August 16, 2004
The Match Lawsuit Dismissed
"A federal district judge in Washington on Thursday dismissed an antitrust lawsuit that contended medical residents are forced to participate in a system that ensures they work long hours for low wages."
On one hand, it's nice to know The Match will most likely still be around when it's time for me to apply to residencies; on the other hand, it's a little disappointing to think about the 10-years of post-high school education I will have gone through to work 80 hours/week making life and death decisions only make $40,000/year.
The full story is here.
Posted by calv0016 at August 16, 2004 9:42 AM
Andy, I totally understand what you mean by the depressing thought that you will have 10 years post-high education and will be making life or death decisions for only about $40,000/year. Law students suffer the same fear, except that we aren't even guaranteed the $40,000/year. Granted, it is generally only 7 years post high school (mine will be about 9, which includes working in the real world for a year), but there are so many lawyers that many of us will not get a job and will have to be a sole practitioner - where we MIGHT be able to pull in $25,000 - $30,000. (Or at least that is what I am told by our Career Services office.)