APA President Richard Harding responds:
Dr. Berliner is correct when he says that "good business sense and professionalism are not mutually exclusive." Thank goodness for psychiatrists with business sense who have developed the systems of care from which we and our patients benefit. My point in the "pop quiz" was to ask our residents which one will be their primary identity? My rank order would be professional, patient advocate, and business person. These are not mutually exclusive traits but, rather, complimentary ones.