How Much do Internal Medicine Doctors Make

An internist is a doctor in the field of Internal Medicine, hence the name “internist”. Internal medicine doctors are different than Family Practice doctors in which they focus mostly in treating and preventing illnesses of adults. In Family Practice, doctors deal with the treatment of children and adults. Just like family practice, Internal Medicine is a residency by itself and most doctors are internal medicine physicians. Internal medicine has a wide range of specialties with rewarding salaries which attracts most of the medical school graduates.
Internal Medicine Sub-specialties Include:
* Adolescent medicine
* Allergy and immunology
* Geriatrics (care of the elderly)
* Hematology (blood)
* Infectious disease
* Oncology (cancer)
* Rheumatology (arthritis)
* Sports medicine
Medical students who do not want to jump into specialties can just complete 3 years of residency to complete the general requirements to be internists. Internal medicine can also be referred as a “general practitioner” with whom basic treatment is conducted.
How Much do Internists Make?
As of January 2011, the lowest an internist makes without any sub-specialties, is $146,525 and the highest they make is $227,419. Of course experience increases the numbers and also internists who work in rural areas make more money than internists who work in the urban areas.
How to be an Internal Medicine Doctor?
1) 4 years of undergraduate course
2) 4 years of medical school
3) 3 years of internal medicine residency
4) Pass USMLE Step 1, Step 2, Step 3
5) Pass the state test to get the license from that state
Source: Salary.com

Mdsalaries.blogspot.com is Gone and Other Updates

I decided to go to mdsalaries.blogspot.com and I found that the blog was deleted. That blog is very popular and I love reading about the enormous amounts of money different physicians earn in USA compared to other countries.

Should I continue what that site started?
As a medical student I don’t have that much time but I’m always interested in writing about new topics. I always love reading about physician salaries and perhaps I should continue what that site started. If you are a regular visitor you should know by now that this blog has a lot of useful information about studying at a Caribbean medical school. Not only that, I do my best to keep it updated every month. Last month, I didn’t get a chance to write anything because I was leaving Bonaire and therefore I was running around getting things organized and chasing after my landlord to get my deposit back.

Anyways, since the Bonaire chapter is done and closed and a new chapter of clinical clerkship started I will write about the salaries physicians earn and how to be one. I only do so, not to copy mdsalaries blog, but for my own information, so I can have a database to refer to in the near future. Whenever I get a chance I will write about the salaries for certain physicians and how to get into their respected specialties.

Now that basic science is over, all the information I write from now on will be useful for all medical students from different medical schools. Where you do your basic science classes differentiates you from medical students of other schools; however, clinical clerkship is the same for everyone.

Congratulations to the Class of Fall 2010

I know this post should have been published before I posted the AICM posts but better late than never. Anyways, the Saint James School of Medicine class of Fall 2010 is the school’s largest class. We started with 70 students initially and graduated with less than 60 unfortunately. For the new comers this class will be remembered by all those who interacted with us. For new students, ask around and your fellow students and they will tell you our class is one of the most friendliest classes out there. We did our best and took time out of our schedules to help out the newcomers. Unfortunately, someone told me that other classes on the island are not like that. The following is a picture of the class, which was taken in MD4 semester.