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Medical student debt is increasing

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 01 February 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:01026a
  1. Siân Knight1
  1. 1Nottingham

The average debt incurred by UK medical students has increased by 22% over the past 12 months, says the 1999-2000 survey of medical students' finances published by the BMA's Medical Students Committee (MSC) last December. The increase represents an extra £1062 of debt per medical student.

The average amount of medical student debt was £5979, with the highest figure reaching £27 350. The total debt incurred by students was found to rise markedly as their studies progressed (graph). The average first year debt totals £3230, and increases to £9434 in the final …

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