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Egan, Sumter & Pinkin Bill to Allow Recent Medical School Graduates to Collect Unemployment Benefits Now Law

Law Expands Safety Net Program to Include Doctors in Training
(TRENTON) - Legislation Assemblyman Joseph Egan sponsored to make medical interns in New Jersey eligible for unemployment benefits was recently signed into law.

Generally, after completing four years of medical school, doctors in training must complete a residency, the first year of which is known as the internship year. During his or her internship year, a recent graduate practices medicine under the supervision of more experienced medical professionals. While interns do receive a salary, they are ineligible for unemployment benefits if they are terminated from an internship in New Jersey.

"If a medical intern has student loan debt in the six-figure range and suddenly loses employment during his or her first post-graduate year, it can be a significant obstacle to financial stability," said Egan (D-Middlesex/Somerset).

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