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7 of the top 10 least expensive private medical schools are DO schools

LECOM, WCUCOM are the private DO schools with the lowest tuition and fees, according to U.S. News and World Report.

Medical school is expensive, but tuition and fees vary widely across institutions. A recently released list from U.S. News and World Report found that 70% of the top 10 least expensive private medical schools are colleges of osteopathic medicine. To compile the list, U.S. News looked at schools’ tuition and fees for the 2017-2018 school year.

Here’s the list of the 10 least expensive private medical schools, according to U.S. News and World Report:

No. 1: Baylor College of Medicine

No. 2: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

No. 3: William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine

No. 4: University of Miami

No. 5: University of Pikeville Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine

No. 6: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine

No. 7: Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine

No. 8: Howard University

No. 9: Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine

No. 10: Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine

See the full list here.

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2 comments

  1. Unfortunately, with some of these schools, it seems you get what you pay for. Cheap, therefore, may not be accurately equated with a good education, quality faculty, competent staff, or preparing you well for a career as a doctor. I urge those who are concerned about the cost of med school to ask around about the overall quality of education before jumping at that low price. Ask the students at those schools if they are happy there. Ask them how much of the stress of medical school is the necessary stress of cramming all that info into tired brains and how much of that stress is unnecessary and due to the incompetence of their chosen school.

    That’s an important distinction that no one talks about, but nonetheless affects your education and quality of life. Med school is supposed to be hard, but it should be hard because of all the material you have to learn and not because of poor teaching, incompetence, and so on.

    People talk. A lot these days about burnout but no one seems to address the causes of it, and I submit that the quality of your school can be cintributory to increased risk of burnout.

  2. What about the fact that osteopathic schools also leads the pack in a very similar way regarding the most expensive tuition and highest indebtedness? That is worth talking about, as well.

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