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    NYU Makes Medical School Tuition Free, Effective Immediately

    Take $55,018 and call them in the morning. In a bid to address physician shortages and boost diversity, New York University announced yesterday that every medical student, regardless of financial situation, will get a full ride. About 41 percent of U.S. medical students incur more than $150,000 in debt, a burden that may discourage graduates from entering crucial but less lucrative specialties like pediatrics. The school will also refund tuition payments already made this year, but students must still cover room and board and fees of up to $31,000 annually.

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