NYU Medical School Plans Free Tuition For Those Studying To Be Doctors

By James Doubek

In a move it said was to address the large cost of entering a career in medicine, New York University’s School of Medicine said Thursday that it will offer full scholarships to all current and future students in its doctor of medicine program.

NYU said it was the “only top 10-ranked” medical school in the U.S. to offer such a generous package.

“I’m proud to announce that as of right now, every student that we admit to New York University School of Medicine comes tuition-free,” Kenneth G. Langone, chair of the board of trustees, said in a video announcement Thursday. “And this includes the incoming class and the upperclassmen as well that are here right now — no more tuition.”

“They walk out of here unencumbered, looking at a future where they can do what their passion tells them, which is to help people live better quality lives,” he added.

Source: National Public Radio

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