Tuition-free Medical School (NYU)

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by chrisjm18, Jun 28, 2020.

  1. chrisjm18

    chrisjm18 Well-Known Member

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  2. JoshD

    JoshD Active Member

    This is great! I can imagine their medical school is VERY competitive. With an average GPA of 3.89 and an average MCAT of 522...they have some insanely intelligent students.
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  3. Asymptote

    Asymptote New Member

    This is just a bandaid and not a cure.
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  4. JoshD

    JoshD Active Member

    Band-Aid for what? Genuinely curious because you're the first I've heard it from.
  5. Neuhaus

    Neuhaus Well-Known Member

    It isn't really that outlandish of a claim.

    Educational costs are outlandish. A typical medical school graduate an have nearly half a million dollars worth of student loan debt. This is very helpful to the graduates of NYU's program and that's wonderful. But it doesn't fix the systemic issue.
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  6. JoshD

    JoshD Active Member

    I would not call it a band-aid then. Sure it does not fix the systemic issue but it was a "cure" for NYU.

    I know about medical education debt since my brother is an ER Physician here in Oklahoma. Crazy thing is, my friend who is a 4th year at Dartmouth Geisel is in the same amount of debt due to scholarship from Dartmouth.
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  7. Asymptote

    Asymptote New Member

    Yep, like Neuhaus said. Asides from the cheap pun, I’m talking about the systematic problem of medical / health education.

    And I’d say it goes beyond just tuition. Aren’t malpractice insurance costs sky high? And what about all the years spent in school and residencies which may mean substantial opportunity costs and losses for other potential income?

    So tossing a bone to a few med school students is nice, and kudos to NYU for doing it. Every bit helps, I’m sure.

    But it’s a bandaid nevertheless.

    And as for it being a cure for NYU? I disagree. Maybe it helps some students (although they still face systematic problems mentioned above, not to mention the possibility of big-pharma writing the curriculum and whatever that means for the rest of us), but it is certainly not a cure for NYU itself. Rather, NYU’s “cure” was to be found in lucrative real estate deals throughout Manhattan, coupled with an influx of foreign students taking advantage of cheap dollar exchange rates which made tuition easier to swallow.
  8. JoshD

    JoshD Active Member

    We will just have to agree to disagree before it gets drug out more. I appreciate your thoughts though.
  9. chrisjm18

    chrisjm18 Well-Known Member

    I noticed that you updated your signature. You didn't bother to update the DI gang.
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