SURGERY costs alot because of
A) GOVERNMENT regulations
C) INSURANCE MARKUP.
D) HOSPITAL MARKUP.
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