As I realize that my student loans will be well into the +$200k mark, I am starting to see how some areas of medicine are becoming harder and harder for us med students to go into due to finances. I know some states offer bonuses for doing primary care within their state or hospitals will help pay back your student loans, but I wonder how valid these options are? Are they like the military option that sounds really good the first time you hear it, but when you learn more about it and do some reading you realize all the other aspects that go with it. I don't know exactly what I will be going into, but I have narrowed it down to two areas and I am leaning more towards one due to the amount I would make. Does any one know if these loan repayment programs are as good as they sound?