im not an alum but am married with a family. we as a couple both left comfortable jobs with good incomes. had to sell everything we owned to get here so we could realize a dream. house, cars, everything is gone. living out of a couple of suitcases each.
its tough on a relationship. wont lie to you about that. its even tougher convincing your significant other that there is a light at the end of the tunnel after all this debt.
you can replace cash my friend but you cant replace relationships. fortunately for me my relationship became stronger because we both shared the same dream.
coming back to money? its a lot of debt. i contacted many alumni who were in their 2nd and 3rd years of residency. they were having a tough time but it was manageable. depends on your standard of living you are comfortable with. the ones with family seemed to be doing better overall than the ones without family.
every year you put off getting into med school you are that much less closer to your peak salary.
the restless eye....
somewhere out there....