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Making of a Doctor, The
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Premiered March 1974 NOVA is a general-interest documentary series that addresses a single science issue each week. Billed as "science adventures for curious grown-ups" when it first aired in March, 1974, NOVA continues to offer an informative and entertaining approach to a challenging subject. 1996 marked NOVA's 23rd season, which makes it the longest-running science program on national television. It is also one of television's most acclaimed series, having won every major television award, most of them many times over. Series release date: 3/3/1974

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In 1987, NOVA selected seven students from the entering class at Harvard Medical School to follow throughout their medical training. This program is the third installment in an unprecedented 10-year project to chronicle the complete medical education of a group of physicians -- from the first day of medical school through internships and residencies. Two previous programs in the series covered the participants' four years of intensive training at one of the most prestigious medical schools in the world. With MDs in hand, the graduates must now endure the most grueling rite of passage of all: internship. Internship is the first, most difficult, year of residency. NOTE: Earlier programs in this NOVA series, #1521 "Can We Make a Better Doctor?" aired 12/88 & #1812: "So You Want To Be A Doctor?" aired 11/91.



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Chicago: “NOVA; Making of a Doctor, The,” 03/09/1995, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed April 21, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_739A6B33446E460091DCA16D038C5606.
MLA: “NOVA; Making of a Doctor, The.” 03/09/1995. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. April 21, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_739A6B33446E460091DCA16D038C5606>.
APA: NOVA; Making of a Doctor, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_739A6B33446E460091DCA16D038C5606
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