Hoping seasoned vets can shed some light on the work schedule of a typical hospitalist and how things work.. Most, if not all of these places I'm looking at are doing a 7 on 7 off model, 12-h shifts. Some occassionally throw in a few night shift over the course of the month. Some places tell me that they don't do the 7 on 7 off model, but their hospitalists still work 14-15 shifts/month. That pretty much the same number of shifts as above. I can imaging 7on/7off being advantageous in that you have that set block of time aside as being off, where as in the other model, shifts are more disperse over the month and thus less likely to hit the wall by working 7 consecutive shifts. With that said, which is the preferable model? Do all hospitalists stay for their full 12 hour shifts or do they rotate between themselves and cross-cover/be on call for the other hospitalists? That way, the non-covering hospitalists can round, do all of their work, sign out and go home. Appreciate any insight. Thx!