navdoc47

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http://cdn.forces.ca/_PDF2010/PhysicianOpportunities_en.pdf

Just to show how pathetic military physician wages are, check out the link for Canadian military physician pay rates.

And the biggest difference is in retirement (not shown in the link).

Canadian physicians are paid 50% of their entire pay for retirement (not 50% of a subset of their pay, ie "base pay" like US physician suckers)

After 25 yrs of service (the 4 yrs in medical school count towards the 25 yrs), Canadian physicians receive 50% of their entire pay (roughly 50% of 220K). So their retirement pay in today's dollars is 110K.

That's approximately double of what their nurses get in retirement.

Work 20 yrs in the US Military so that you can receive the SAME pension as a nurse !!!!

Another benefit Canadian forces enjoy: if you have a baby, you can take 9 months off for maternal or paternal leave, receive approximately 80% of your pay (but the time does not count towards retirement). Join the US military and receive 10 days for paternity leave !
 
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Kingfisher

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http://cdn.forces.ca/_PDF2010/PhysicianOpportunities_en.pdf

Just to show how pathetic military physician wages are, check out the link for Canadian physician pay rates.

And the biggest difference is in retirement (not shown in the link).

Canadian physicians are paid 50% of their entire pay for retirement (not 50% of a subset of their pay, ie "base pay" like US physician suckers)

After 25 yrs of service (the 4 yrs in medical school count towards the 25 yrs), Canadian physicians receive 50% of their entire pay (roughly 50% of 220K). So their retirement pay in today's dollars is 110K.

That's approximately double of what their nurses get in retirement.

Work 20 yrs in the US Military so that you can receive the SAME pension as a nurse !!!!
And they get beer on ships!
 
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