Today's Physician is a skill magazine in Fallout: New Vegas.


Reading this magazine raises your Medicine skill by 10 points (20 points with the Comprehension perk) for 60 seconds (180 seconds with Retention).


This item can be crafted by the player.

Creation requirements

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Repair: 25
Picking up a copy of Today's Physician after the Voracious Reader perk is chosen.
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Today's Physician (1)

¹ Craftable without a workbench via a dialogue option with Veronica, or with ED-E once the add-on Lonesome Road is installed.


Below is a list of all fixed locations of Today's Physician skill magazines in Fallout: New Vegas and its add-ons. For an overview of magazines per location, see the main overview page.

Closest map markerLocation description
Aerotech Office ParkSuite 300, on a side table in the main lobby
Broc flower caveIn the upper chamber with the rest of the medical loot, on the table near the dummy computer terminal
Charleston CaveOn a shelf in a room near a submerged section, at the back of the cave
Dry Wells Gametitle-FNV LRIn a lead-lined metal box together with a Lad's Life, west on the map on a ledge with several ammunition boxes and stimpaks
Followers safehouseOne is found on the middle bed of the safehouse, next to a multiplas rifle.
Old Mormon FortIn the room in the upstairs tower (same room as Snow globe - Mormon Fort) (must be stolen)
GoodspringsOn the desk directly in front of the player when you first wake up with Doc Mitchell
Gun RunnersInside the building, make a left under the bathroom stall (must be stolen)
Hopeville Missile Base Headquarters Gametitle-FNV LRIn a Hard locked safe, together the armory access codes, north on the local map
Jean Sky DivingOn the highway northeast in a Powder Ganger-occupied camper, near a Sunset Sarsaparilla billboard
Junction 7 rest stop Gametitle-FNV LRIn a ruined building called Parker's Restaurant and Fountain, just off the highway, near a bed with a skeleton
Lucky 38Presidential suite, on a table in the master bedroom
Lucky 38Presidential suite, on a desk in the northwest room with the bathtubs
Mick & Ralph'sOn the bed upstairs (must be stolen)
Mountain Shadows CampgroundOn a table
Nellis Air Force BaseOn a table as you enter Nellis children's barracks (must be stolen)
Nellis Air Force BaseNellis schoolhouse, in the teacher's desk (must be stolen)
New Vegas Medical ClinicOn a small desk inside (must be stolen)
New Vegas StripTo the left of Las Vegas Boulevard Station, in a magazine vending machine
New Vegas StripGiven by Emily Ortal as a reward for successfully planting the bug during the quest The Moon Comes Over the Tower
Old Mormon FortGiven by Julie Farkas after providing her with enough supplies during Friend of the Followers; she will also offer them at a discount.
Red Rock Drug LabIn the front trailer, on a bench near a chemistry set
Securitron de-construction plant Gametitle-FNV OWBUnder a large burned book to the right of the entrance on a book shelf at the entrance
Sierra Madre Casino & Resort Gametitle-FNV DMExecutive suites, next to a chemistry set in Vera's suite
Third Street Municipal Building Gametitle-FNV LRTop floor, in a physician's desk near the edge of the building
Vault 3Recreation area, on a desk in the medical room
Vault 3Living quarters, in a carpeted bedroom, opposite the entrance to the living quarters from the recreation area
Vault 19First floor, in the clinic, on the desk next to the destroyed computer
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