While replying to a user who said it’s difficult for, “A young practitioner to do social service when he is struggling to make ends meet himself”. The doctor took to Twitter and replied, “I was also a young practitioner 20 yrs back. My salary for 4 yrs after DM Neurology (2004) was ₹ 9000/month. This was 16 yrs after joining MBBS. At CMC Vellore, by observing my professors, I realized that a doctor’s life should be frugal & learnt to live with the bare minimum.”
Apollo Hospitals’ doctor says his salary was Rs 9,000 10 years after completing MBBS
While expressing how his mother felt about this, he added, “I was happy with that salary, however, my mother felt upset seeing me get the same salary that a peon got in govt office (where my father worked). She had seen me study hard for 12 years of schooling, followed by 12 years of MBBS, MD & DM. You can understand a mother’s love & pain.”
Started earning in 1994 after completing MBBS. Salary was was Rs 1500/ per month. But Rs 1500/ were enough for us to live well at CMC Vellore. We learnt from our professors that “As doctors look for rewards from work & patient care and not from how much our salaries are.” https://t.co/0b0ftM78sL— Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (@hyderabaddoctor) April 7, 2023
He added, “At 17 yrs age, travelled by train to Vellore (Tamil Nadu) from Bihar in 2nd class alone for interviews (as parents couldn’t financially afford to accompany their minor son). No one from home could come to see me for 5 yrs. Took admission & managed everything on my own for 5 yrs.”
Further explained how he used to live and handle his expenses, “Had only two sets of clothing at any point of time during MBBS. Borrowed older edition books from seniors (could access new editions only in the library). Didn’t dine out in restaurants or watch movies. Never smoked or drank alcohol.”
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