The experts on this panel have undoubtedly interacted with countless students/residents/fellows who have it as their goal to become a physician-scientist. Most, if not all, are extremely ambitious. Some thrive, while others struggle or get burned out.
As a PI, program director, mentor, etc., what types of characteristics do you look for in selecting trainees? Once individuals are in a training programs, what can they do to maximize their potential and lay the groundwork for a successful career?