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NYU to Offer Free Tuition for All Medical School Students

NYU to Offer Free Tuition for All Medical School Students

It is the only top 10-ranked medical school in the nation to do so. Columbia University in New York City offered the most expensive medical education at $66,257 per year.

New York University is set to become the first top-ranked institution in the U.S.to pay for the tuition of all its medical students. Now thousands of medical students and the general public, who are in need of a balanced and affordable medical array of services, will be able to take that commitment right to the bank.

Leaders at NYU School of Medicine also contend that addressing the challenges in medical education today requires more than just expanding the number of people being admitted to medical school, but a full retrofitting of the pipeline that trains and finances how we do that.

A study produced by the Association of American Medical Colleges estimated that in 2017 75% of medical students graduated in debt. Research shows this high debt can add significantly to student and physician stress, making them feel cynical or depressed.

Current and future students in our MD degree program celebrate after the announcement at White Coat that they'll be receiving full-tuition scholarships.

"People shouldn't graduate medical school with the equivalent of a mortgage", said Rafael Rivera, NYU medical dean of admissions.




New York University in New York City is covering tuition for all its medical students regardless of their economic background in an effort to alleviate the nationwide shortage of medical researchers and primary care physicians, the Wall Street Journal reports.

The plan, which takes effect immediately, will cover all current and future students, with annual tuition running about $55,000 annually.

The school says it wanted to reduce the amount of debt students are saddled with after medical school and attract a more diverse class of students.

The scholarships were made possible by $450 million worth of grants, including $100 million contribution from Home Depot founder Kenneth Langone, who chairs the medical school's board of trustees. Yet by 2030, as the prevalence of chronic disease continues to skyrocket and the population of Americans over age 65 years increases by 50 percent, the primary care physician shortage may end up larger than that of every other specialty combined. "That's too late if we wish to expand the pipeline to bring forth the broadest, most-talented group of students, and to give them the financial freedom to choose medicine over other careers".

NYU thanked more than 2,500 supporters who helped bring the scheme to fruition.

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