Free Tuition for Medical School - will it make a difference?

Updated: Aug 27, 2018

In a move said to address the large cost of entering a career in medicine, New York University’s School of Medicine announced that it will offer full scholarships to all current and future students studying to be MDs. NYU believes that the free tuition will also make it possible for more graduates to select careers in primary care instead of the more lucrative specialized fields of medicine. (Studies suggest that the US may face a shortage of up to 50,000 primary care by 2030). This move may nudge some graduates to go into primary care. But is this the real solution to a major problem? In all these debates of provider shortages and the cost of education, very little is mentioned of other paths, such as training non-physicians. Nor is there any self-critical assessment of the type of person selected and then how they are trained to provide care. We are still recruiting and forming providers much like we did 50-100 years ago. - Sanders DiPiero


NYU Medical School Plans Free Tuition for Those Studying to be Doctors

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