What to know about student loan forgiveness for doctors

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If you have hefty medical school debt, you might be eligible for student loan forgiveness for doctors. Learn more about the different forgiveness options. (Shutterstock)

Becoming a doctor involves many years of school and, as a result, hundreds of thousands of dollars in educational expenses. The typical doctor graduates with an average debt of $250,222 for public universities and $330,180 for private schools, according to the American Association of Medical Colleges. And with 73% of new doctors utilizing loans to pay for their education, that’s a lot of providers walking around with six-figure debt.