Welcome to the NEJM Career Conversation on Physician-Scientists Shaping American Healthcare. Over the coming days we will have an outstanding conversation with our distinguished guests on how physician-scientists can take the lead in guiding the rapidly-changing healthcare system in the USA and the world. I will be posting at least one question every day day of our conversation, but these are meant to be starters, so I encourage everyone to move the conversation far beyond these initial questions. I encourage all of our viewers to participate in this discussion.
I wanted to start by asking our guests to briefly share why they choose the particular career path within science and medicine that they did. I am certain that the diversity of experiences all of you have will help current trainees (like me!) as they think about the next steps in their careers.