Financial Indebtedness of Medical-School Graduates

Douglas E. Hough, Douglas Richardson, John J. Ferry, Bernard Bloom, John M. Goldenring, Gregory A. Pistone, Frances D. French

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To the Editor: In her March 5 article,* French presents data from a limited sample of medical residents that, if true for the whole nation, portend severe financial hardship for future medical-school graduates. In 1979 the Center for Health Services Research and Development at the American Medical Association conducted a large-scale survey of resident physicians; one question asked the“level of debt incurred as a result of pursuing your medical education.” Of the 9755 mailed questionnaires, 3403 (35 per cent) were returned and suitable for analysis. The results suggest that although the average level of debt of medical-school graduates is.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1551-1553
Number of pages3
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number25
StatePublished - Jun 18 1981
Externally publishedYes

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