This year for DO Day, white-coated medical students and DOs convened on Capitol Hill to educate Congress about the debt burden today’s medical students face and advocate for meaningful policy changes that could lead to a boost in primary care physicians in years to come.
“There’s really a physician shortage in primary care, and student loans are keeping us from entering those spots,” said Justin Penny, OMS III, who attends the Kansas City (Missouri) University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine. Penny met with Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky.
Here’s what Penny and other osteopathic medical students had to say about their Congressional meetings on #DODay2016:
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