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Editorial - Poor medical students! "That is why they choose high paying specialties like radiology" -- NYTimes

radRounds (NEW YORK) -- According to the New York Times and a recent article in the New England Journal of Medicine, almost 25% of all U.S. medical students graduate from medical school with over $200,000 in debt. We all knew medical school was quite expensive and it isn't getting cheaper. That is no wonder many medical students now choose specialties that can assist in paying off their exorbitant medical school debt.

The article continues to state that medical school can cost up to $62K at private schools and $45K at state schools.

The NYTimes article then continues to quote that "The steep costs may discourage low-income students from going to medical school, and sway graduates toward higher-earning specialties like radiology and away from lower-paying ones like primary care." What are your thoughts on that?

by Jennifer Larson
Staff Writer, radRounds

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