Cause 11-15+ years of schooling that leaves you up to $300,000 in debt is worth it even if you're only making $100,000 a year right?Lets make it official... All doctors should make a $1,000,000 salary/year. Whenever, they talk about cutting doctor's salary, every specialty except primary care physicians put their f....horn out. You guys are not entitled to make whatever you think you should make. Get real !!!
There's a certain moderation in how much I love the field of medicine and how much I don't want to be in debt, be overworked, and not get compensated fairly.
Money makes the world go round and lets face it, no one would put in the amount of work required to be a doctor just because they want to help people. It's fun to think Doctors are overcompensated, but if you add how much work it takes to become a physician and divide yearly pay by the added 7-9 years after undergrad (even though you are paid minimally during residency) it still isn't that great of pay. You don't start making real money till you are in your thirties... I think that says enough right there. Plus juggling your life between med-school and residency, some doctors have to put off marriage etc. I think what doctors get paid is very fair and it was not too long ago when doctors were looked upon as gods.