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Lead Moderator

If physician-scientists want to maintain some semblance of a clinical practice, and also hold administrative/leadership roles, it is a reality that they will neither be able to spend as much time as a full-time researcher would on research or as much time as a full-time clinician would in the clinic. I often hear the advice, “Don’t spread yourself too thin,” and hear regularly that physician-scientists may feel it is difficult to maintain excellence in all facets of their careers.

Have the experts on the panel grappled with this issue in their careers? My question is not so much about how you balance clinical, research, and administrative responsibilities from a time perspective (which has already been addressed in this discussion), but about your level of comfort (and fulfillment) in balancing these roles.