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Is Medicine Worth 750K?

November 13, 2009 1 comment


Since early September, a popular thread titled, “Is Medicine worth $300K” has been making the rounds over on SDN in the general residency forum. I believe that the heading should’ve read, “Is Medicine worth $750K?” because that is what one will owe after paying 7.5% interest over 30 years with 300K owed on graduation. Yes, 750K!!!! If you don’t believe me than I encourage you to run the numbers yourself here. Keep in mind that this is only the financial toll and does not include any of the other mounting BS medicine increasingly dishes out. You really can’t put a price tag on the physical abuse your body will undertake working 70-80 hr weeks, the numerous sleepless nights, 30 hr marathon shifts and the emotional trauma of working under some revolting egotistical maniac attending all the while trying to not make any mistakes or face a multimillion dollar lawsuit. I HIGHLY recommend anyone out there contemplating going to medical school to take just ten minutes and give the above thread a read. It might just save you a pretax million dollar lotto win plus immeasurable happiness.

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