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JAMA. 1998 Sep 2;280(9):819-20.

Medical student financial assistance, 1996-1997.

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Division of Student Affairs and Education Services, Association of American Medical Colleges, Washington, DC 20037, USA.


Loans account for the major portion of financial aid available to medical students. In the academic year 1996-1997, 80.1% of all available financial aid came from loans, and medical students borrowed more than $1.11 billion. Of the 1997 medical school graduating class, 83.2% had educational debt, 46% of whom had mean educational debt levels higher than $75000.

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