LOMA LINDA, Calif. — Andrew Baxter, MD has filed a $750,000 law suit against Loma Linda University School of Medicine. “Contrary to my expectations, I am still not rich 5 years after finishing med school and two years after surviving residency.”
The pediatrician is suing for the cost of his education expenses ($200,000+) as well as what he is calling “the huge opportunity loss”. He insists that were it not for the reputation of medicine as a money-maker he would have studied something else.
“Instead of working in Bakersfield to pay off loans, I could have been looking back at career doing something less stressful,” said an angry Baxter.
The physician claims that he was led to believe that going to medical school would ensure a lifetime of stable prosperity. “It’s a lie! When you count the amount of hours I work, the truth is that some of my staff make a higher hourly rate. Meanwhile, I’m not rich, I’m in debt!”
“We actually get a lot of these cases,” said an administrator for the LLU School of Medicine in reaction to news of the lawsuit. “We try to set reasonable expectations early on but many students don’t listen. The reality is that healthcare is rough. There is absolutely no guarantee that it will be lucrative, especially in areas like Pediatrics.”
Baxter has proven impossible to dissuade from taking legal action. He insists that he was misled: “I may as well have become a nurse or even a dentist!”
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