January 10, 2023
Inequities and SDOH
  • Black medical trainees were far more likely to carry a heavier debt burden than their peers in other racial and ethnic groups, according to a study published in Health Affairs. The study found trainees from nearly all underrepresented populations in medicine were generally more likely to have debt compared to white and Asian trainees. However, 96 percent of Black trainees reported some type of debt compared to 83 percent of trainees overall. Half of Black trainees had some type of consumer debt, compared to 25 percent overall. (Study here)