Home|Journals|Articles by Year

Directory for Medical Articles
 

Educational Forum



Doctors of debt: Cutting or capping the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) hurts physicians in training

Emman Dabaja, Mohamed Macki.


Abstract

Growing medical student debt has increased reliance on government loan forgiveness plans like the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF). Evidence suggests that delayed financial gratification in addition to stagnant resident salaries has exacerbated problems related to salary gaps and burnout. Although capping the PSLF may help curb national debt in the United States Department of Education, in the case of medical students, this policy is misplaced. The objective of this review is to discuss the implications of capping the PSLF program on medical student education. Policy reform should focus on halting medical school tuition hikes and increasing resident physician salaries.

Key words: Debt; education; healthcare; Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program






Full-text options


Share this Article



Online Article Submission
• ejmanager.com
• ojshosting.net







Do you want to use OJS for your journal ?
work with an experienced partner
www.OJSHosting.net

eJManager.com
Review(er)s Central
About BiblioMed
License Information
Terms & Conditions
Privacy Policy
Contact Us

The articles in Bibliomed are open access articles licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/) which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the work is properly cited.