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Discussion in 'Nontraditional Students' started by MzzMisty, Apr 15, 2007.

  1. MzzMisty

    MzzMisty Member 7+ Year Member

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    :confused: I was wondering if anyone knows approx. per month malpractice insurance runs? If anyone could give a ballpark figure that would be great. Thanks :D
     
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  3. DrBowtie

    DrBowtie Final Countdown Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    Depends highly on specialty, location, and prior claims.
     
  4. Law2Doc

    Law2Doc 5K+ Member Physician Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    This site has a table with average premiums of a couple of specialties from 2002. http://aspe.hhs.gov/daltcp/reports/mlupd1.htm
     
  5. RadMD1day

    RadMD1day Cat Scan 2+ Year Member

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    I had read somewhere off the net that for a Radiologist its like $20,000 a year. It is also going to depend where you live. Some companies actually pay that as a "incentive" when you sign on for an amount of time..
    It seems kinda scary:eek: but you gotta have it, and if being a Doctor is what you truly want, its still worth it.
    Hope this helps!
    Good luck!:cool:
     
  6. Haemulon

    Haemulon Slippery When Wet Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

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    If it takes me 15 years to start practicing I think I'll be about ready to hang myself.
     
  7. Haemulon

    Haemulon Slippery When Wet Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

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    It will be free. We will be working in a universal/socialized medicine system and only make about 75k/year gross salary. :smuggrin:


    Seriously though, i'm with you on the 5-7 year residency thing (which includes one or more fellowships). But not in surgery. I am looking at 4 med school plus 5 to 7 PG = 9 to 11 years. Yikes, it's still a friggin decade. Ah well. It will be worth it.
     
  8. Beau Geste

    Beau Geste yah mo b there Bronze Donor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

    I'll worry about malpractice:

    1. Somewhat when I get into med school;

    2. Occasionally when I get into a residency;

    3. Frequently when I get my first job as a practicing physician.

    But I'm not going to worry about it right now. I have my MCAT in a month to worry about.
     
  9. Law2Doc

    Law2Doc 5K+ Member Physician Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    Probably nothing because by then physicians will likely be working directly for insurance companies rather than submitting reimbursement requests to them.
     
  10. MzzMisty

    MzzMisty Member 7+ Year Member

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    Thanks for all of your answers. I know that malpractice insurance will change by the time that I am a physician, I was just trying to figure out how the whole process works out. I guess I'll figure it out when I actually get there.


    Thanks again. :D
     

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