Clinical practice, teaching, supervision, administration, policy development, psychotherapy, psychopharmacology - they all appeal to me. Ideally, I would like a job that combines them all. But that is a difficult job to find. It may not even exist. So I have tried to keep juggling a number of balls in the air at the same time, keeping up as best I can with some direct clinical work, some teaching, some administration. Many advised that it would have been more productive to pick a track
and stick with it. But for me, this approach has worked just fine. I certainly encourage medical students, psychiatric residents, and beginning psychiatrists to consider such a route-or such a balancing act, if you will. For me, it continues to be a stimulating and rewarding way to be a psychiatrist.