Medical School Debt Statistics | PPhREI Network Roundup | 12-17-2023

In this PPhREI Network Roundup, Dr. Frey reviews surprising statistics about medical school debt and I discuss Thimble, a company founded to end needle pain.

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The Prudent Plastic Surgeon

In this post, Dr. Frey picks apart the recently released AAMC survey of graduating medical students. He boils the findings down to 33 statistics about medical school debt. Some of this I already knew, like the average medical school debt of around $200,000. (I escaped med school with $200k of debt, but it ballooned to $300k by the time I finished residency.)

But other statistics were new and interesting, like the ones that linked higher familial wealth with lower medical school debt for their kids. (Not surprising, but it was the first time I’ve seen statistics on the topic).

Read the whole article on the Prudent Plastic Surgeon blog: 33 Medical School Debt Statistics That All Doctors Need to Know

The Darwinian Doctor

In this post, I talk with my friend Dr. Manju Dawkins, who founded the company Thimble. This is a company that exists to end needle pain. I discuss how I have a love/hate relationship with needles that is dependent on whether the needles are pointed in my direction or not. We go through the products available right now and what’s under development. I just love physician entrepreneurs!

Check out the whole article on the Darwinian Doctor blog: Ending Needle Pain: An Interview with Dr. Manju Dawkins, Founder of Thimble

Or watch the interview on YouTube.


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