Just found this: http://aacom.org/data/studentreport/website/index.html "Income Expected From Primary Care is Lagging, Which is Affecting Career Choices The difference between what the seniors expect to earn in primary care and non-primary care specialties is growing rapidly, a fact which apparently is not lost on students and may be leading many of them away from primary care careers. Physicians in non-primary care specialties in 1995 could expect incomes about 26% higher than their primary care colleagues. By 2004, the expected difference was 43%. When asked to rate the influence of various factors on their specialty choice, the seniors generally did not rate the "prestige/income potential" factor very high. However, those who planned a non-primary-care specialty attributed a much larger influence on their choice to this factor than did those planning a primary care specialty. This adds to the picture of students' career choices being driven more than ever by financial considerations."