Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/323583
Title:
Debt crisis ahead for Irish medical students
Authors:
Haugh, C; Doyle, B; O’Flynn, S
Citation:
Haugh C, Doyle B, O'Flynn S. Debt crisis ahead for Irish medical students. IMJ 2014 107(6)
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal
Journal:
Irish Medical Journal
Issue Date:
Jun-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/323583
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
Internationally medical student debt is a cause of concern. A survey of medical students in UCC (response rate of 191 representing 35% of the EU student cohort) reveals that 34(26%) of direct entry medicine (DEM) students and 36(61%) graduate entrants (GEM) have a loan with an anticipated average debt of 17,300 and 80,000 on graduation respectively. Fifty-three(90%) graduate entrants and 75(57%) direct entrants revealed that they often worry about their current financial situation. Fifty-three(28%) of students have a part-time job and many were concerned about the degree to which this conflicted with their academic workload. 118(89%) of school leavers and 48(81%) graduates received financial assistance from their families to fund their college expenses. Student responses recommended the introduction of a government supported low interest rate loan and other incentives to help service high levels of debt associated with medical education.
Keywords:
EDUCATION; ECONOMIC FACTOR
Local subject classification:
STUDENTS, MEDICAL

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorHaugh, Cen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDoyle, Ben_GB
dc.contributor.authorO’Flynn, Sen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-22T09:39:35Z-
dc.date.available2014-07-22T09:39:35Z-
dc.date.issued2014-06-
dc.identifier.citationHaugh C, Doyle B, O'Flynn S. Debt crisis ahead for Irish medical students. IMJ 2014 107(6)en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/323583-
dc.descriptionInternationally medical student debt is a cause of concern. A survey of medical students in UCC (response rate of 191 representing 35% of the EU student cohort) reveals that 34(26%) of direct entry medicine (DEM) students and 36(61%) graduate entrants (GEM) have a loan with an anticipated average debt of 17,300 and 80,000 on graduation respectively. Fifty-three(90%) graduate entrants and 75(57%) direct entrants revealed that they often worry about their current financial situation. Fifty-three(28%) of students have a part-time job and many were concerned about the degree to which this conflicted with their academic workload. 118(89%) of school leavers and 48(81%) graduates received financial assistance from their families to fund their college expenses. Student responses recommended the introduction of a government supported low interest rate loan and other incentives to help service high levels of debt associated with medical education.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journalen_GB
dc.subjectEDUCATIONen_GB
dc.subjectECONOMIC FACTORen_GB
dc.subject.otherSTUDENTS, MEDICALen_GB
dc.titleDebt crisis ahead for Irish medical studentsen_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalIrish Medical Journalen_GB
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