Why medical students should be next up for debt relief
By Sterling N. Ransone
As a new academic year for medical students begins, I’m excited for the next generation of physicians to start their careers in medicine. However, like many of these students, I’m also nervous: The increase in student debt has created significant roadblocks to physicians who want to enter the primary care profession and practice in underserved communities.
While the administration’s recent actions to cancel some debt for eligible borrowers and extend the student loan pause through the end of the year are welcomed as positive steps forward, Congress must enact permanent solutions to address medical student debt and our shrinking primary care workforce…