Doctors, medical students propose student loan forgiveness, tort reform to help solve problem
Proposed bill would forgive medical school loans up to $200K if doctors stay in NJ
According to members of the New Jersey State Legislature, we have an obligation stop the flight of Primary Care physicians.
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.
With ever-increasing costs and a decline in physician reimbursements, student loan repayment is something all physicians should take the time to research and consider.
New Jersey is headed for a doctor shortage within the next decade unless experts come up with solutions to avoid that outcome.
New Jersey assembly members discuss the importance of supporting medical education and primary care in our state.
Demographics and public policy changes are expected to increase the workload on family doctors in the years to come.