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J Am Board Fam Med. 2018 Jul-Aug;31(4):501-502. doi: 10.3122/jabfm.2018.04.180002.

30% of Recent Family Medicine Graduates Report Participation in Loan Repayment Programs.

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1
From the Robert Graham Center, Washington, DC.
2
From the Robert Graham Center, Washington, DC. mcoffman@aafp.org.

Abstract

Rising educational debt may discourage entry into primary care and practice in safety net settings, but little is known about participation in loan repayment programs that are thought to be part of the solution. A survey of 2052 recent family physician residency graduates found that 30% pursued loan repayment, only a portion of which is tied to service obligations, suggesting opportunities for research and areas for the attention of policymakers.

KEYWORDS:

Family Physicians; Internship and Residency; Primary Health Care; Student Loans

PMID:
29986974
DOI:
10.3122/jabfm.2018.04.180002
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