As you may have heard in the news, there is an ongoing debate about how to deal with sky rocketing student debt. There is a significant amount of uncertainty in the stability of loan forgiveness programs. Resident physicians often graduate residency with anywhere between $100K-$400K in student debt. Some try to take advantage of federal loan forgiveness programs that can assist in removing debt if they fulfill certain time-based practice requirements in underserved settings; however it is becoming murkier as to whether or not the promise of loan forgiveness will be fulfilled upon completion. There are several other ways to approach medical education debt that can be explored, which we can discuss if you are interested.