ERIC Number: ED152173
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Medical Student Finances and Institutional Characteristics, 1974-1975. Final Report.
Mantovani, Richard E.
This analysis investigates the relationship between (1) income and expenses of medical students, and (2) selected characteristics of the medical schools they attended by assessing the degree to which variation in student financing patterns are explained by differences among medical schools. The data used in this study were derived from anonymous questionnaires completed by a representative national sample of 7,261 medical students. This sample included 15 percent of the total enrollment at each of the 110 medical schools participating in the survey. Income variables used in the analyses are the student's sources of income and type of income. Comparisons of these incomes variables (as well as expense variables) were made across quartiles. From the findings, two basic patterns emerge regarding medical student financing, each associated with a certain type of medical school. Students enrolled in private, high-tuition, research-oriented schools tended to depend more on scholarships/non-repayable funds, loans, and contributions from parents. Those attending schools that were public, low-tuition, and less research oriented depended more on funds contributed by their spouses. (Author/SPG)
Descriptors: Family Financial Resources, Higher Education, Income, Institutional Characteristics, Medical Education, Medical Schools, Medical Students, Parent Financial Contribution, Scholarships, Statistical Data, Student Costs, Student Financial Aid, Student Loan Programs, Surveys
Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Health Resources Administration, 3700 East West Highway, Hyattsville, Maryland 20782
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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 document see HE 009751