NJ Looking at Forgiving Medical School Loans

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -

New doctors in New Jersey could have their medical school loans forgiven if they practice in low-income communities for a decade, under a measure advanced unanimously by the Assembly’s higher education committee Monday. Under the proposal, a physician would have to commit to working in a clinic in an area underserved by doctors full-time for four years. Some advocates say the $2 million program could help reduce a doctors shortage in the state.