Great Doctor Ling Ran


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Ling Ran, a med school senior, begins to see the world like a game UI. He uses it to pave his way towards graduation, a residency, becoming the greatest doctor in the world… And finally getting a Transformer from his newbie packs? Maybe. We don’t know yet.

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KingLycan rated it
March 22, 2019
Status: --
I like this Novel, and appreciate the Author and Translator hard work on Medical term which are mostly correct to a certain extend. As far as I have read, the Novel is within the realm of possibility, while only System is op.

The character and world is based on a real life, along with rules that are being followed.
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kkgoh rated it
May 3, 2019
Status: c155
大医凌然 is a decent binge read with a unique premise centered around medical drama.
Ranked #1 in Qidian's original webnovel series for quite awhile now.
Worth the time if you don't have better novels lined up.
Suffers from a very robotic/flawed main character. One-dimensional side characters.

Medical school intern and all-round ikemen Ling Ran unexpectedly gains a system that boosts his medical skills through the completion of various missions. We follow Ling Ran as he aims to become the best doctor in the world.
Yup, it's that straight forward.... more>> It's a slice-of-life novel after all.

This is the biggest flaw of the novel. All characters are one-dimensional with very little depth, including MC. Even for a slice-of-life novel it's pretty bare.

MC Ling Ran is an ikemen (good looking guy) that causes all women to fawn over him (that's the running joke). He becomes incredibly OP within just a month of acquiring the system, which makes it pretty boring.
Unfortunately MC is written as a very robotic OCD character with a single-minded pursuit to develop his skills while having strong anti-social behavior, i.e. a sociopath. That's a VERY ODD/DISAPPOINTING personality to have as a doctor. It's one thing to be emotionally detached as a doctor, it's another thing when the author deliberates writes that patients are just commodities (patients "spawn" just like a game), and Ling Ran is there to "harvest" them. WTF.

We are forced to seriously question the underlying motives of the MC for being a great doctor, whether it's for his own fame/glory/personal enjoyment. Because you certainly don't sense him having any empathy for patients. Curing/saving them is just part of the process for the MC to acquire better skills.

Author tries to "fix" this by stating that MC has no attachment to the riches that come from performing surgery. He even has the MC state that "it doesn't what kind of doctor you are... there's only a successful doctor and an unsuccessful one". WTF. That's still completely missing the point.


Multitude of side characters are all incredibly one-dimensional.
His dad is greedy but deeply loves his wife.
His mom is a capable but quirky house-wife.
All females of similar age to the MC fall head-over-heels for him.
All male co-workers are either incompetent, ugly, jelly, or some combination thereof.

(1) Kudos on the medical depth, detail of hospital systems.
Not sure how accurate it is, but the heavy medical jargon is impressive, and a quick Google search does show that the illnesses/human anatomy/surgical techniques are quite legit. The medical injuries and situations are quite realistic.
I've been in the US pharmaceutical/healthcare industry for a few years before, so it does pass the smell-test.

(2) Jokes are amusing, but repetitive after awhile.
It's always a stereotype of the various characters.

Multiple jokes about women fawning over the MC, just in different situations.
Multiple jokes about his parents either being greedy/quirky or both.


(3) It's incredibly annoying that people around MC constantly misunderstand his diligence.
MC does multiple surgeries a day, so everyone sees him as him being a great doctor. But MC is doing it to complete his mission quote and score more rewards.
The result is the same, the intention is completely different.

(4) Author has a pretty careless and irreverent attitude in writing medical drama and the associated emotions.
Healthcare is a pretty sensitive issue. Sure there are dumb injuries we can all laugh at.

Balls going into the wrong places, scrotum damage, etc

But we get more of these:
- Patient deaths or anxiety over their disabilities are handled in a very cavalier manner.
- Patients who are angry/concerned with possibility future disability are labeled as ignorant/overreactive. Everyone who questioned MC's abilities MUST be stupid, because surely they are at fault for not being able to mind-read the aloof MC when he gives little or sh*tty explanations.
Am being sarcastic here... doctor/patient communication is one of the most basic things, not just when a patient dies.
- Patients' families who show up angry are labeled as unreasonable.
- Doctors who do emergency outpatient treatment are certain to get sued.
- Doctors are always assumed to be maneuvering to rise up the ranks and don't care about the Hippocratic oath.

Yes all this does happen occasionally in China, yes there are plenty of hospital politics, but for it to be standard in this novel is inappropriate and somewhat distasteful.
I don't think this is a cultural difference because I've been to hospitals in China. Just seems like this is the author's incredibly cynical perception of Chinese healthcare.

(5) Besides Qidian (webnovel. com), I think Wuxiaworld is translating it too. <<less
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Zackarotto rated it
March 30, 2019
Status: c250
This is still relatively new, but the "narrative loop" in this medical cheat novel seems to start with our protagonist learning a new surgical skill, then spending insane amounts of time in the operating room, building up a bit of a name for himself... and occasionally a really fun character arc falls into place somewhere in the middle, where Ling Ran catches the eye of some beautiful celebrity or obscenely rich girl.

Ling Ran's cheat system of randomly obtaining new skills is similar to "I'm Really a Superstar", but a key... more>> difference is that I actually like him as a person. He's far more intelligent than the average cheat hero: we start with him trying to self-diagnose himself for mental issues, and then conducting a Turing test on the AI system in his mind, so while many novels tell you their protagonist is a genius, this is a the rarer kind that shows it. He takes care as to how to maximize his skills instead of just having convenient stuff fall into his lap all the time. As a doctor, he's doing something productive for society, which is a plus for me, as I've gotten sick of novels with self-serving protagonists who aren't anymore worth rooting for than the people they kill in droves. Ling Ran isn't arrogant, and doesn't go out of his way to slap the faces of his peers. What he is, is farcically good-looking, fastidious to the point where he can be called obsessive compulsive, and lacking in desire or strong emotions. His only interest is practicing medicine (and apparently Transformers), so any hope of romance tends to be one-sided. This may not be what all readers are looking for, but he does stand out as a distinct character.

I have no major gripes with this novel, but a few smaller ones. It can be awkwardly translated on occasion, although the medical jargon always comes across very well. Sometimes a joke seems to go over my head or doesn't translate to the English version, but I find it quite funny overall, with great running gags. But in all honesty, it does get dull sometimes. Every few chapters there's one that's just about the minutiae of hospital administration. To me, this is no more boring than reading a combat novel where the latest forgettable trash villain has his signature sword moves described in precise detail, and at least it's a different subject for once, but it's still completely unnecessary to get a lecture about the status of a post-housemanship resident doctor in a tertiary grade-A hospital, or how the Chinese maternity leave system impacts the case load of a clinic, or whatever. I'm comfortable with the slower pacing, as it makes it less likely to fall into a pattern of formulaic story arcs that are quickly resolved, but it would be better if I could bring myself to care about the number of extra hospital beds that can be added to a ward.

What pulled me in originally were the sillier plotlines, like Lu Jinling starting up an underground ambulance company for gangsters just as an excuse to run into Ling Ran again. I'd like it more if these moments were more common, and if the fun women like her and the pop star Meng Xue made more regular appearances in the story, as your typical stretch of 20+ chapters is far more often going to be about back-to-back flexor tendon surgeries. But I still like it anyway, because the topic is a good change of pace for me. If a pure medical novel with a cheat protagonist sounds fun to you, I think there's a good deal to appreciate here. <<less
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williamx rated it
May 20, 2019
Status: c255
This novel is extremely good with what it is. The plot is really bad, but it is a really good read.

Update: Raws, 255 I originally thought that this novel was a decent read. Then it got repetitive. New cookie cutter girl swoons, ofc Ling ran ignores. Repeat. Nothing new.

My breaking point is Yu Yuan. How do you get such a dumb character in the novel??? They try to interject awkwardly into situations and she is brain dead in her interactions. The breaking point of that breaking point is Ling Ran... more>> and his patriotism.

There is no "China is number one" kind of oneupsmanship in medicine. We are all working to a common goal, regardless of nationality. It is extremely obvious, and it feels like colonialism 2.0, at least the way that the author describes it. Ling Ran sticks with the same hospital, even though HE KNOWS HE IS LIMITED BY THE NUMBER OF BEDS. So leave for gods sake. Mayo clinic, Shanghai foot, a lot of good places would accept him.

Why does he want to be a 'world class doctor', when he stays in the chinese equivalent of the backwaters of Alabama? Tian Hao too. She is a 3rd gen rich girl who just wants to win over Ling Ran. Except she has negative brain cells. B_tch please. I am trying to enjoy the novel and all you can do is interject and add random bullcr*p. I don't care if you drive a Rolls Royce today, and a Bentley tomorrow.

The only good part was Meng Leyao. Jeez, a woman who is more normal than the rest, who doesn't immediately get wet after seeing Ling Ran, except she disappears for 100 chapters. The ticket system encourages high word count, which comes at the expense of quality.

Thank you for listening to my ted talk. /Rant <<less
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itsmeyukiedcqii rated it
April 25, 2019
Status: c610
I like this novel. very unique and well written. I love the MC which is calm, funny and have pleasing personality. unlike other novels I read before which is full of being arrogant and stubborn being stubborn which big no for me. so far after reading 610+ chapters I fell for it. I can highly recommend this novel so give it a try... 🤗🤗
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Nyxx rated it
April 29, 2019
Status: c112
Surprisingly good, though it can sometimes get bothersome with all the technical terms dumped in one go. But so far so good


MC is already doing surgeries and he's still an intern! Wonder when can he get a job.

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Mmand1 rated it
March 31, 2019
Status: --
Surprisingly good! I love the lead character, the story, the pacing and the supporting characters so far.
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