We just wanted to alert you to a Gallup poll that found medical school graduates have a much higher level of satisfaction with their degrees than law or MBA graduates. More specifically, 20% of law school graduates and 23% of MBA graduates felt their degrees prepared them for their career fields whereas 50% of medical school graduates felt their degrees prepared them for life outside of graduate school. On the question of whether the degree was worth the investment, only 23% and 42% of law school and MBA graduates, respectively, agreed. However, for medical school graduates the poll recorded 58% agreeing with the statement.
We respect Gallup but we would like to know more about the graduates they surveyed. Did they attend higher or lower tier law schools and MBA programs? How many of the medical school graduates were from Caribbean schools? In any event, we hope this is a very sobering reminder for why you should ensure you truly want your degree and you have realistic expectations of what the degree and the specific school can help you accomplish both in your career and in your overall post grad school quality of life.