OK, I know that i Will likely be 200K+ in debt after medical school. I'm OK with this, and I know that I will eventually pay it off. My fiance is going to be a RN (she'll start after my first quarter of med school) and making "decent" money. Now, when I get out of medical school and residency, how is my student loan debt going to effect my family in things like buying a car/house/etc.? Am I going to have to wait until I make a large dent in the debt to bring my debt:income down?? I will almost definately have to defer my loadns while in residency, but I "hope" to be able to at least make interest payments during this time.