Sink Auto-Doc

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Sink Auto-Doc is an Automated Personality found in the Sink in 2281.


The Sink's Auto-Doc is a prototype Auto-Doc built by Dr. Mobius before he left the Think Tank and all of The Sink's systems were disabled. When its personality back-up is recovered from the Y-17 medical facility, the Auto-Doc speaks in a stereotypical 1940s military drawl. When inactive, the unit may snore loudly, ramble on about patient injuries such as 'shoe lung' while 'asleep,' or make passing comments on the Courier's general health.

The Auto-Doc was responsible for removing the Courier's brain, a procedure that would normally result in its subject becoming a lobotomite. However, due to the cranial injury from being shot in the head, the Auto-Doc was forced to adjust the operation routine and was successfully able to perform the intended operation.

Interactions with the player characterEdit

Interactions overviewEdit

General Services Quests
Essential: noIcon cross
Companion: noIcon cross
Plays Caravan: noIcon cross
Merchant: noIcon cross
Repairman: noIcon cross
Doctor: yesIcon check
Rents bed/room: noIcon cross
Starts quests: noIcon cross
Involved in quests: yesIcon check


Other interactionsEdit

  • The Sink Auto-Doc will heal all of the Courier's hit points/limbs and remove all rads and addictions for free.
  • It will also change a trait (only once) as part of a "psychological evaluation" (an exploit relating to the Skilled trait exists, see below).
  • Giving a haircut (after installing the barber upgrade).
  • Providing facial reconstruction (after installing that upgrade).
  • Installing 4 different implants of varying price after you have found the modules.


  • The Sink Auto-Doc heals only base level HP. Bonus HP from the Thought You Died perk is not restored.
  • The Sink's Auto-Doc is one of the only two non-player characters able to change the Courier's appearance in-game after Doc Mitchell, the other being Sergio.
  • All interactions take no in-game time to complete.
  • The Sink Auto-Doc is somehow aware of Deathclaws, even though none of the creatures appear in Big MT.

Notable quotesEdit


Sink Auto-Doc appears only in the Fallout: New Vegas add-on, Old World Blues.

Behind the scenesEdit

  • The symbol depicted on the Sink Auto-Doc is the Caduceus, which actually symbolizes commerce, but is commonly erroneously used as a symbol of medicine instead of the correct Rod of Asclepius.
  • One of the Sink Auto-Doc's sleep talking lines is a reference to James Weldon Johnson's well-known spiritual, "Dem Bones."


  • pcIcon pc ps3Icon ps3 xbox360Icon xbox360 Even with all the holotapes located & installed, the only options available while interacting with the Sink Auto-Doc are heal yourself & respec your traits. This bug only affects the Spanish version of the game. The 3rd option in the menu is left blank due to an error in language translation, so only two options are displayed. [verified]
    • It may be worked around by temporarily switching the game's language to any different language than Spanish, or mod the game and add the missing translation.
  • pcIcon pc ps3Icon ps3 xbox360Icon xbox360 If the Sink Auto-Doc is used to remove the Skilled trait, the trait's bonus remains (the penalty does not) or if the player re-selects it, they gain an extra 5 more skill points on top of the original 5 point bonus (giving 10 points per skill). [verified]

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