Infographic: What Drives Students to Enter Medical School?

Jon McKenna


September 12, 2023

Medical school is a years-long grind by design. What motivated medical students to tackle that grind in the first place? What appealed about the specialty they chose, and how high is the student loan mountain they took on to fulfill that dream?

This infographic addresses certain key realities of the life of a medical student in the United States. If you're interested in more details about their lifestyle — work-life balance and stress management, for example — then check out the Medscape Medical Student Lifestyle Report 2023.

Medscape Medical Student Lifestyle Report 2023

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