Doctors' Diaries

Doctors' Lives Videos

So you want to be a doctor? Or maybe you already are and want to see how your experiences compare to those of others. Here, watch how seven people made the journey from med school to midlife. The videos include footage from the broadcast version of "Doctors' Diaries" as well as bonus scenes. And for more candid insights, read the accompanying in-depth interviews.—Susan K. Lewis

Cheryl Dorsey, M.D.

SPECIALTY: Trained in Pediatrics
(Now President of Echoing Green)
HOME: New York, New York

"It's amazing that this community-based health project is still in operation ... I'm really proud of that."

David Friedman, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D.

SPECIALTY: Ophthalmology
HOME: Baltimore, Maryland

"It was always for me about patient care and trying to make a contribution."

Elliott Bennett-Guerrero, M.D.

SPECIALTY: Anesthesiology
HOME: Chapel Hill, North Carolina

"Ultimately, I love what I do. I help people in different ways, both by taking care of patients as well as by doing research."

Jay Bonnar, M.D.

SPECIALTY: Psychiatry
HOME: Belmont, Massachusetts

"A big part of why I chose this field was that I noticed that many therapists retire very late, if at all."

Jane Liebschutz, M.D., M.P.H.

SPECIALTY: Internal Medicine and Preventive Medicine
HOME: Boston, Massachusetts

"I went to medical school for a career in public health and service to patients ... I'm doing exactly what I wanted to do."

Luanda Grazette, M.D.

SPECIALTY: Cardiology
HOME: Thousand Oaks, California

"I had an opportunity to have a huge impact on the care of patients, not just with heart failure but with a whole host of diseases."

Tom Tarter, M.D.

SPECIALTY: Emergency Medicine
HOME: Bloomington, Indiana

"When somebody walks into my emergency department ... I can give them their best shot at getting better. I wouldn't trade that for the world.

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