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You don’t think starting salary affects specialty choice

June 18, 2009

Some of the latest figures for starting salaries for rookie physicians.

I’d like to be altruistic and say that salary doesn’t impact what field young physicians go into.  BUT, when you’re staring six figure debt in the face, how can it NOT affect what specialty you choose?  Looking at the reports from this article, we’re not talking a few thousand dollars but hundreds of thousands of dollars per year. No wonder primary care is in trouble.

One of the first places health care reform needs to start at is in pay disparity.

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