“See one, do one, teach one”.
This is the mantra of medical education, and it also applies to research. Both use an apprenticeship a system of training to generate a new generation of practitioners by combining with on-the-job training and often some accompanying classroom work and independent study.
The progression from apprentice to journeyman to master is analogous to the modern-day progression from bachelors to masters to doctorate in academia. Another view of this system is of graduate students in the role of apprentices, post-doctoral fellows as journeymen, and professors as masters.
Here, I present not only evidence of my own progression through this process, but also my commitment to teaching the next generation of scholars in medicine and science.