05/24/2012 10:40 am ET

Medical Schools: The Top 10 Colleges That Put You Deepest In Debt

Is $229,132 in student debt worth it?

This is the question students must answer when they contemplate attending West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine-- an institution where the average indebtedness tops $200k.

Student debt for medical school is quite high. In 2010, the average student debt for medical school (public and private loans) was $145,020, according to U.S. News & World Report. The figure will likely grow after a July 1 change, when med school students will no longer have their federal loans subsidized and will accrue more interest on their debt.

The bright side? Medicine is a career with a fairly high income. Reuters reports that in 2010, primary care physicians located in the eastern U.S. held a median income level of $194,000.

Below is a list of the 10 medical schools where students have the highest average student debt, according to U.S. News. Is med school worth it? Weigh in below.

Medical Schools That Will Put You Deep In Debt