In Financial Aid has a nice article about how expensive medical school has become and how much debt may graduates have. Of course, the silver lining is that the physician salaries make the debt levels tolerable and the demand for doctors is projected to continue to grow. Furthermore, despite the rise in medical school applications, the number of medical seats remains relatively limited which will help ensure high future doctor salaries.

The average medical school student now graduates with roughly $200,000 of debt. Where you attend medical school and how competitive of an applicant you are can make a difference, however. For instance, the difference in cost of attendance between a public and a private medical school is roughly $90,000 over four years. ($87,608 if you want to be precise.)

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