CupOfTea wrote:My boyfriend is going into medical school. Although both degrees are similar in price, his is guaranteed to be both lucrative and rewarding. Over 96% percent of US medical students match into a residency placement each year (paying about $48k a year) and following residency they go on to make salarys at or above $200k. Guaranteed.
From the LCME, here are just some parts of the the overview of the medical school accreditation standards that i found interesting:
To achieve and maintain accreditation, a medical education program leading to the M.D. degree in the
U.S. and Canada must meet the standards contained in the following document. The accreditation process requires a
medical education program to provide assurances that its graduates exhibit general professional
competencies that are appropriate for entry to the next stage of their training and that serve as the
foundation for lifelong learning and proficient medical care. While recognizing the existence and
appropriateness of diverse institutional missions and educational objectives, the LCME subscribes to the
proposition that local circumstances do not justify accreditation of a substandard program of medical
education leading to the M.D. degree.
I am drafting my letter to the ABA now. I believe the law school model should be more like the medical school model. As it stands now, the profession of law is a joke.
Yes, going to medical school gives you good prospects of getting a job. But investment wise? Not the best return for your money. Four years of medical school, so there is another year of loans. Then you have residency from 3-6 years, and the lucrative jobs usually require longer residencies. In addition, the residencies that lead to lucrative positions are also usually as competitive as a t-14, maybe tending closer to HYSCCN