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Are We in a Medical Education Bubble Market?

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  • David A. Asch, M.D., M.B.A.,
  • Sean Nicholson, Ph.D.,
  • and Marko Vujicic, Ph.D.

Debt-to-income ratios for new physicians reveal the connection between what physicians can charge patients and what medical schools can charge students. If we aim to reduce the costs of health care, we need to reduce the costs of medical education.

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Disclosure forms provided by the authors are available with the full text of this article at NEJM.org.

This article was published on October 30, 2013, at NEJM.org.

Author Affiliations

From the Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center; and the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania — all in Philadelphia (D.A.A.); Cornell University, Ithaca, NY (S.N.); the National Bureau of Economic Research, Cambridge, MA (S.N.); and the American Dental Association, Chicago (M.V.).

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