5 numbers to know about medical resident debt

Nearly 80 percent of medical residents have at least some medical school debt, according to Medscape's 2015 Residents Salary & Debt Report.

The Medscape report includes data from more than 1,700 medical residents in 24 specialties who took part in an online survey from May 14 through June 22. All of the participants were enrolled in a U.S. medical resident program when they took the survey.

Highlighted below is the debt breakdown of the residents surveyed.

  1. More than $200,000 — 37 percent
  2. $100,000-$200,000 — 22 percent
  3. $50,000-$99,999 — 9 percent
  4. Under $50,000 — 10 percent
  5. None — 22 percent



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