Through my internship I had the privilege to meet a true leader in head and neck surgery. An unexpected visit, he was working the same office as me for two days. Intimidated by his reputation, I waited hours before I got the courage to speak to him. Though not the conversation that I expected, I gain great insight into medicine and research. He not only spoke about his research, he told me about leaders in the field of research in which I was working. I am grateful to have been able to listen to the unique perspective of someone who has been doing what I aspire to do for over twenty years. After this encounter, I dug deeper into my field of research to not only gain a better understanding of the process of discovery from years ago to know, but also I read more about pioneers in this field who are famous on a global scale. Such experiences have truly confirmed my desire to become a physician scientist. I think sometimes we are fortunate to have learning opportunities fall in our lap, and I plan to make the very most of the information and insight with which I was provided. After the experience, I spoke to some of my colleagues, and predictably they all had impressive things to say. While the opinions of one person must be put into context, I feel that I have a fresh perspective on scientific investigation and it potential to serve people.