Take a look at the second page. The amount of interest (only interest!) paid by graduates over the course of their loans (based on the median debt of $175,000) ranges from $151,000 to $317,000 . Total costs are all in excess of $320,000. These are the figures that med students should think about.
This is only looking at the first 4 sample repayments and ignoring the bottom two sample repayments that include loan forgiveness through public service programs (which often are not an option for most medical students). ↩