I am about to sign my first job after fellowship and had a question about call frequency in the contract. I liked a job and I am in talks with the employer and am negotiating terms. They have 3 other physicians in the practice and I will be joining as the fourth. The employer says the contract would say that the call would be divided equally amongst the physicians, but they do not specify the call frequency as 1:4. They tell me that they have hired locums in the past when a physician has left the practice so that the call frequency of the existing physicians does not increase. Is this common to not mention a specific call frequency? Or do I need to push for the mention of a specific call frequency such as 'no frequent than 1:4 call' in the contract and if they don't do that, would that be a deal breaker? From what they said, call is quite light with just one or two calls per night and you hardly ever have to go in. Everything else about the job seems good. Thank you.