August 30, 2004

Drowning in Debt

""The hardest part for me is why am I doing the M.P.H. now? I'm going to need to spend the first part of my career doing another discipline just to pay off my loans. I think a lot of public-health people have the idealism that money's not going to be a factor." They would be wrong in assuming so."

The New Physician has a nice piece on medical student debt that hits a little close to home.

Posted by calv0016 at 3:47 PM

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 9:42 AM