Dive Brief: While 64% of physicians overall would choose medicine as a career again, only 25% of internists and 32% of family docs would choose primary care again, according to Medscape’s 2015 Physician Compensation Report. Primary care physicians and specialists both saw modest compensation increases in 2015. The average compensation for specialists is $284,000, and $195,000 for PCPs. Sixty-three percent of physicians report being employed, compared to 32% in private practice. Male physicians continue to earn more than their female counterparts, regardless of practice setting—$284,000 to $215,000. The percentage gap has decreased slightly, from 28% in 2011 to 24% in 2015. The data examined full-time physicians only, but did not adjust for hours worked. Dive Insight: Things weren’t all bad for family physicians: As a group, they earned 10% more this year than last year, although whether that is enough to ease the impact of a primary care shortage remains to be seen. The docs that saw the biggest increases were infectious disease physicians, whose compensation rose by 22%. Not a huge surprise, given the Ebola and measles outbreaks. For employed physicians, the survey counted salary, bonus and profit-sharing contributions. For partners, it included earnings after taxes and deductible business expenses but before income tax.