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We have to remember that medicine and science go hand and hand; working together in order to advance society. But, what no one is talking about is what happens when all of the very well educated, very talented group of scientists that are trained in the US either leave science all together or move to other countries where they are better compensated. I know several post-doc students who have been in training for 8+ years in science and are still qualifying for low income housing assistance. When they get their first tenured position in academics, they might make $70-80K a year. Why then is a scientist in our society worth $70K and a physician is worth $150-400K when they both have the same level of training?
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