Education, Practice, and Organization of Healthcare in the 21st Century

The Role of the Physician-Scientist in Our Evolving Society

Michael R. Rosen


The physician-scientist represents the medical-scientific version of the “triple threat” athlete. Yet, in medicine as in sports, specialization and business are ever more in the forefront. As the field of medicine evolves, it is likely that the role of the physician, the scientist, and the physician-scientist will continue to change. Whether this is for the good or bad will only be known in hindsight.

Rambam Maimonides Med J 2011;2(4):e0063