Patch Adams is a biographical comedy drama movie. It is starring Robin Williams. Directed by Tom Shadyac, it is based on the true life story of Dr. Hunter "Patch" Adams and the book Gesundheit: Good Health is a Laughing Matter, by Adams & Maureen Mylander.
Hunter Adams (Robin Williams) commits himself into a mental institution. When he comes there, he finds that using humor to help his fellow inmates gives him a good purpose in his life. Because of that he decides to become a medical doctor and two years later he enrolls at the Medical College of Virginia (now known as VCU School of Medicine) as the oldest first year student. He is more of a rebel and questions the school's heartless approach to medical care..