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    my dad is one of those foreign doctors. He graduated from Taipei Medical University's 7 year program. It cost him about $100 (USD back in that time period) per semester and like the spoiled brat he was, he drove to school. Everyone else took the bus. His medical education was CHEAP. Oh he served in the [foreign] military too lol.

    He came to the united states during the late 70's and got his greencard in early 80's... thanks to a nice man named Dr. Elmer Brown (God rest his soul) who helped him out and gave him a position in a training program... and then a lawyer in Chicago whose dad was famous paid attention to changes in the law and really expedited this process.

    Fast forward to today... my brother is graduating from medical school in May.
    So his education after high school was...
    Washington University in St. Louis double major biology and anthropology
    Yale University Masters in Public Health
    some more classes at the local calstate across the street from our house
    Touro University in Las Vegas

    His education alone is like half a million dollars.  He is a lucky guy to have his mommy and daddy pay for everything and keep him debt free. 99% of other people do not get this luxury. It is a LUXURY to be debt free like this! There is something wrong with this picture!

    mum and dad were running out of money so I got my engineering BS at UCLA. my tuition bill to my parents: 39k. housing+everything else: ~54k. About 100k if you include the mom make me food the dorm food is getting boring. The bill for my PhD to my parents: ZEE-ROH like Bill Clinton says it. So apparently the country invests in scientists. :)

    Why hello there reality, how are you doing?

    by Future Gazer on Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 09:16:12 PM PST

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