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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by brodaiga, Nov 21, 2005.

  1. brodaiga

    brodaiga Senior Member
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    Just found this:

    http://aacom.org/data/studentreport/website/index.html

    "Income Expected From Primary Care is Lagging,
    Which is Affecting Career Choices
    The difference between what the seniors expect to earn in primary care and non-primary care specialties
    is growing rapidly, a fact which apparently is not lost on students and may be leading many
    of them away from primary care careers. Physicians in non-primary care specialties in 1995 could
    expect incomes about 26% higher than their primary care colleagues. By 2004, the expected difference
    was 43%.
    When asked to rate the influence of various factors on their specialty choice, the seniors generally
    did not rate the "prestige/income potential" factor very high. However, those who planned a
    non-primary-care specialty attributed a much larger influence on their choice to this factor than did
    those planning a primary care specialty. This adds to the picture of students' career choices being
    driven more than ever by financial considerations."
     
  2. bkpa2med

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    Even with a primary care salary, if you invest in real estate it doesn't matter. It's plenty in the end.
     
  3. Fermata

    Fermata Hold me.
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    OMG HOW AM I GONNA EAT ON $160k.

    :rolleyes:


    There's a lot to be said for having a roof over your head and knowing where your next meal is coming from.
     
  4. MikeyLu2010

    MikeyLu2010 UT Longhorns Alumni
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    heyhey! its 150K after taxes =D
     
  5. Dr. MAXY

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    Its 150K after taxes and 120K after gas. :)
     
  6. hyperbaric

    hyperbaric Cool under pressure.
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    :laugh:
     
  7. Doctor Bagel

    Doctor Bagel so cheap and juicy
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    just don't be a typical oklahoman or texas and drive a suburban, or even more horrid, a hummer. :)
     

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