For many, an academic is someone who does research, publishes research, and may lecture about that research. In some institutions, the only people who really are considered “academics” are those who bring in grant money to do research, and who publish in peer-reviewed journals; education is important, but not necessarily the task of such academics. I view being an academic psychiatrist as having the responsibility to learn a variety of different things in order to be able to educate others. This means that just knowing a lot, or just seeing patients, or just doing research is not sufficient to be an academic psychiatrist. It means that one needs to try to become as learned as possible in a variety of different areas in order to help others educate themselves. The goal of the education is to enable others to provide the highest quality of clinical care to patients. This is a daunting task. It creates a constant struggle to keep learning, and a constant sense of doubt that I don’t know enough.