I would appreciate some honest feedback from any of you wih some experience in the field of internal medicine. I am a little confused about teh whole "primary care has high calls" assumption. I hear/read that a lot. However, I'm confused. If you work in an outpatient clinic and you have 1:5 call schedule, waht does that mean? if you work in an outpatient clinic and don't have call, does that mean that you just see patients from 8-6 or wahtever your allotted time is and then go home? I'm a little confused about this whole concept of "being on call." Is it a rarity for internists to find jobs where they haev light call and are still paid $140K+ in suburbian/small city areas of the country? Thank you.