Medical Student Debt Relief

Medical student debt relief may be a significant contributing factor in family medicine career choice. The AAFP calls for expanded funding for federal loan programs targeted to support family medicine and primary care, allowing the deferment of interest and principal payments on medical student loans until after completion of postgraduate training and allowing the tax-deductibility of interest on principal payment for such loans. The AAFP recommends for the development of innovative programs that promote education debt relief for family medicine and primary care. (2006) (2011 COD)