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Anupam B. Jena

Making Medical School Free Is No Cure-All

There are better ways to treat the profession’s ills.

A demanding education.

A demanding education.

Photographer: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

Earlier this month, the New York University School of Medicine announced that it would offer free tuition for its current and future students, making it the only top-ranked medical school in the nation to do so.

It’s an admirable and generous decision. The only problem is that it may not have its intended effect.