When medical doctors are paid less than their peers, we should not blame them


Medical students are getting less than the average doctor, according to a survey of more than 1,000 US doctors published Thursday by the American College of Physicians.

The survey, conducted by the Association of American Medical Colleges, showed that doctors who have more than 30 years of experience are paid $13,600 less than other doctors.

The average salary for medical school graduates was $70,700.

In a statement, the AAMC said the survey was a reminder that doctors need to maintain their professional image to be considered a credible physician.

“The survey results demonstrate the important role that the American Medical Association (AMA) has in promoting a career-driven profession,” the statement said.

“These findings highlight the need for the AMA to maintain its position as a leader in the profession, which it has throughout history.”

The survey found that almost half of all physicians surveyed were dissatisfied with the way the profession is represented in the media.

The AMA’s chief executive, Dr. David Cote, said that the results are an example of the “greater diversity of our profession.”

“There is a real need for medical schools to provide students with a solid, well-rounded education,” Cote said in a statement.

“We need more physicians who have the ability to practice their craft and also the willingness to do so while balancing professional responsibilities and family responsibilities.”