I walked over to a table of women and eavesdropped on their conversation. Wasn’t love about intertwined souls, not the zeros in their paycheck? Residents only make a fraction of what real doctors make (about 20%) and almost all doctors have med school debt equal to the cost of a home in the United States.I couldn’t believe that these women went out of their way to study in the medicine library (the other end of campus) for the blind chance that, perhaps, a med student might take notice of them. The average debt of a med school graduate is about 160,000 USD, which normally takes up to 30 years to pay off and consequentially amounts to around 400,000 USD of total debt with accrued interest added in. While doctors start off with 6 figures right off the bat, they also have 6 figures of debt under their belt.Others simply don’t feel ready to settle down at 22 years old, the way their parents did.Given the rigor and all-consuming nature of medical school and residency, this is particularly true for doctors.Many physicians marry other health care workers because of life timing and availability, said Steve Sherick, MD, an emergency medicine doctor who lives with his wife, a pediatric oncologist, in Colorado.
If the wife had career aspirations herself, these were often put aside in order to help her husband get through medical school.As many more young doctors enter the final stages of their training still single, there is more opportunity to find the perfect mate among their colleagues.When doctors marry doctors The epitome of office romance, flirtation between young residents or between nurses and doctors may seem like something straight out of an ER or Greys Anatomy script.With healthcare being so dreadfully expensive in the United States, it’s great to have Richard nearby and give me the ‘yes’ or ‘no’ in regard to whether I really need to go to the doctor’s office.Many symptoms of pain and discomfort can only be diagnosed with tests at the hospital.