The Huffington Post—September 15, 2011
Helene Pavlov, M.D., FACR, Radiologist-in-Chief at Hospital for Special Surgery
The premise of the article is that more physicians graduating from medical school need to enter primary care practices instead of specialization. Drs. Bach and Kocher propose accomplishing this goal by eliminating the financial burden of medical school tuition. The authors state that young doctors specialize because specialists make more money than primary care physicians and these young doctors need to make more money in order to repay the loans they accumulated during medical school. Therefore, they hypothesize, if medical school was free, the number of medical school graduates entering primary care would increase.
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