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Physicians with student loan debt

Residency Program Insider, April 22, 2016

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A survey of more than 19,000 physicians across 26 specialties found that one-third of emergency medicine and family medicine physicians are still paying off their student loans. Rheumatologists and gastroenterologists were the specialists with the lowest percentage of physicians still paying off student loans at 16% each. When broken down by age, 76% of physicians under the age of 28 said they were still paying of student loans. As expected, the percentage decreases as age increases. Twenty-four percent of physicians in the 45-49 age range reported having school debt. A small amount (2%) of physicians 70 or older reported they were still paying off their loans. 

Source: Medscape



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