Debt Might Sway Physicians’ Career Decisions, Study Finds
Debt accumulated during medical school might push pediatric residents toward lower-paying jobs rather than positions in a specialty field, according to a studyÂ published in the journalÂ Pediatrics. According to the study, residents with at least $51,000 of debt were about 50% more likely to plan a career in primary care or hospital medicine -- which do not require additional training -- than those who owed less or no money.
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