Do you have a sunroof? Demonstrably superior communication skills? A continuously variable transmission? Mathematical/technical prowess that's way above average? Raw horsepower? Excellent gas mileage? Demonstrably superior project management skills? Flashy red paint?
"If we have the audacity to believe that we can find cures for cancer and understand the human genome, why should it be hard to believe that we can fix the culture of our profession?" -- Nancy Edwards, professor, Harvard Medical School
"Even though I was initially drawn to the more prominent members of an institution's faculty--the ones I was most likely to have heard of before joining the institution--I quickly found myself paying more attention to younger investigators and their new perspectives on larger research problems."
Well-trained physician scientists have the experience and instincts to observe clinical syndromes, reflect on symptoms in the light of fundamental biological science, and pursue the study of those diseases through hypothesis-driven research.