Aired Tuesday, April 28, at 8:00 & 9:00 p.m. (two episodes) on CPTV
In 1987, NOVA's cameras began rolling to chronicle the lives of seven young, bright medical students embarking on the longest and most rigorous endeavor in higher education: the years-long journey to become a doctor. From their first days at Harvard Medical School to the present day, none of them could have predicted what it would take, personally and professionally.
In "Doctors' Diaries," a two-part special, NOVA returns to find out what sort of doctors—and people—the seven young students have become. The program is the latest installment in the longest-running U.S. documentary of its kind.
"Doctors' Diaries" is filled with personal insights offering raw perspectives on the medical profession. "First-year medical school is absolutely something that one cannot be emotionally prepared for," says Tom Tarter, in footage from the past. "This has been the most emotionally trying period of my life ... I can't remember crying until last week." Learn more...