Other Question #288
ALI, a 14 year old male from miami beach asks on November 20, 2001,
1)What type salary does internal medicine make?
2)What kind of education is needed for internal medicine?
viewed 15139 times
answered on November 19, 2001
By going to www.google.com and typing in "salary jobs" I found many sites that lead to lists of salaries in various fields. For physicians a list is published by Merritt Hawkins, a job-finding company. In US$, physicians specializing in internal medicine generate revenue of about $1.5M/year, but out of this must come the expenses to run the practice. The minimum education required to obtain a medical specialty like internal medicine typically includes 2 years premedicine with general science courses, followed by a 4 year medical program at a university, then internship for a year or so, followed by at least 2 years coursework and 3 years training in the specialty, usually as a resident in a hospital. So this makes a grand total of 11 years. It could take longer. Also, note that during the internship years, and the residency years, you earn money at a reduced salary--but still very good compared to other jobs.
Add to or comment on this answer using the form below.
Note: All submissions are moderated prior to posting.
If you found this answer useful, please consider making a small donation to science.ca.