The median cost of attending medical school is rising annually, and with it, student debt. Neurology residents have stepped up during the pandemic to answer the call of a health system at its breaking point. In this article, we outline how this escalating problem of student debt affects the neurology pipeline, the wellbeing and career decisions of current neurology trainees and practicing neurologists and through it, and the gap in healthcare. We describe currently available options for loan repayment and call for advocacy and legislation to address this mounting burden as a means to improve neurological care in the United States.
View details for DOI 10.1016/j.jns.2021.117536
View details for PubMedID 34139451