What kind of doctor is Dylan Scott on Chicago Med?

"Just as A Snake Sheds Its Skin" Episode 708 -- Pictured: Guy Lockard as Dr. Dylan Scott -- (Photo by: George Burns Jr/NBC)
"Just as A Snake Sheds Its Skin" Episode 708 -- Pictured: Guy Lockard as Dr. Dylan Scott -- (Photo by: George Burns Jr/NBC) /

Dylan Scott (Guy Lockard) has left a sizable impression on fans since the season 7 premiere. He’s proven to be particularly skilled when it comes to handling patients and navigating the tricky, often terrifying environment of the ED.

That said, keeping track of the various roles and responsibilities that each doctor has can be tough. There are different scrub colors and titles, and furthermore, there are different roles that doctors occupy.

Here’s a rundown of Dylan Scott’s job and the details on what kind of doctor he is.

What is Dylan Scott’s specialty on Chicago Med?

Scott is a pediatric doctor. This means he specializes in the physical, behavioral, and mental care of children up to the age of 18. The specific care of these children can vary, meaning it’s Scott’s responsibility to catch (and treat) everything from minor issues to life-threatening diseases.

While there are pediatric surgeons, Scott’s role on the show has not shown him to be someone who dabbles in the surgery aspect of children’s care. He primarily handles the treatment and diagnosis, which makes sense given his personable nature and empathetic presence.

Scott’s people skills make even more sense when one takes his past work experience as a police officer into account. He used to be a member of the CPD, where his father Reginald (Curtiss Cook) and daughter Zora (Deanne Lauvin) currently hold down officer positions.

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Dr. Scott’s specialty has allowed the Chicago Med showrunners to explore different storylines and subplots. These storylines force the characters to challenge their preconceived notions of how to treat patients. Andrew Schneider told Carter Matt as much during a recent interview.

"“We’re going to deal with Medicare and insurance fraud”, Schneider said. “We’re also going to explore health issues related to home insecurity, and the problem of all-too-often incorrect diagnoses.”"

The character’s past profession will also factor into the One Chicago universe as a whole. Scott’s experience as a police officer, and his existing connections with the department will undoubtedly play a role in the next crossover event between all three shows.

Chicago Fire showrunner Derek Haas told TV Line that there were plans to have a crossover in 2021, but the COVID pandemic led to complications and an eventual delay.

"“I feel bad, because we had one planned”, Haas explained. “We had it all talked out with the showrunners of the other two shows, and we know what we’re going to do, and it’s enormous… but the Delta variant kind of forced our hand.”"

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