Omg!!!

  1. My best friend just got accepted to Medical School!!! She's going to be a doctor!

    I am so happy for her!

    My only concern is the $18,000+ price tag per year!!! Yep...per year!!

    OUCH!!!

    I had no idea that it was so costly to become a doctor! lol I am definitely grateful for my $4200 per year Nursing program!!




    Is it really worth it for doctors??? I know that most doctors earn a nice living, but is that not extreme for tuition? Are other programs this costly?

    Wowza...
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  2. 31 Comments

  3. by   traumaRUs
    Thats cheap. I'm doing a BSN/MSN combo online and I pay $1100 every 5 weeks, which is $12,000 per year. Actually, its more, because I've been doubling classes. It'll be 20K this year.
  4. by   twarlik
    I think med school is expensive no matter where you go. Consider that to attend medical school at Harvard, it will cost you $32,708 a year in tuition alone! Crazy...
  5. by   PennyLane
    Johns Hopkins Medical School in my city is $27,000/year for the M.D. program, $24,700/year for their Ph.D. program. Their nursing program is $19,780/year!
  6. by   kcsunshyn8
    My school(private college outside philly) is close to $30,000 a year! All I have to say is thank god for scholarships and grants!
    ~kerry~
  7. by   Freshman RN
    My 2-yr nursing program is about 1500.00 a year.
  8. by   Tweety
    To be a doctor one has to really want to be. Given the tuition, etc. lack of sleep, and malpractice costs, you have to be driven by something other than money.
  9. by   RN from OZ
    I cant believe you have to pay for the privilage to do nursing !!!
    the Uni course was free over here when I did it ! they charged $2,000 a semester for a couple of years, and now due to the nursing shortage it is free again.
  10. by   twarlik
    Originally posted by RN from OZ
    I cant believe you have to pay for the privilage to do nursing !!!
    the Uni course was free over here when I did it ! they charged $2,000 a semester for a couple of years, and now due to the nursing shortage it is free again.
    It's free!?!?! Wow, what a deal! The only time attending a university or college is "free" over here is if you're given a grant or a scholarship. Most people take out student loans to pay for their education. Ah, the American education system...
  11. by   Gator,SN
    I think that I read somewhere that is is common for the average doctor to owe 70-100,000 in student loans when they are finished.
    Add the cost of malpractice insurance each month and I don't know how they can afford it.

    Gator
  12. by   sjoe
    18K/year is VERY cheap for medical school. My nursing school cost more than that.
  13. by   Spidey's mom
    sjoe . . . I was thinking that was kinda cheap too. My son is headed off to Azusa Pacific in the Fall and it is $11,000 a semester! And he wants to be a history teacher. Which won't compensate him like being a physician will.

    Fortunately he wants his Master's . . .so maybe he will make more than your average high school teacher.

    steph
  14. by   FutureNurse2005
    ahh yes...I forgot that their is a difference in tuition for Canadians and Americans!

    $18,000 is expensive for school up here!

    Sorry about this post

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