There's no opportunity to educate the patient/client about how to maintain and monitor their own health.
These duties are now being taken over, clinically by RNs and PharmD, as they should be.
Also, with the internet available to most, who have computers, MDs now would like to have patients
educate themselves, as incidentally may are doing on A2K.
Back to student loans, a woman recently graduated from Tufts Medical School in Boston , with an MD and a loan debt of about $184,000. She promised the US Army to serve in the Army following her education, if the Army would pay her way through Medical School. Well, the Army did pay her way through med school and recently called her up for duty in the military.
Guess what? The woman now has told the Army that she can not serve, because her religion
Christian Coptic?) prohibits her from doing so.
What many students forget about , when taking out student loans either from the Army or the Federal Gov, is the issue of compounding interest. The original loan was for $184,000, with compounding over a period of 8 years ( 4 yr med school, 1 yr internship, 2 yr residency, 1 yr fellowship ), the net amount now owed, since no payments have ever been made by the MD, has risen to about $271,851.
If you take out a loan, be sure to start paying on it ( interest only is a possibility ) even, while you're stil in school, to avoid giant balances in the end.