I'm fortunate enough to start medical school this fall. I've done the math and realized that I had saved up enough money that I could essentially pay off my med school tuition as I attend for the next four years. My parents sat down with me and recommended that I take out a student loan. Is this a financially sound decision? Would it be financially smarter to pay off med school out of pocket or take out a loan and pay it off slowly after I start residency? Would it cost more or less with consideration of tax reduction and etc to take out student loans and pay it off gradually? Any input would be much appreciated.