could take the lead in changing the way hospitals are being run. However, he also warns her that she would regret her decision later…

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Impressions

The best way I could describe this series… would be GTO but in a hospital. Asada shares the same reckless but good-natured attitude as Onizuka. He’s extremely skilled and very stubborn about how things should be done. He pursues perfection and isn’t afraid to shake the system up to get what he wants, as evident by the Batista team he sets up.

The other characters show their importance later in the series. For the previously mentioned operation, Asada creates a team with a nurse and intern. Katou manages the rest, including the setup and office politics/social skills that the surgeon seriously lacks in.

One of the reasons why I like the series so much is that it never got episodic. At the very beginning, the plot was set and it slowly unfolds, each chapter showing more and more of the bigger picture. There’s no “filler” scenes or the like. Never a dull moment.

Overall, this is my personal favorite for the realm of medical science/drama. Nothing else really comes close to how gripping the story can get… nor do they match the audacity that Asada has. Definitely worth a read!

NOTE:
There’s actually a live-action adaptation… 2 seasons in fact! Sadly enough, I haven’t watched any of them…

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5 Responses

  1. Oh yeah, this is awesome manga! :D

  2. I’ll give this a pass. Recently I’m taking a Forensic Science module and the hospital, bodies (dead or alive) and doctors are giving me the creeps. I don’t want to be reminded of all those stuff that I’ve seen. :(

  3. It’s more work politics than medical science… but I can’t deny that there’s some surgical operations, especially when the “Batista” is one of the highlights of the series.

  4. Team Medical Dragon llega al final…

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