SURGERY costs alot because of <br />
A) GOVERNMENT regulations<br />
B) PATENTS.<br />
C) INSURANCE MARKUP.<br />
D) HOSPITAL MARKUP.<br />
You can do away with these things in MANY WAYS.
Doctors go to school for longer than 8 years if you count the specialty programs that they sign up to take. It depends on the doctor's specialty and if they own a large practice, do research projects, teach in the field, etc. Some highly specialized ones make $1mil or more a year like boutique-style plastic surgeons.
it depends on the type of doc but probably starting pay for an md would have to be at least 150k yr
A good one... or graduating last in class
$70,000 to $120,000 per year