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Bronx medical students to receive free tuition after $1bn donation

BMJ 2024; 384 doi: (Published 28 February 2024) Cite this as: BMJ 2024;384:q521
  1. Janice Hopkins Tanne
  1. New York

A billion dollar gift will make medical education tuition free for more than 700 students at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, New York City, a highly rated medical school in a poor area. The gift is intended to attract talented and diverse students who might otherwise not be able to become doctors.1

About 70% of US medical students graduate with education debt averaging $200 000, according to a survey by the Association of American Medical Colleges. Annual tuition at Einstein is more than $59 000, and graduates …

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