How Am I Supposed to Know if a Private Practice Job Is Right for Me?

In college, I volunteered at an academic hospital performing patient transport and I shadowed academic surgeons at a nearby teaching hospital. In medical school, I rotated at our affiliated academic hospitals. Now as a resident, I am surrounded by the academic attendings at Union Memorial Hospital. At this point in my life, I’ve spent time with dozens of academic orthopaedic surgeons and zero private attendings.