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4 Ways You Can Be an Advocate for Your Financial Future This Summer

May 13, 2016

By Liane Weissenberger, Advocacy and Public Affairs Manager


Summer is just around the corner.

It is a busy time for medical students and graduates, from research and clinical fellowship opportunities to planning for upcoming residencies. While I hope you are able to squeeze in some fun in the sun, don’t forget to take some time to think about your financial future after graduation. Now’s the perfect time to use your voice to speak out on the public policy decisions that impact medical students like you.

Here are a few ways you can stay involved in ED to MED over the summer:

  1. Update your ED to MED profile
    Are you graduating and changing your email address? If so, update your ED to MED profile with your new contact information. Here’s how:

    • Log into the ED to MED website
    • Click on your name
    • Select “Edit your info” on the profile screen
    • Update your contact information

  2. Learn how to be an advocate for your financial future
    The ED to MED blog is a fantastic resource to learn more about the public policy issues and federal financial aid programs that could impact your finances after graduation. Stay informed on the latest policy updates and read stories from medical students and professionals impacted by student loan debt.
  3. Become an expert on your own finances
    Take some time this summer and learn how you can be better prepared to manage your finances after graduation. Being an educated borrower is the first step in taking control of your financial future.
  4. Share your #donewithdebt story
    Your stories are an important way to help elected officials understand the full impact their public policy decisions have on real students. Tell us how your graduate student loan debt impacts your financial future and the important decisions you make after graduation. Visit the Share Your Story page to get started.


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