DrSpaceman73 September 4, 2022 Share September 4, 2022 52 minutes ago, Notabug said: I think it was a little low. I made $17,000 as an intern in 1982 and finished at around $22,000 in 1986. ER came along about a decade after I finished, so I would expect Benton made more than that, but, still, not much. BTW, when I signed the contract as an intern, I was delighted, feeling that that vast amount of money would finally launch me solidly into the middle class. It did not. I though Susan's apartment looked typical for a resident at the time. Anna's was a little shabby, IMO, but, still, not completely out of the question. The average first year resident makes about $58,000 these days. Not bad, but not much considering the hours. I think that's in the ballpark for an experience ER doc, possibly a little more, like low $300's, but reasonable. And, once again, doesn't explain why Mark was living in a hovel years after finishing his residency. As an attending, even if he took extra shifts on weekends and holidays, he would not be spending more than maybe 60 hours a week in the ER. He would've had plenty of time to find a nice place to live and enjoy it. Most ER docs work 3 12 hour shifts a week. That's it. That's a lot of time off between shifts. I made 30 to 35k in residency from 1999 to 2003. So it might be a little low for 1994 5 years before but probably only a 2-3k off at best. Yeah I read now it's about 60k for residents. I looked it up because I have a 4th year student with me and he was asking what I made in residency. Link to comment
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