NJ primary care residents discuss the effect of student loan debt and the practice environment for primary care physicians in the Garden State.
You worry about everything
Dr. Shumailia Alam, family medicine resident Rutgers-RWJ Centra State, discusses the difficult choice she has to make between leaving New Jersey and paying off her student loan debt.
If i wasn't married to someone from nj
Dr. Gayon Hyatt, a primary care resident in Verona, says that she’ll be in her late 60s before her student loan debts are repaid.
Deciding if I can stay in NJ
Dr. Matthew Parisi, family medicine resident at Rutgers-RWJ Centra State, discusses the factors that will determine his ability to stay in his home state to practice medicine.
Starting out late in life in all aspects
Internal Medicine resident Dr. Sasha East dispels the popular myth that primary care physicians make large salaries, and says that because of her student loan debt, that she is starting out late in life “in all aspects.”
SUPPORTING PRIMARY CARE IS IN OUR SELF INTEREST
Assemblywoman Amy Handlin, R-Dist. 13, discusses our obligation to support Primary Care physicians and Primary Care medical education in New Jersey.
We have an Obligation
According to members of the New Jersey State Legislature, we have an obligation stop the flight of Primary Care physicians.
WE MUST HAVE A RICHER PROGRAM
The State of New Jersey has had a student loan redemption program for primary care practitioners since 1991. But the deck is stacked against physicians.