Medical Student Debt Load Escalates Dramatically

The mounting costs of getting a medical education continue to weigh heavily on medical students and graduates, many of whom leave school carrying large, three-figure debt loads.

Eighty-six percent of allopathic medical school graduates and 91% of osteopathic medicine college graduates had educational debt in 2011, according to the latest data from the Assn. of American Medical Colleges and the American Assn. of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine. The average debt is $205,674 for osteopathic medicine students and $162,000 for allopathic students.

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