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Debt Management and Financial Literacy

The school of Medicine Financial Aid Office provides students with a series of debt management and financial literacy presentations. These presentations were conceived to assist students with the management of their educational debt and to expand their education outside of the classroom in regards to teaching them elements of personal finance. We also provide sessions designed to help ease the transition to and from medical school.

Presentations are generally in-person and are presented by the financial aid office staff and/or experts in the field. Medical students are counseled on debt management from their initial orientation and continue through their medical school career.

The School of Medicine Financial Aid Director has developed an online survey to assess students’ debt awareness and financial literacy. The results of this annual survey are used to custom tailor the presentations for the upcoming year. The following in-person sessions are currently being offered to all medical students in the 2016-17 year:

  • Orientation Session
  • Financial Wellness through Budgeting
  • Understanding Credit
  • Loan Repayment Options
  • Loan Forgiveness Options
  • Your Loan Debt and Transitioning to Residency
  • Exit Counseling

Additional sessions which will be made available online for students to review are:

  • Buying a Home
  • Buying vs. Leasing a Car
  • Overspending vs. Saving
  • CashCourse

Calendar of Sessions

08/05/16OrientationMS 1YESTamkin
Early AugOne-on-one hour-long budgeting sessionsMS 1 and PostbacN / AFin Aid Office
12/02/16Financial Wellness Through BudgetingMS 1 & 2YESNelson @ 12
01/13/17Understanding CreditMS 1 & 2date to be confirmedTamkin @ 12
02/17/17Understanding CreditMS 3 & 4date to be confirmed22a Auditorium @ 5
03/01/17Transitioning to ResidencyMS date to be confirmed22a Auditorium @ 5
04/06/17Exit CounselingMS 4YESNelson @ 8
04/13/17Loan repayment options/ Forgiveness optionsMS 3date to be confirmed22a Auditorium @ 5
04/28/17Your Financial Aid & Transitioning to summer/ Your MSII yearMS 1date to be confirmedTamkin @ 12
March / AprilPurchasing a Home (webinars)MS 4dates to be confirmedOnline
April / MayOne?on-one hour-long exit follow up appointmentsMS 4N / AFin Aid Office
06/19/17GME House Staff Orientation Entering Residentsdate to be confirmedUCIMC
06/30/17GME House Staff Orientation Entering Residentsdate to be confirmedUCIMC
July / AugOne-on-one appointment with residentsEntering ResidentsTBDUCIMC

The Financial Aid Office has partnered with CashCourse to provide online workshops on various debt management and financial literacy topics where students can get access to important information 24/7. CashCourse was developed by the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) specifically to help college students with resources that can help them obtain money management skills. We also refer students to the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) website to utilize their Financial Information, Resources, Services and Tools (FIRST) program which provides free resources to help medical students make wise financial decisions.

(Last reviewed 2/02/2016 - LM)


Hours: 8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday
836 Medical Education Building, Irvine, CA 92697-4089
Tel: (949) 824-6476
Fax: (949) 824-1014 (fax)

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