"So, have you thought about what you want to do after fellowship?"
"Of course it depends on the jobs that are out there... but I think I want to find something that's mostly outpatient."
"Like, private practice?"
"Ugh. So you just want be a... clinician?"
"I find it more satisfying than inpatient-- you get to form actual relationships with your patients when they're not acutely ill...."
"I'm not opposed to research. I just don't know that I'm passionate about it."
"So you really just want to see patients... in an office...? That's so, I don't know... unambitious. That's really why you went to medical school?"
"I guess so, yeah."
"Ugh. Seeing patients is so annoying. I can't believe that's really what you want to waste your time doing."
"I don't think it's so completely a waste."
"You know what I mean."
"Well, whatever, I guess if I hear of anything ridiculous like that, anyone looking, I'll send you an e-mail."
"You do realize we're probably hiring a whole bunch of people to do inpatient hospitalist stuff, right? Mixed with research and some teaching?"
"Yeah, I heard about that."
"And you'd rather see patients."
"I think so, yeah."
"Whatever, it's your life."