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Lead Moderator

We've had a great discussion so far about the origins of the innovative spirit, the genesis and management of innovative ideas, the evaluation of these ideas and the teams needed to execute on them. One of most unique aspects of the clinician career path however is the training, so timing can have a significant impact on how and if we move forward with a creative concept. We are fortunate to have many experts on the panel who are engaging innovation at various points along this career path. It would be interesting to hear about your experiences pursuing an idea in residency or even medical school versus mid or late career. As a clinician innovator, how do you think about the clinician part, especially as it pertains to your career progression? Do you feel your choice of specialty had an impact on your ability to innovate? Was there a time where you felt you had to make a choice between clinician and innovator and how did you decide?