NYU’s Free Medical School Tuition Could Funnel More Doctors to Primary Care

August 17, 2018

(The Atlantic) – Medical school costs a lot of money that a lot of people don’t have. That often means students do a bit of cost-benefit analysis: Is it worth it to take on hundreds of thousands of dollars of debt now for the possibility of making hundreds of thousands of dollars a year later? New York University’s School of Medicine is trying remove that calculation as a factor in students’ career-decision making. The school announced yesterday that it will provide all new, future, and current students a full tuition scholarship—financial need and merit aside, meaning wealthy students and low-income students alike will receive it.

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