SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) I love peds, medicine, and being in the hospital. I'd say my ideal job would be a hospitalist that spends some time doing peds and some time doing medicine. I also love to teach and would love to be at an academic institution as an attening or something. I dont think I would do med/peds if I thought it was likely I would end up doing outpatient all of the time. If i thought that would be the case, I'd probably just choose either meds or peds and be a general hospitalist in the respective fields. I also have a huge interest in cardiology, so thats on the table as well. So basically, how common is it for meds/peds residents to go on to do outpatient only? Are there even any positions that would allow one to act as a peds hospitalist and medicine hospitalist?