How much does it cost to go to medical school?

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asked Dec 28, 2018 in Higher Education (university +) by SusanCrane (290 points)
How much does it cost to go to medical school?

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answered Dec 29, 2018 by Jasire (26,200 points)
Going to medical school is not cheap but well worth it if you really want to become a doctor and help people out and make a good salary.

If you're an in state student the cost of one year of medical school is around $35,000.00 including tuition, health insurance and other fees.

If you're an out of state student it can cost as high as $58,000.00 per year for medical school.

By the time you get through medical school it can cost you as much as $170,000.00 so you should only go to medical school if you really want to become a doctor.
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answered Jan 29, 2023 by Abulaycan (940 points)
edited Jan 31, 2023 by Abulaycan

Keep in mind that there are many financial aid options available to medical students, including scholarships, grants, and loans. It's also important to keep in mind that the cost of medical school can vary by state. If you're interested in learning more about the cost of attending medical school in your state, you can check out the AAMC's website, which provides detailed information on medical school tuition and fees by state.
If you're looking for a more affordable and flexible alternative, you can check out Medical Assistant programs by state, which can be completed in less than a year and have a lower cost of attendance.

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answered Aug 27, 2023 by cedvernon (2,740 points)
It is strongly suggested that you have a minimum GPA of 3.0 to gain acceptance to any medical school.

However, this is a minimum value, and most applicants should have a mid-3.0 range GPA to be competitive.

Many medical schools organize their training into two parts: pre-clinical and clinical.

In a traditional four-year curriculum, the pre-clinical phase includes two years of science training when you learn about basic medical concepts, the structure and functions of the body, diseases, diagnoses, and treatment concepts.

Generally speaking, a typical medical school program can be completed within approximately four years.

However, the timing will depend on the specific institution, if a student takes a leave of absence or elects to take additional courses, or if he or she pursues additional training.

The content you will be learning isn't necessarily hard.

But rather, the sheer volume of information you're expected to memorize is what's difficult.

Imagine going through a semester worth of material from undergrad, in just one week.

That's essentially the pace you'll be expected to move at in med school.

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