Doctors' Diaries

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"Doctors' Diaries" Hour 1

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Reunion and Flashback

The seven men and women NOVA has followed for decades return to Harvard Medical School, where they started 21 years before.
running time 6:55

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Freshman Year

In their first year, the students practice examining patients, doing pelvic exams, drawing blood, and dealing with the stress of medical school.
running time 9:17

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So Much To Learn

As they head into their third year, the students begin rotations at Boston's teaching hospitals.
running time 7:40

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Encountering Patients

Jay struggles with feeling na´ve as a practitioner, Luanda comforts an elderly heart patient, and Jane counsels a couple dealing with AIDS.
running time 8:19

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Death and Birth

The death of a patient during surgery profoundly affects Jane, and Elliott contemplates going into obstetrics.
running time 6:30

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Real Doctors

After four grueling years, the students celebrate their new status as doctors and learn where they will go to pursue their specialties.
running time 11:16

"Doctors' Diaries" Hour 2

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Trials of Internship

The seven young doctors, now at different hospitals across the country, must adapt to little sleep and a bewildering workload.
running time 8:59

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Life Passages

The pressures of internship take a toll on Elliott's marriage, and Jane and Luanda each form a strong connection to an elderly patient who later dies.
running time 6:16

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Different Paths

Cheryl helps to launch a mobile health clinic, Jay settles into his career as a psychiatrist, and Tom hits his stride as an emergency medicine doctor.
running time 10:11

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Wearing Many Hats

David, a professor of ophthalmology at Johns Hopkins, teaches, does research, practices medicine, and manages to also lead eye-care development projects in China.
running time 7:00

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Making an Impact

Jane, a primary-care doctor, finds fulfillment working with the urban poor, and Luanda reflects on how she can affect thousands of people through drug development.
running time 6:43

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Finding a Home

Tom takes comfort in his wife as his career falters, Elliott enjoys a balance of work and family life, and Cheryl flourishes in a job outside of medicine.
running time 11:06

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