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NOVA: Doctors' Diaries

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With support from: Lowell Institute
Date and time
Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The producers of NOVA's long-running documentary series Doctors' Diaries join medical doctors for a screening and a discussion of the series' latest installment. Over the past 21 years, NOVA has followed a group of seven doctors from their first day at Harvard Medical School in 1987. All young, bright, and accomplished, none of them could have predicted what it would take, personally and professionally, to become a member of the medical tribe. NOVA's cameras have been there through the difficult years of classes and clinical training, internship and residency, marriage and divorce, and documenting the trials and tribulations as these individuals have struggled to become doctors and balance time at work and at home. Candid, in-depth interviews give viewers a real sense of what each person has had to deal with day in and day out since they made the decision to practice medicine. In this special two-part program, NOVA returns one last time to get an update on the kind of doctors, and people, they have become.