seatown12 wrote:65% is the percentage of graduates who went into private practice, not all those who reported. This and more information can be found by following the link in Mr. Spivey's email.
The email also says that 33% (presumably of those in private practice) earned salaries of at least $160k. 33% of 65% means that just over 21% of all 2008 graduates are making $160k. $152k being the median private practice salary means at least 32.5% (65*.5) of all graduates are earning that amount, even better than the 21.6% Lawrence reports. Big money is definitely out there for Wash U grads.
I did e-mail Mike Spivey and he said that 65% of the class was what was reporting. (147 out of 226) Those numbers in the email he sent out were pulled only fromt hat sample. Out of those 65% that reported, 65% went into private practice. Its just a coincidence that those numbers turn out to be the same.