Practices Will tuition-free medical school help students ‘follow their dreams’ at Kaiser Permanente and NYU?

When Kaiser Permanente announced Tuesday that it won approval to open its new medical school in California, the news that caught headlines was its decision to offer free tuition to all the medical students in its first five graduating classes.

Like the decision last year by NYU’s medical school to offer free tuition to all its students, Kaiser Permanente said it hoped by reducing the financial burden on future doctors for their education, it would encourage students to go into primary care and other lower-paying specialties.

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