I was thinking about a debt a doctor will have from loans to pay off medical school and I want to ask a question. Don't get me wrong, despite the answers I will get, I still want to be a doctor but I want to address this. The typical debt (from what I hear) is 150,000$. How long does it usually take for a doctor to pay this off? If he/she becomes a hospitalist then does the hospital offer to pay a percentage of or even the whole debt off? How long does it take for a doctor to pay off all the loans. PS I want to be doctor for the sake of being a doctor, not for the money.