About to interview for a vascular surgery job at a for-profit hospital. This is tricky. This means they are not a qualifying employer for public student loan forgiveness. I am set up correctly - I declared formally that I intend to seek forgiveness and consolidated all my loans into the direct category. My residency is at a not for profit hospital so I will have 5 years of 10 down. If I were to take a job at this new place, they would have to give me a comparable deal which sounds insane - They would have to make sure $400k in debt is gone after a 5 year period. Additionally, I will be taxed on this and the taxes for $400k would approach $160k. They would have to increase my base salary to mitigate the taxes...but that would be taxed also...long story short, they would need to increase my base by approximately $53k yearly to break EVEN with the loan repayment taxes. Anyone heard of a place insane enough to even entertain this? Granted, they are for profit, so probably not first time someone put them on the spot about this.