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J Am Board Fam Med. 2016 Mar-Apr;29(2):180-1. doi: 10.3122/jabfm.2016.02.150247.

Over Half of Graduating Family Medicine Residents Report More Than $150,000 in Educational Debt.

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1
From The Robert Graham Center, Washington, DC (AB, AJ, PW, SP); and the American Board of Family Medicine, Lexington, KY (LP, RP). abazemore@aafp.org.
2
From The Robert Graham Center, Washington, DC (AB, AJ, PW, SP); and the American Board of Family Medicine, Lexington, KY (LP, RP).

Abstract

Primary care workforce shortages are thought to result not only from lower remuneration than other specialties but also from increasing amounts of debt at graduation. A census of 3083 graduating family medicine residents found that 58% reported having >$150,000 in educational debt and 26% reported having >$250,000-levels that may deter students' interest in primary care and constrain the practice location choices of those who do choose primary care.

KEYWORDS:

Career Choice; Education; Family Practice; Health Policy; Workforce

PMID:
26957373
DOI:
10.3122/jabfm.2016.02.150247
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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