Agraphia Medical Tragicomedy

16Mar/06Off

Anyone want a car?

So, I just found out that the repairs on my car come to $1200.

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I don't have that kind of money. Keep in mind, it costs $14,000 per year to go to med school, on top of which I then need to pay for rent, utilities, food, etc. I'll be in the hole about $150,000 with interest once I graduate. If I had gone to a private school (like Wake Forest) I would probably owe more like $250,000+ because their tuition is $45,000 a year.

And now you see why many doctors feel the need to go into specialties when they graduate, so they can pay off their debts. I'll still only be making $30,000-$40,000 a year when I go off to residency. It's not until after residency that you can start to make real money. And that, of course, is rapidly being whittled away by the drug companies and the HMOs. Medicine is no longer a good place to make money. The way to do THAT is to go to law school. And then sue me. Sharks.

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