EDUCATION DEBT MANAGEMENT for Residents provided by: INFORMATION If you have additional questions or want more FIRST for Medical Education Financial Information, Resources, Services and Tools information about resources and services available for residents, or the FIRST program, contact: Julie Fresne firstname.lastname@example.org 202.828.0511 Association of rev. 06/2010 American Medical Colleges Managing your EDUCATION DEBT MANAGEMENT WORKSHOPS EDUCATION DEBT The AAMC provides workshops on managing student loans—such as, what the repayment options are, what to consider before choosing a plan, and how to develop a The Association of American Medical Colleges is one repayment strategy to get through residency. Financial aid of the most trusted resources when it comes to issues professionals have long recognized the AAMC’s education regarding residents. We heard your questions and debt management workshops as being among the most concerns about education debt management, and reliable, in-depth, accessible and valuable of their kind. launched FIRST for Medical Education In-person workshops are provided on an “as available” www.aamc.org/FIRST. A significant focus of this basis at medical schools, hospitals and medical centers across the country. Contact Julie Fresne at 202.828.0511 program is to provide students and residents with for more information or to arrange a workshop. information and tools to help them effectively manage their education debt. We believe that you MEDLOANS® ORGANIZER AND will find these tools helpful: CALCULATOR • FIRST for Residents mailbox The Medloans Organizer and Calculator allows you to • Education debt management workshops enter, track and save your loan information. Enter your loan information once in the secure Medloans Organizer, • Medloans® Organizer and Calculator then use the Calculator to run repayment scenarios to • The Economics of Becoming a Doctor help you choose the most suitable payment plan for your • Monthly Payment Estimator situation. MONTHLY PAYMENT ESTIMATOR FIRST for Residents Mailbox View various repayment plans showing balance at repayment and monthly payments based on a range of debt This free mailbox is solely dedicated to residents’ amounts. A quick way to get a ball-park estimate of what student loan issues. It only takes seconds to your own repayment might look like. See www.aamc.org/ subscribe and gain access. We’ll help you get first/repaymentsummary.pdf answers to your loan portfolio questions that are accurate, up-to-date, objective, and most FACEBOOK FAN PAGE importantly, confidential. In addition to the Residents mailbox, the FIRST for Medical Education Fan Page posts timely news and After questions and answers are posted to the information relevant to residents and student loan debt mailbox, they’re archived on our site. management issues. Stay connected through Facebook to important issues regarding deferment and forbearance, Subscribe today: relevant legislative changes, and interest rate changes. www.aamc.org/first/residents/mailbox.htm THE ECONOMICS OF BECOMING A DOCTOR A 40-minute, narrated presentation explaining the most common repayment strategies during residency. Includes information on the new programs Income-Based To see all resources, services and tools go to Repayment and Public Service Loan Forgiveness, and a www.aamc.org/FIRST discussion of the economics of earning an M.D. degree by following “Dr. Median” from medical school to retirement. Targeted to medical students, residents and financial aid staff.
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