Title

Debt, Moonlighting, and Career Decisions Among Internal Medicine Residents.

Publication/Presentation Date

6-1-1987

Abstract

In the study reported here, medical residents were surveyed to determine their patterns of educational indebtedness, the effects of debt on their decisions about training and career, the frequency with which they begin making loan payments during training, the extent to which they moonlight and the reasons for doing so, and their opinions about the effects of moonlighting on house staff training. A total of 223 residents from four residency programs were surveyed; 181 responded. Most (86 percent) had educational debt (mean = $20,500), and more than half of those with debt were making loan payments. Forty percent of the residents moonlighted, and moonlighting was related to the presence of educational debt, monthly loan payments, and number of dependents.

Volume

62

Issue

6

First Page

463

Last Page

469

ISSN

0022-2577

Disciplines

Medical Sciences | Medicine and Health Sciences

PubMedID

3599034

Department(s)

Department of Medicine, Department of Medicine Faculty

Document Type

Article