Not sure where to put this: http://www.cnn.com/2007/EDUCATION/03/09/harvard.teaching.pay.ap/index.html The pay-raise plan comes three years after a medical school task force looked into why more doctors were unwilling to teach. Besides the relatively low pay, already busy doctors are under financial pressure to see more patients and under professional pressure to do more research. .... The new plan aims to pay teaching doctors $100 an hour, roughly the typical hourly rate for a primary care doctor. Current pay rates to teach Harvard Medical School's 771 students vary widely, with some doctors getting $30 per hour, well below going rates for their medical services. Academic medicine typically don't pay as well as private practice. I guess attracting and keeping top doctors can be a problem. Perhaps this will encourage more top doctors to stay and teach? Comments, anyone?