NYU Paying Tuition for All Medical Students

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With debt in the six-figure range it's no surprise that medical students are pursing jobs in higher-paying fields. To combat a shortage of researchers and primary care physicians New York University announced that it will pay tuition for all of its medical students. 

This will not only relieve students of crippling debt, but give them more career options.

So far the university has raised $450 million of the estimated $600 million needed to fund the project. According to the Wall Street Journal, the school will provide full-tuition scholarships for 93 first-year students and 350 students that are already partway through the M.D.-only degree program.

Read the Wall Street Journal story here.

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