ERIC Number: ED136734
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Studies of Medical Student Financing. Medical Student Finances and Personal Characteristics 1974-1975.
Mantovani, Richard E.
A national survey of 7,261 medical students, representing 15 percent of total enrollment at each of 110 medical schools addressed specific questions including: (1) Which students expressed a need for financial aid?; (2) do the neediest students receive financial aid?; (3) To what extent do students intending to serve in primary care specialties and in physician shortage areas receive financial aid?; (4) What is the role of medical schools, federal and state governments, private foundations and lending institutions, and the students and their parents in supplying the income needed to meet student expenses?; and (5) Which types of income are most important in financing medical students? Most students were found to be dependent on a number of funding sources. If the amount of assistance from loans and scholarships decreases in the future, many students who cannot call on their parents for support may face financial hardships in completing their medical education. Data are presented in narrated tabular form, and the questionnaire used in the study is included. (Author/MSE)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Resources Administration (DHEW/PHS), Bethesda, MD. Bureau of Health Manpower.
Authoring Institution: Association of American Medical Colleges, Washington, DC.
Note: For related documents, see HE 007 675, HE 008 545, and HE 008 821 ; Tables and appendices may be marginally legible due to small print of the original