Therefore, they are fearful that they will not be able to pay their significant medical student debt
. The median medical student debt
in 2008 was approximately $145,000 for students at public medical schools and $180,000 for those at private medical schools (1).
Dr Ram Moorthy, chairman of the junior doctors' committee, said: "Medical student debt
, which already stands at an average pounds 20,000, is expected to rise considerably in the next few years.
While medical student debt
reform is an important short-term solution, it will only provide a patch for the system.
The average medical student debt
now stands at pounds 22,000 and is taking an average of 11 years to pay off after graduation.
Medical student debt
is another contributing factor, Dr.
The family physicians' list of most important problems gave a higher priority to issues relating to family medicine, such as maldistribution of physicians in primary care and subspecialties, shortage of primary care physicians, lack of financial support for primary care, and excessive medical student debt