How US physician compensation & medical school fees compare to those abroad

U.S. physicians may be paid more than their international colleagues, but their medical school costs are also higher, according to Medscape's 2019 International Physician Compensation Report.

To compile its report, Medscape gathered data from its compensation reports published in the UK, Germany, France, Spain and Brazil.

How average annual physician salaries compare to physicians in other countries:

United States: $313,000
United Kingdom: $138,000
Germany: $163,000
France: $108,000
Spain: $63,000
Brazil: $58,000
Mexico: $22,000

How average annual medical school costs compare between countries:

United States
Private; $50,000
Public: $35,000 (in-state students)

United Kingdom
Private; $45,000
Public: $11,000

Private: $19,900 - $38,200
Public: $600

Private: $800
Public: $800

Private: $6,000 - $17,000
Public: $600 - $1,700

Private: $24,000
Public: No cost

Private: $37,000 - $56,000
Public: No cost, but includes registration fees and a commitment to work in a government hospital or clinic.

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