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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by MeBeans, Aug 3, 2006.
So we pay AMCAs $30 to electronically email our application to schools?? WTF
Yes... I believe the first $160 is used to pay the cost of verifiers etc... and the first school you designate. $30 dollars per school is kind of ridiculous but hey, they need to get paid too!
the AAMC is a nonprofit so its not like that money is really filling people's coffers. they do have operating budgets and people have to get paid or else nothing gets done. why don't you also bitch about how you will spend the last 2 years of med school in hospitals and clinics as you are still paying more per year for the priviledge to be educated than others around you make in a year for doing real work?
Yeah... let's bitch about that. We get to pay thousands of dollars the last years of med school to do the hospitals scutwork... WTF!!!
In the name of education, it is.
Nonprofit means the company as a whole does not compete in a competitve market and cannot generate a profit.
This does not mean that it cannot distribute its income to its directors, officers and employees (and checking out the sheer size of the AAMC center in DC gives you an idea of how they manage to break even). So, when they have a $160 processing fee to finance their reviewers (my review took 20 mins, averaging $480/hr), there really isn't a need to charge $30 for an automated process (automatically emailed application).
Education in a hospital is the same as at any institution. Unless you have the credentials to be paid as a doctor, don't expect to be paid as a doctor.