The importance of borrowing the least amount of money possible for medical school cannot be overstated. With student loan interest rates over 6% and tuition for medical school increasing every year, it is not unrealistic to estimate that you will be paying back more than two times what you initially borrowed. Unfortunately, it appears that this trend of increasing debt will continue for the foreseeable future even though physician salaries have remained flat or even decreased in recent years. The last time the AAMC published data (PDF) on medical school debt was at the beginning of 2013:

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