It's no secret that many pediatric residents graduate with significant educational debt.

Increasing indebtedness among early career pediatricians is a concerning trend. Of those residents graduating from pediatric residency reporting any educational debt, the average debt increased from $132,500 in 1997 to $264,000 in 2020 (after adjusting for inflation). In fact, half of all residents in 2020 reported $200,000 or more in debt.

These data are from the AAP Annual Survey of Graduating Residents.

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