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Old 10-12-2007, 06:25 PM
 
Location: Nashville,Tn
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Including college, about 12-15. Add 3-5 to pay off your loans.

So, assuming you start college when you're 18, you will be a full-fledged doctor around the time you turn 32. You should be free and clear of your student loans and debts (depending on how frugally you live) by the time you're 35-40.
I wonder why doctor's have to go for school so long . I mean , I understand that it is alot to learn and you must know what you are doing before becoming a doctor , but what takes 10 or 15 years to learn ? I think the longest time that you should have to go to school for any occupation should be no more than 6 or 7 years .
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Old 10-13-2007, 09:10 AM
 
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High barriers to enter the profession keeps out the riff raff

most of it anyway

And really it does take that long, 8 years for the academics seems reasonable and at that point they havent even seen a patient.
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Old 10-13-2007, 09:14 AM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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High barriers to enter the profession keeps out the riff raff

most of it anyway

And really it does take that long, 8 years for the academics seems reasonable and at that point they havent even seen a patient.
They start doing clinicals (seeing patients) the last two years of med school. They rotate through all the specialties.
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Old 10-13-2007, 09:30 AM
 
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I wouldnt know, never been to med school. I just think there cant be enough education for a Physician
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Old 10-26-2007, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Nashville,Tn
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Four years of college. Then four years of Medical School. Then, depending on the school and your particular interest, interning or resident program. This varies from one year to several years. Once your graduate from the resident program, you are on your own.
Also, do physicians get paid during their residencies? Just wondering.
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Old 10-28-2007, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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Also, do physicians get paid during their residencies? Just wondering.
Yes they get paid. My daughter is in her last year of residency at Johns Hopkins and gets 55k. She spent four years at undergrad school, four years at med school, and then a four year residency. I don't know what the pay for residency is at other places but most are probably within 10%-15% of Hopkins.
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Old 10-28-2007, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Also, do physicians get paid during their residencies? Just wondering.
Between 30-50 generally.

As for why you have to go for more than 6 years, imagine having someone being out of college for only 2 years and then being your doctor....quite a scary thought. I'm finishing my PhD in child clinical psych and it will be 6 years post undergrad (so 10 years total) and I think that that was a good amount of time. You don't want just anyone to be your doctor
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Old 10-28-2007, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Nashville,Tn
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Between 30-50 generally.

As for why you have to go for more than 6 years, imagine having someone being out of college for only 2 years and then being your doctor....quite a scary thought. I'm finishing my PhD in child clinical psych and it will be 6 years post undergrad (so 10 years total) and I think that that was a good amount of time. You don't want just anyone to be your doctor
I thouht about being a doctor when I was about to go to college, but decicded to be a dentist. I make more than most doctors and didn't have to be in school as long and did not have to pay as much to go. I also am not as likely to be sued. No offense.
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Old 10-28-2007, 02:59 PM
 
Location: New Zealand
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I thouht about being a doctor when I was about to go to college, but decicded to be a dentist. I make more than most doctors and didn't have to be in school as long and did not have to pay as much to go. I also am not as likely to be sued. No offense.
Many people who choose to become doctors do not necessarily do so to make tons of money. There are easier ways to make money.
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Old 10-28-2007, 06:25 PM
 
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I wonder why doctor's have to go for school so long . I mean , I understand that it is alot to learn and you must know what you are doing before becoming a doctor , but what takes 10 or 15 years to learn ? I think the longest time that you should have to go to school for any occupation should be no more than 6 or 7 years .
I have no problem with the fact that my doctor went through 10-15 years of training instead of 6.
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