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How to Make Money as a Doctor outside of seeing patient

Discussion in 'General Residency Issues' started by fj25, Jul 22, 2006.

  1. fj25

    fj25 Member
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    I went to a drug rep dinner and a urologist was there promoting Levitra and saying it was better than Viagra and blah blah. I was wondering if was being paid by the drug company to be spokeperson? kind of like a celebrity getting paid to do a commercial.

    Has anyone heard of ways we can get paid for being doing other stuff? Like consulting a TV show.

    Also does anyone plan on going into other areas of business like real estate or investing?
     
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  3. fj25

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    I apologize for the poor grammar. I was typing fast and ignored my mistakes.

     
  4. irrka

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    hmm... i considered being a trophy wife but i think i'm getting too old for that ;)
     
  5. Jocomama

    Jocomama Make 'em bleed!
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    You can finish plastics, not take your boards and get into entertainment while practicing - makes a lot of money.
    Once you become an expert - a company may sponsor you.
    SOme senior surgeons are involved and get paid to do board review courses. Others do med mal defense as consultants.
    I took time off to learn business and did hands-on mortgage banking, day-trading and private equity investing. Also did some chart reviews and expert witness - but it was plaintiff work (don't like doing that)
    There are a lot of opportunities - like inventing your own product.

    Sky is the limit. Lotto is only $1


     
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    secretwave101 Senior Member
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    OR, you could just be a doctor and make a better salary than 99% of the planet.
     
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    Or see xrays and path specimens instead of patients.
     
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    Of course he was. Drug companies will pay you (even as a resident) to give a talk about one of their products. Several hundred dollars for a short talk, if you're in to that kind of thing. Slippery slope in my view, but to each his own.
     
  9. Margaritaville

    Margaritaville Wastin' away again...
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    Wow...most people have to work a few years and let disillusion set in before they'll sell their souls. ;)
     
  10. Winged Scapula

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    Residents are always the most disillusioned and...desparate for money as well (so prime targets for drug companies)!
     
  11. JackBauERfan

    JackBauERfan CTU Field Agent
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    i'm shooting for trophy husband.
     
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    itz okay for the poor grammar, i dint see any btw :)
     
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    Kubed Mostly Harmless
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    Ha!
     
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    wacky, i'm shooting to be a trophy husband
     
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    no no no, if you're all shooting for trophy husbands you're going to give people ideas!!
     
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    real estate. buy low, sell high
     
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    Two words..... MEDICARE FRAUD!!! :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
     
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    NB: see UMDNJ administration for instructions on how! ;)
     

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