White coat Notes
Young doctors’ debt can pinch
Most young doctors who choose a career in primary care will be able to pay off medical school debt of about $160,000 within 10 years even as they raise a family in a high-cost urban area. But, a new study, which the senior author called “sobering,” found that those with higher debt may have to make choices to manage their finances. Others say primary care doctors are doing better as state and national laws make them more valuable to providers.