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The Debt of Graduating Medical Students.
Education is never a cheap proposition but studying medicine has a huge financial impact on prospective doctors. This is always the key challenge regardless of who you are or what background you come from.
Therefore, always have a plan going into medical school. Speak with a financial advisor, either at your bank or with your medical college. They can help build a portfolio and projection of what your savings and expenditures looks like. Maybe you are richer than you think and can afford a short vacation to somewhere exotic. Maybe you need to reduce the amount you spend going out for dinner. It is an opportunity to build perspective and understanding of your own finances. 

The Debt of Graduating Medical Students.

Education is never a cheap proposition but studying medicine has a huge financial impact on prospective doctors. This is always the key challenge regardless of who you are or what background you come from.

Therefore, always have a plan going into medical school. Speak with a financial advisor, either at your bank or with your medical college. They can help build a portfolio and projection of what your savings and expenditures looks like. Maybe you are richer than you think and can afford a short vacation to somewhere exotic. Maybe you need to reduce the amount you spend going out for dinner. It is an opportunity to build perspective and understanding of your own finances. 

Did you have to take out a loan for college as well as medical school? If so, how burdensome do you think all of that debt is when combined altogether? If not, what did you do to pay for college? So far I think I might need to take out loans for both university and medical school and the idea of the debt piling up over the years of my future education is very scary. — Asked by almyro

I did take out student loans since the heydays of undergrad. I had some scholarships to help me but it was difficult not to pull through without some loans. Thus, I have accrued loans for the past six years and it definitely does amount to a lot. I worked at research labs to help cover some of my costs. Still, the majority is being paid via my loans and from family support. 

Seeing the debt grow is certainly scary but once you work with a financial advisor, it can put a lot of your concerns at ease and put your situation in perspective.