The Burden of Debt Survey, recently published by the American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, is part of a project that we at AAAOM had been putting together for some time now. Essentially, this project is looking for insight and, hopefully, solutions into better borrowing strategies and overall professional financial health. Recently we have had more and more members reaching out to us about their unique personal struggles regarding building their careers while trying to pay down student loans. In some cases, the loan debt is massive and seriously affecting the quality of life of that practitioner. Clearly we needed to find a way to respond, but with useful, real-world strategies.
However, we need more data. In order to search for solutions, we need facts, variables, and quantifiable data. Funds raised here will go toward that aim, to help guide our professionals to have strong careers and less debt burden.