One thing I'm interested to hear from current students and residents is how much emphasis they put on the price of attendance, including the cost of living in that city, when they chose a medical school. Tuition and cost of living varies tremendously between medical schools, far more than the difference in quality of education, but I don't get the impression that very many students weighed that heavily in their selection process. That might be because students were only accepted into a single school or all schools they were accepted to had similar costs of attendance, I don't know. Did you take price into consideration when you chose your school? How important of a factor was it?
James Dahle, MD, FACEP
Founder and Editor, The White Coat Investor. Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine at Jordan Valley Medical Center
Director, Office of Student Financial Services at Indiana University School of Medicine
Michael Clancy, MBA, CFP, CLU
Director of Financial Planning, Division of Medical Education at Drexel University College of Medicine
Julie Fresne, MA
Director of Student Financial Services at Association of American Medical Colleges
A. Sofia Warner
MD/MBA student at Harvard Medical School and Harvard Business School interested in medical education, womens health and cost-conscious health care.
Molly Siegel, MD
Obstetrics and Gynecology Resident at University of California, San Francisco. Interested in quality improvement and care for the underserved.
Dr. Lisa Rosenfeld
PGY-1 in psychiatry at MGH/McLean, MD from HMS, MPH from Univ of WA, with interests in community psychiatry, systems of care, and health IT.
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