How are PCP's able to pay off their student loan debt?

auburnO5

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It seems like you would be 40 before a primary care doctor would be able to pay off his debt (assuming he/she entered medical school around 23ish). I really think I would enjoy it, I just don't know if it would be financially responsible.
 

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10 yr repayment is pretty standard so 40 would be about right.
 

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Many hospitals are offering some kind of loan assistance for PCP I believe. I know a PCP who gets like 15k towards his student loan for each year he works with that hospital...something like that
 
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what kind of debt is that? 200,000 or 300,000. it looks like i'll be around 300,000 + but i dont' want to be forced into a higher paying specialty because of this.
 
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i heard that too, but for places that are really underserved such as inner city or rural.

Sweetness! That's were I always wanted to serve. There's never any action in suburban hospitals. They're just full of republicans who get a paper cuts and want 20 tests done. :laugh:
 
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