Education: Costly Schooling for M.D.s

Simple inability to raise or even borrow the money is a major bar to the study of medicine in the U.S., reported the Association of American Medical Colleges last week. Spending an average of $10,000, medical students pay about twice as much for their training as other graduate students. Yet two out of three nonmedical graduate students get an average $2,000 a year in outside help, compared with $500 for one out of two M.D. students. Unlike the prospective Ph.D., "who characteristically makes his living by going to school," the medical student...

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