NYU announced today that they'll offer full-tuition scholarships to all medical students in perpetuity, making them the first top-ranked medical school in the United States to do so.
This was an amazing piece of news to see this morning. In a country where student debt is skyrocketing (especially for medical students) and healthcare costs threaten to destroy anyone who can't afford good insurance, this could make a real difference.
Will more medical schools follow suit? What other professions are so beneficial to society that their tuition should be free of charge?