Legislative Proposal for Creative Medical Workforce Debt Solutions
The American Medical Student Association (AMSA) believes that all students who work hard and are qualified should have a fair chance of becoming a health care provider. Students who are academically qualified and come from families that are relatively impoverished are more likely to work as physicians in medically underserved areas. Yet they state that their primary deterrent to entering the medical profession is the exorbitant cost of attending medical school. To ensure that more Americans have the opportunity to provide the healthcare in areas of this country that desperately need it, Congress must act rapidly to decrease and manage medical student indebtedness.