I'm a highschool senior. I'm aware that people change their minds a lot between undergrad and med school. That being said, my goals seem to align with hospitalist-ism. I don't want kids and I don't plan on getting married. So hours aren't really an issue. I certainly don't want to spend too much time doing a residency and fellowship. That way, I can be relatively young as a hospitalist (starting at 30). Starting salary is around $180,000. (Imagine a 30 year old with that kind of cash, dude.) My question is about the work schedule of a hospitalist. Do employers usually allow a doctor to work two weeks in a row? If it is allowed, then would any hopitalists here recommend it? Why or why not? The reason I want 2 weeks on and 2 weeks off is mostly just the relaxation time that it comes with. I can work like a dog for two weeks and then travel, meet people, or just relax for the next to weeks. OR I could moonlight(?) at a different hospital for another week in case I need more income. And I should clarify that in spite of the superficial reasons I've mentioned, my desire to be a doctor does go beyond them. It's just when picking an actually career within medicine, I have to obviously be more nuanced.