Foundation for House M.D.

06 Nov, 2011

This episode aired on Sunday November 6, 2011. You can listen to this episode in its entirety on or download the free podcast on our iTunes page!

Medical dramas and sitcoms have gained momentum in the past decade, and this episode of Radio Rounds explores one of the more popular shows of the decade: House.

Featured Guest: Dr. Harley Liker, Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at the UCLA Medical Center and Medical Technical Advisor for the television program House M.D. on Fox.

Dr. Liker shares with hosts Teresa Lee and Yojan Patel how his friendship with David Shore, the creator of House, got him involved with the pilot episode and how his role on the program has evolved over the years.  In addition he discusses where he finds inspiration while contributing to the show’s scripts and how the show’s creative license gives him a unique opportunity to address social politics of medicine and misconceptions associated with certain rare diseases.

Dr. Liker addresses the interesting issue presented by dramas centered on professionals and their careers.  They must “technically” please the professionals who actually work in the field while providing enough entertainment to grab the attention of the general audience.  In addition, Dr. Liker shares similarities and differences between his own medical practice and Dr. House’s.

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