triple threat physician

A popular term for a rare and vanishing breed of physician who is a
1. World-class researcher with self-supporting grants
2. Teacher with the skill of Socrates
3. Clinician with active patient contact

triple threat physician

A popular term for a rare and possibly vanishing breed of physician who is a
1. Researcher of a caliber enough to obtain self-supporting grants.
2. Teacher with the skill of Socrates,.
3. Clinician with active Pt contact. See Professor, Socratic method.
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May is what we call a "triple threat physician." In football a "triple threat player" is one who excels in running, passing and kicking; while in entertainment a "triple threat performer" is one who excels in acting, singing and dancing.