NYU School of Medicine will provide free tuition to students

August 18, 2018

Modern Healthcare  |  By Maria Castellucci  |  August 16, 2018

NYU School of Medicine announced Thursday it will provide all current and future students full-tuition scholarships to attend medical school. The institution, which broke the news to incoming students and their families during the White Coat Ceremony, is the first major medical school in the U.S. to provide free education to all students regardless of financial merit. NYU leaders called the decision a “moral imperative” considering the impact medical school debt has on physician stress levels, diversity in the profession and the provider shortage. “This gives our students choice in two ways: First it will enable students who couldn’t afford medical school to afford it and the second thing it does is enable students enrolled in medical school to think with a clear eye (about their future).  Read more