How much does it cost to become a doctor?

Answer

The Association of American Medical Colleges reports the median tuition for resident students in public institutions from 2012 to 2013 was $28,719 per year. For non-resident students attending public institutions, the tuition was $49,000 per year. Students who attend private institutions paid $47,673 per year for tuition, according to About.com

With the added costs of insurance and fees, these amounts increased to $32,197 for residents and $54,625 for non-residents of public schools. About.com states that for medical school students who attended private school, the tuition rose to $50,078.

The costs of medical school can be drastically reduced by thousands of dollars with five methods: scholarships, grants or awards, military service, U.S. Health Service Corps and employer reimbursement, according to About.com

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