The Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx is going tuition-free thanks to a generous donation. Photo: Chriscobar Credit: Picasa 2.0

Here’s some good news for prospective med students: On Monday, the president and CEO of Montefiore, Einstein Philip Ozuah, announced that thanks to the largest gift ever made to any medical school in the country, no student at Einstein will have to pay tuition again. Ruth L. Gottesman, Ed.D., chair of the Einstein Board of Trustees and a Montefiore Health System board member, was left the funds by her late husband and was proud to be able to pass them on to an amazing cause.

All current fourth-year students will be reimbursed their spring 2024 semester tuition and as of August, all students moving forward will receive free tuition at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. The gift is “intended to attract a talented and diverse pool of individuals who may not otherwise have the means to pursue a medical education. It will enable generations of healthcare leaders who will advance the boundaries of research and care, free from the burden of crushing loan indebtedness.” Read more.

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