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Aaron Meyer
Aaron Meyer
Second year med student
St. Louis University School of Medicine
Age: 25

"The focus for me and my friends is on community health. Right now you're hearing a lot in the media about the importance of preventive medicine. That's something very unique to primary care.

"Med students have a desire for mastery. You get that in family medicine because you constantly have to look things up and keep educating yourself.

"My school debt will be more than $200,000 when I graduate. It's terrifying. But I don't know any physician who is homeless.

"Yes there is a big salary gap between family medicine and other specialties that aren't primary care. But that gap is narrowing and will be less of an issue because of health reform."

Med students rush to primary care programs



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