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Dr. G...?


Dr. G: what made you become a psychiatrist?


A: To become a psychiatrist, one first needs to go to medical school. I chose to become a doctor in part because at the age of 20 my life was saved by doctors (see this week’s video #3). Also, I felt that the study of medicine, of the human brain and body, was essentially the study of G-d’s creation and that excited me. Finally, my parents raised me with a desire to do work that directly helps others.


As for the specific field of psychiatry, I have always been fascinated with the human journey, with the specifics of what people think about and what they do.

Quite simply, I found psychiatry to be the field of medicine where science intersects with spirituality in a most revealed way.


While others in medical school seemed to be captivated by peering into a microscope or looking into a child’s ear, my passion was - and remains - the human psyche and soul.



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