Medical Center follows surgeons working in an otherwise unnamed university hospital in Los Angeles. The show focuses both on the lives of the doctors as well as the patients showcased each week. At the core of the series is the tension between youth and experience, as seen between Drs. Lochner and Gannon. Besides his work as a surgeon, Gannon, because of his age, also works as the head of the Student Health Department at the University. Helping the doctors was the very efficient Nurse Eve Wilcox.