Is ANYONE in medicine planning on general outpatient practice after residency? I've been giving this thought but not finding much in the form of support from anyone. One ongoing issue is RESIDENT RUN CLINIC! Please tell me the real-world isn't like this. We don't actually manage anything in our primary care clinic. As an intern I typically saw "hospital discharge follow-ups that don't have PCP's." So, I would spend >30 mins doing a pretty thorough H and P on a patient I would never see again (non-compliant, but decided to show up after hospitalization for 1 appt.) There is poor outpatient training in our program, and I'm hoping my program isn't atypical with regards to this. We are trained pretty well how to be hospitalists and admitting specialists but I couldn't tell you how to manage a stable asthma patient or diabetic.