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Why New York University Just Made Its Medical School Free

Why New York University Just Made Its Medical School Free

By: Ryan Kelly

Imagine winning $250,000. No, you didn’t go to Vegas, and you didn’t even buy a lottery ticket. You show up to your white coat ceremony on your first day of medical school, where the dean announces that “you get free med school, and you get free med school, and you get free med school. Everybody gets free med school!” It’s like Oprah on steroids.

Application costs part 2 - Putting application costs in perspective

Application costs part 2 - Putting application costs in perspective

In part 2, we consider the hidden expenses of applying to medical school. Why are they hidden? Because most students don't think about these expenses in advance, even though they should.   

My best advice is: Don't Be Cheap. The single biggest cost-related mistake pre-meds make is they try to save money in dumb ways (e.g. by not returning certain secondaries, by skimping on MCAT prep). As a result, they often have to re-apply, consider a post-bacc program, or go to a worse medical school, all of which make little economic sense.  

Application costs part 1 - Just how expensive is it to apply to medical school?

Application costs part 1 - Just how expensive is it to apply to medical school?

It's expensive to apply to med school. While it's nice to have a wealthy benefactor willing to foot the bill, most of us have to pay from our own finances. This post aims to calculate just how much money you need to have in the bank, or at the very least, to allow you to tell your benefactor just how much they will need to pay on your behalf.