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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by dirtyone, Feb 25, 2002.
that is if we interviewed Feb 19th...
I was just wondering the same thing, but i interviewed Jan. 8th. Any ideas?
you each should hear about 6 weeks after your interview. when i interviewed last year they told me "early March" for a Jan. 23 interview and the "no decision on your file yet" letter was postmarked March 1st. good luck, and any Tufts questions, please let me know (I'm a first year here as you probably already know from other threads on the board.)..
Actually, this year, because of the AMCAS mess, the wait would be even more. When I interviewed, they said it would be about 2 months and the first batch of decisions would be made after New Years. I interviewed in late November and I'm STILL waiting for them.. I should give them a call some time..
Dearest Katie, how the hell are you going to pay your loans? from what I hear: if by some chance you are making 100-150k post grad, after loans and taxes you take home 25-30k year -- minus any college debt .....and this is the situation for ten years. hmmm... you can just say MYOB if you want, but if so, are your classmates thinking about this at all? has anyone ever said it is financially dangerous to go to med school? <img border="0" alt="[Wowie]" title="" src="graemlins/wowie.gif" />
hi dirtyone -- I think all premeds need to understand what you're saying. That is why the notion amongst common people that doctors get paid too much or the idea amongst some premeds that becoming a doctor is a great way to achieve financial security are totally off-base. I really want to do primary care and, when I left my high-tech job, I did a spreadsheet to determine when I can retire with the respective career paths. I determined that I can retire about 15 years earlier as an engineer. But that's the choice that I made.
Incidentally, I believe that one reason why so many people enter med school firmly believing they want to do primary care and then end up going into a specialty is that they realize the financial ramifications. If you do opthalmology or something, you'll be making a lot more than $100K postgrad, I think.
Hey, everyone. I interviewed on February 19, and he said that we would be receiving something from the school after their March 10 committee meeting. Hope that helps you. So, the wait isn't as long as some of you are suggesting.
Hey, Dirtyone are you seriously considering Tufts even though it is so expensive???
well.....probably not if I end up with a cheaper option, the numbers really are staggering when you look to the future....then again if I get screwed and tufts is my only option, I may have to seriously consider it, but the truth is: docs will not make what they are today...period. people know this, hense the small enrolment rate at Tufts.
of course there always is the military.....but ...
How much would you expect the salary to be in the future??
the deal will be this: high salary positions will be much more competitive starting from landing residency
managed care positions the bulk of the post residents: they will have to work harder to pull what they do now. I bet nearly 15-20% more hours a week to earn the same gross.
The real deal is when post-residents open "premium care" offices and serve either only cash based clients, or high insurance based clients. These will only be in the wealthiest areas, will occur for only the most competitive residents, and will be very few and far between.
So the bulk of people will be playing the managed care game --more hours more money. most doctors even now wave 10% of their fees for people without insurance, that will increase as the gov't finds a way to broaden medicaid -- and they should.
BUT: They should also pay our medical school!!!
The damn loan comapnies are making a killing off us, and you better bet that they are not in school till they are 30!
Maby there will be a gov't loan for doc-students 1%, 30 years max!
The effect will be that only people who really love medicine will keep going.
if you're going in primary care, you should try military...
but specialties make multiple times more than what you listed. they go into specialty group practices, and don't have any ties with managed care.
so for them those loans don't really matter.
oh yes, if you want govt to pay for your education and want it to give medicaid to everyone, then you may move to canada or eu!
Hey does anyone know when the committee meetings are? The admissions office told me they decide on candidates monthly, and I'm interviewing in April... Anyone know the date in May?