SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) Hello! I know I am only pre-med, but I am a major planner and would like to learn about this sort of thing sooner rather than later. I have done a lot of shadowing and volunteering in hospitals, and I am fairly certain that I want to be involved with inpatient medicine and that I want to specialize (currently thinking heme/onc or critical care). However, it concerns me that most pediatric specialists spend more of their time researching than practicing clinical medicine. I don't have anything against research, but I want to be strictly clinical when I become an attending. My question is: how hard will it be to find jobs like that? Is it impossible to find work as a full-time, strictly clinical pediatric intensivist or oncologist? What kind of hospitals will I have to work at? It seems like most children's hospitals are associated with medical schools, and this creates an academic environment with heavy research involvement expected of their clinicians. If I am truly opposed to research, would it be better to go for the adult specialties? I very much want to work with kids, but if it's an either/or (kids or full time clinical responsibilities), it'd be a tough decision. Any insight would be greatly appreciated! Thanks so much!