In a huge move to address the crippling cost of students going into the medical profession New York University School of Medicine announced they will offer full scholarships to all current and future students.
The announcement came as wonderful surprise during the annual first-year medical students White Coat Ceremony Kenneth G. Langone, chair of the board of trustees said:
I'm proud to announce that as of right now, every student that we admit to New York University School of Medicine comes tuition-free and this includes the incoming class and the upperclassmen as well that are here right now — no more tuition.
Needless to say the news was meant with cheers.
The move has been praised by many.
NYU is making its medical school tuition free #tictocnews https://t.co/lwxpqraB74— TicToc by Bloomberg (@TicToc by Bloomberg)1534457477.0
Three out of four medical school graduates in 2017 graduated in debt, according to the Association of American Medi… https://t.co/LmsxuoVruC— NPR (@NPR)1534507260.0
@tictoc My love of free education is the leveling of the playing field. The lack of wealth is no longer lowering ce… https://t.co/kXJM673B5M— OmakaRocks 🇺🇸 🇳🇬 🇩🇰 (@OmakaRocks 🇺🇸 🇳🇬 🇩🇰)1534467758.0
@OMAKAROCKS @tictoc Looks like the starting line is sliding back to even. Still got a while to go, but a good first step.— Guardian of the West (@Guardian of the West)1534468271.0
@KrOn7th @tictoc This will make things more competitive. Acceptance based on merit vs how much money/influence one… https://t.co/hOXe8mGQS6— #BecauseIDied (@#BecauseIDied)1534485274.0
It's a step in the right direction and a long time coming.
NYU MEDICAL SCHOOL IS NOW TUITION FREE FOR ALL MD STUDENTS. HOLY HELL, IM SO PROUD OF MY COUSIN FOR MAKING IT IN. https://t.co/IKByTymRMz— cw 🌮 (@cw 🌮)1534433325.0
I disagree with Ken Langone on every issue. He deserves enormous credit for what he has done at NYU medical school.… https://t.co/vQJ0kMCHnc— Howard Dean (@Howard Dean)1534514174.0
BREAKING: Effective immediately, NYU will grant free tuition to all current and future medical school students. Tui… https://t.co/TwV7pg0B5V— Eduardo #FamiliesBelongTogether (@Eduardo #FamiliesBelongTogether)1534455305.0
NYU will be offering tuition-free medical school. This is our vision turning into reality! 3 out of 4 medical schoo… https://t.co/gNeWu8WlxF— Kenneth Mejia (@Kenneth Mejia)1534517428.0
This is a game changer for students interested in going to medical school! Way to go, @nyuniversity! https://t.co/cylZF493Bm— Merone 👩🏽💻 (@Merone 👩🏽💻)1534513116.0
We hope that other higher learning institutions follow the lead.