Frankly, it’s the one thing that keeps a lot of people out of medical school. Debt. A lot of it. Most physicians come out of medical school owing more to their education than their house and cars are worth combined.
At the University of Houston, where the new medical school is busy educating the next generation of medical doctors, an anonymous donor to the school’s “Here We Go” campaign gave $3 million which will go toward tuition relief for 30 members of the inaugural class.
Thanks to an anonymous $3 million gift, 30 students in the fall 2020 inaugural class at UH’s College of Medicine will have their tuition paid for, the university announced Wednesday.
“Student debt is the number one deterrent for students when applying to medical school,” said Renu Khator, president of the University of Houston. “This generous gift will allow such students an opportunity to attend and ultimately lead the future medical workforce. As a result, the UH College of Medicine will increase access to primary care, enhance quality of life and strengthen Houston as a business destination.”
The gift marks a scholarship milestone for the university.
And a milestone for medical students who will graduate without the monkey of big-time debt on their backs.