REAL OR NOT — Chicago Med: “Derailed” (1×01)

REAL OR NOT — Chicago Med: “Derailed” (1×01)

Chicago Med has finally aired on TV and is now ready to share its dramatic yet thrilling scenes to medical series fanatics. I think it will be a big hit especially to people in a medical field. The first episode captured my attention by showing what happened to passengers during a train derailment. 


Dr. Connor Rhodes, a new doctor at hospital appears in the scene as he helps rescuing people after his commuter train is involved in an accident. Being a competent doctor makes the episode more interesting. Dr. Natalie Manning, a pregnant doctor. She’s quite intriguing because of her past.

(1 being the worst, 5 by being the best.)


  • Doing a deep chest compression with a child. A student doctor performs a CPR as the child suddenly becomes pulse less. Considering the child’s age and body size, the doctor is bothered about breaking her ribs just to save her life. In reality, you need to weigh the good vs. bad effects of a certain situation.

  • Saving a pregnant woman and her baby. In a scene where a surrogate mother is in critical situation and a surgery is needed to save her life but the biological parents disagree because they know it will harm their baby. In real life, doctors know about whose patient needs more medical attention even though their intervention will break some hospital protocols for the sake of their patients.

  • A nurse putting an engagement ring into a patient’s girlfriend finger. A patient with cystic fibrosis without any relatives but his girlfriend comes to the ER. A nurse found a ring inside his bag and gives it to his girlfriend. The nurse empathizes because she understands what the girlfriend is going through by putting the ring into the girl’s finger. 


  • Dr. Rhodes stitching his own wounds. Dr Rhodes manages to stitch his own wound without any help.

  • A doctor sitting beside a patient all the time. It’s acceptable if there’s no one available who can stay with a patient, a doctor can stand-in but it’s impossible to be around at all times. We know doctors are busy handling patients but to see them often beside a patient as if they’re the parents or relatives is unreal.

  • Dr. Rhodes being in control of everything. Yes, I know he’s competent but I think it’s too much to take control of every patient. He’s a new doctor, but he acts like he’s been working in the hospital for years.

I'm Heziel, blogging from Manila, Philippines. I've been working as a registered nurse since 2011.