Medical students lobby Congress for lower medical school tuition

Medical students graduate, on average, with $140,000 in debt, with many having loans in excess of $200,000.

The majority who enter school wishing to practice primary care often change their minds when greeted with this fiscal reality. Combined with the fact that primary care role models are overburdened in a practice environment so toxic towards generalist practice, it is no wonder that most students change their minds, and gravitate towards specialties with both more lucrative pay and manageable lifestyles.

MedPage Today talked to a few of these students, who recently went to Capitol Hill to make their feelings known.

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