Community Blog: Keep Calm and Become a Doctor!




It’s been a few weeks since we launched The Sims 4 Get to Work*, and we’re ecstatic that everyone is having a blast exploring the new features of the expansion pack. We’ve heard that you’re enjoying messing with your Sim’s neighbors as the Scientist, cracking cases as the Detective, and expressing your entrepreneurial spirit with a retail store. But if you haven’t checked out the Doctor career, you’re missing out!
While there’s obviously the benefit of being able to wear scrubs (who doesn’t look cute in scrubs?), there’s more to being a Doctor than that. I’ve pulled together six things you should definitely try while you’re directing your Sim’s journey to achieving Chief of Staff.


Check a co-worker’s Hotness. Doctors unlock a special interaction in The Sims 4 Get to Work: Check Hotness. Despite what its name implies, it actually has nothing to do with medicine. It’s more of… uh… I guess you’d call it a flirting technique. Why not try it out on a cute co-worker and see what can happen?
Determine gender on pregnant Sims. Delivering a baby is a special moment for a high-level Doctor. When a pregnant Sim comes in for their delivery, your Sim can first ease their curiosity and run a quick test to determine the baby’s gender before the big event.
See how many patients your Sim can cure in a day. The further you progress into the Doctor career, the more robust your Sim’s abilities become. Eventually your Sim will be able to run all variety of examinations and tests on their patients. The more tests your Sim runs, the better their chances are of getting a successful diagnosis before they treat their patients. Why not see how many your Sim can cure in a day? It’s like a game within a game!
X-Ray Scan an Alien. There are a number of new objects at the hospital to help your Sim diagnose and treat patients. Eventually, once your Sim has worked their way up the medical ranks, they’ll be able to Run Treadmill tests and X-Ray Scan Sims, finding out important data on their ailments. You might also find that some of their patients aren’t quite… normal.
Prepare for random events! Just like in real life, your Sim Doctor will have to take care of random events and emergency situations. They could be deep into a diagnosis when BAM! A Sim walks in and collapses on the floor. And that’s not all: Outbreaks can occur, and Pregnant Sims may show up at any time. Be ready to drop everything to take care of them!
Make a House Call. Doctors don’t spend all of their time at the hospital. Sometimes, when Sims are too sick to make the trip, your Sim’ll be given the opportunity to head to their home to treat them there. It’s a nice change of scenery, and lets your Sim take their medical skills on the road. Find all Sims with ailments and treat them before heading back to the hospital.