Healthcare graduate students, including those in the medical, dental, pharmacy and prodiatry fields, are concerned about their educational debt, with more than 25 percent saying they will have or had debt over $200,000 upon graduation.
Respondents to a survey at The Student Doctor Network also said their student debt would impact where they choose to live, what specialty they pursue and their ability to buy a home.
The January 2012 survey revealed students’ attitudes about the future of healthcare in the U.S., with most voicing concern the American healthcare system is getting worse.
Dr. Lee Burnett, executive director of The Student Doctor Network, said, ” … students are concerned about the future of healthcare in the United States, though there is no consensus on the best way to address the problem.” Adding, “Our membership is composed of current and future healthcare providers, who have a unique perspective on the changing landscape of healthcare in the United States.”
See survey results.