From Forbes:

The Competition for Free Tuition

KPSOM among schools offering programs to help students earn an MD at no cost

October 15, 2021

The average debt for medical students who graduated in 2020 was $207,003, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges. Earning a medical degree without taking on a six-figure debt is appealing to countless applicants, making the handful of tuition-free medical schools especially difficult to get into. 

Dr. Lindia J. Willies-Jacobo, Senior Associate Dean of Admissions for the Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine, says offering free tuition to KPSOM’s first five medical classes allows students to join “specialties that align with the personal and professional values,” without having to worry about paying off student loans. In this article in Forbes magazine, officials from several medical schools discuss strategies to secure a coveted spot in a tuition-free institution.

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