A: Prior to medical school, I attended film
school at the American Film Institute, and I was also a graduate student in
sociology at Harvard, where I studied family policy. My writing and directing
background include an ABC Afterschool Special, Private Affairs, and an episode of China Beach, as well as
an unproduced movie for Paramount called The Lost Mariner, based on a story from Oliver Sacks' book, The Man
Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat. When ER started
4 years ago, I had finished my third year of medical school at Harvard. I
finished school by doing electives at UCLA and returning to Harvard during ER breaks to complete core rotations and graduated in 1996.
Currently, I am an intern in pediatrics at Children's Hospital of Los Angeles
as well as the supervising producer and writer of ER.
You might wonder how I do both. I work as a resident during ER hiatuses, most recently in December of 1997 and March, April, and
May of 1998. I'm not certain when I will complete my residency, but I do want
to obtain my license and practice pediatrics.