Interview with Toni Johnson-Chavis
QUESTION 1
JACKIE SHEARER:

OK, Dr. Chavis. When did you decide that you wanted to be a doctor? Do you come from a long line of physicians?

TONI JOHNSON-CHAVIS:

No, actually I come from a long line of, ah, educators and just, ah, working people really. Ah, decided to be, I decided to be a physician when I was 5 years old. Believe it or not, ah, when I was very young I wanted to be a physician and in fact I wanted to be in somewhat, ah, some field that had something to do with children. So probably by first grade I was already telling my parents that I wanted to either deliver babies or take care of babies. By the time I was in third grade I knew that I actually wanted to take care of babies. Ah, there were no other physicians in the family. There're several teachers. But my family, ah, does, my mother's side of the family particularly and my father's does have a long background of being in service occupations, ah, helping other people in some way. I think that's been instrumental in my desire to be a physician.

JACKIE SHEARER:

OK cut.


JACKIE SHEARER:

So sound and camera, how was things?