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Is Medicine Worth 750K?


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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  1. December 13, 2010 at 9:36 am

    Not long ago I read a statistic that 46% of the doctors plan on giving up medicine when Obamacare goes into effect, and it’s still two years before that will happen. I think that as the date draws closer, the total number of doctors who give up could go over half of them. In times like these, it’s well worth it for a medical stduent to reconsider his career plans. The future of medicine looks uncertain.

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